Why You Might Want to Take Uber Instead of Lyft to Magic Kingdom

When you’re traveling within Disney World, you have several options available to you. If you have a car with you, you can, of course, drive yourself, but if you don’t have a car, then you have to rely on Disney transportation or rideshare services like Uber and Lyft.

Rideshare signs in Disney World

If you utilize rideshare services to get to and from the parks when you’re in Disney World, then a recent update at the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC) at Magic Kingdom might make you want to re-think which service you use.

At almost all of the Disney World parks, the parking lot is connected to the park itself. The only exception to this is Magic Kingdom, where you’ll actually park at the Transportation and Ticket Center and then you’ll need to take the Monorail, ferry boat, or bus to the park.

Transportation and Ticket Center

The same goes if you use a rideshare service like Uber or Lyft. Ubers, Lyfts (with the exception of Minnie Vans, which we’ll talk about later), and taxis all drop off at the Transportation and Ticket Center. When we were passing through the TTC on our way into Magic Kingdom today, we noticed that the locations for rideshare and taxi drop-off had changed.

Much like buses at a bus stop, Uber, Lyft, and taxis all have designated drop-off zones at the Disney World parking lots to keep things organized and flowing smoothly. When we were there today we noticed that the Uber drop-off point is much closer to the front of the parking lot than the drop-off points for Lyft and taxi services.

The Uber drop-off location

The Uber location is right up by the front of the TTC, and Lyft, while it does have branded signing (as you can see in the above photo, Uber does not have branded signing), is much farther back.

The Lyft drop-off and pick-up point is much farther back!

The taxi drop-off and pick-up location is also much farther back.

Get ready to walk if you’re using a taxi!

This is an interesting development given Disney World’s relationship with Lyft due to the aforementioned Minnie Vans. Minnie Vans are a partnership between Disney and Lyft that are rideshare vans (made to look like Minnie Mouse) that you can book through the Lyft app but have Disney World Cast Members driving them.

Minnie Vans!

They tend to be a bit more expensive than regular Ubers or Lyfts, but an added bonus about these is that if you take a Minnie Van, you get to bypass the Transportation and Ticket Center and get dropped off right at the front of Magic Kingdom, saving you time.

Minnie Vans will take you right to the front of the park like buses!

The only caveat is that Minnie Vans tend to be more expensive than regular rideshares, so they might not always be the best option for you and your group. If you do decide to take a rideshare service to Magic Kingdom, consider using Uber instead of Lyft so you don’t have to walk as far to get to the Transportation and Ticket Center.

Looking for more information about transportation at Disney World? Check out some of the ways Disney transportation changed in the past year, as well as the Disney World transportation that no one warns you about before your trip. We’ll be keeping an eye on this situation at the Transportation and Ticket Center, so be sure to stay tuned to AllEars for the latest!

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