Disney has been working with the rideshare company Lyft since the company began providing the Minnie Van service in 2017.
Today, Disney has announced that Lyft will be the official rideshare company for both Disneyland and Disney World.
This partnership with Lyft comes just in time for the ending of the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge reservation-only period at Disneyland, as of June 23.
The Orange County Register has also shared that, “taxis, Uber, and other rideshare operators will continue to be able to use the Disneyland pickup/dropoff area on Harbor Boulevard,” they will just not be able to drop off and pick up riders in the designated Lyft locations.
Lyft has stated that “O.C. locals and tourists can say goodbye to the days of parking ‘far, far away,'” with this new partnership.
Disneyland has also been working hard on the expansion of a parking structure, along with new parking options that they hope will be able to assist with some of the parking frustrations associated with an increase in park visitors.
This partnership with Lyft is even more appealing because the Mickey and Friends Parking structure, which is being expanded, is 3/4-mile away from the Disneyland entrance. On top of that, parking rates saw a 25 percent increase in January 2019.
Disney has also revealed that, “Lyft and Disney will be enhancing the app experience at the Walt Disney World Resort. The update will make it easier to request a Minnie Van ride, find the most convenient pickup location, and even select a wheelchair-accessible vehicle.”
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