It has been announced that Lyft is now the official rideshare of Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort. The partnership begins today, June 18th!
The Disney Parks are always changing, and that means loads of Disney news! Every single day, we’re tracking Disney news (food and otherwise!) so we can bring you the latest. (If you join our DFB Newsletter, you’ll get all the newsy details FIRST!)
Here we’re gathering TEN of the biggest Disney news stories from 2018…ICYMI!
From price increases and ticket changes to transportation updates and new restaurants, the BIGGEST news stories from 2018 are going to seriously affect your upcoming trip in 2019! Read through to see what you NEED to know to make sure your visit next year goes smoothly!
Disney World Ticket Date-Based Pricing Introduced
When the announcement was made that Disney World’s tickets would go to a date-based pricing model, our readers had a lot of mixed reactions. On the positive side, readers said they were looking forward to seeing which dates would be lower and using that information to plan their trips. And if you’re a person who enjoys the growing complexity of planning a trip to WDW, we totally feel you on this!
Happy Weekend! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re asking (and answering) some questions: “Are These Disney Upgrades Worth it?”
There’s no shortage of ways to upgrade your Disney World vacation. For instance, should you buy park tickets that allow you to visit one park for one day, or should you spring for Park Hoppers to visit more parks? Will your family be satisfied with the Quick Service or Standard Disney Dining Plan, or would the Deluxe Dining Plan be a better choice? These are just two of several of the topics we are covering when we ask, “Is this Disney World upgrade worth it?” Find out our thoughts in our latest DFB YouTube video! [Read more…]
Walt Disney World’s Minnie Van Service has been shuttling guests of Disney Resorts around the Disney Property in fun polka-dotted vans for about a year now. After a test period at select Resorts the service was expanded to guests at all Disney Resorts earlier this year – then expanded again to whisk people to Orlando International Airport.
The Minnie Vans are Disney-operated personal rides that guests can book through the Lyft app (airport rides are booked by calling 407-WDW-PLAY). The Minnie Vans are driven by Disney Employees.
The Minnie Van service is a Disney-operated personal ride program available in partnership with the Lyft app, featuring Disney World Cast Members as drivers. When the program made its debut last year, it was first available to guests only at select Deluxe Resorts.
However, the rollout of the program has expanded over the past several months. And now, the rollout is complete and guests staying at any Disney World Resort — Value, Moderate, and Deluxe — can access the service, as well as guests at Four Seasons Orlando and the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels. (Guests who already have the service on their apps can get rides to and from any on-property location at any time.)
Picture this: You have an Advance Dining Reservation at Polynesian Village Resort’s ‘Ohana, but you’ve just finished getting your swim on at Animal Kingdom Lodge. How do you get from point A to point B?
You could use Disney transportation, which would entail a lengthy bus ride from Animal Kingdom Lodge to Magic Kingdom, then a transfer to either the Resort Monorail Loop or the boat to the Poly.
But what if one or more of these modes of transportation is delayed? What about the meats?! How will you get your Lapu Lapu?! The ‘Ohana Bread Pudding is slipping through your fingers!