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Minnie Van Service to Orlando International Airport Expands to All Deluxe Resort Guests

Disney’s Minnie Van Transportation Service to Orlando International Airport has expanded to all Walt Disney World Deluxe Resort guests.  Currently, the service will only take passengers TO the airport.

The transportation service is available for airline flights scheduled to depart from 9am – 12am.  The vehicles used can accommodate up to 6 guests and 3 car seats.  Disney also recommends guests use the Resort Airline Check-In Service provided through participating airlines.  The cost is $150 per trip.

In case you aren’t familiar, the Minnie Van Service is a collaboration with Lyft, allowing guests at Walt Disney World to arrange their own private Disney vehicle right from the Lyft app on their smartphone.

To use this service, simply visit the front desk at a participating resort to activate the Minnie Van Service through the Lyft app.

Below are the Disney hotels who currently use the Minnie Van Service for transportation to the airport:

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Disney’s Boardwalk Resort
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club

“Return To Sleepy Hollow” at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground Begins September 28

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground will once again offer their spooky event this year called “Return to Sleepy Hollow” which will feature the popular Headless Horseman.

“Return to Sleepy Hollow” includes a group viewing of the 1949 Disney animated classic film “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” inside the resort’s historic Tri-Circle-D Ranch stables. And during event nights, you’ll be able to see galloping ghosts and experience an up close and personal encounter with the Headless Horseman.

The “Return to Sleepy Hollow” begins on September 28 at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground: September 28-30, October 3-7, October 10-14, 17-21, 24-31 at 8 and 10 p.m.

Also, new this year, is a dessert party at 9 p.m. after the movie if you’re viewing the 8 p.m. show or prior to the movie if you’re viewing the later show.

This experience can be reserved by calling 407-WDW-TOUR. General seating costs $22 per person, while premium seating, which includes a priority photo opportunity with the Headless Horseman and a Halloween treat bag, costs $38 per person. And the dessert party at 9 p.m. costs $60 per person.

Make your reservations now because space is limited!

New Entertainment Coming to Epcot’s Germany Pavilion

A new musical act will debut at Epcot’s Germany Pavilion beginning March 30, 2018.  Durch & Durch, a German pop-rock band from Cologne, Germany,  will take the stage Fridays through Tuesdays.

Groovin’ Alps, who currently performs at the Germany Pavilion, will have their final performance on March 27, 2018.

Be sure to pick up a Times Guide or check My Disney Experience for exact performance times.

Hurry to Get Casey’s Corner Hot Dog of the Month Before It’s Gone

Oh Boy!  Casey’s Corner at Magic Kingdom’s hot dog of the month for March is the All-Beef Greek Hot Diggity Dog! This is an all-beef hot dog topped with a relish of Kalamata olives, banana peppers, red onions, feta cheese and drizzled with tzatziki sauce, served with your choice of French fries or apple slices for $10.99 or a Foot Long for $12.49, plus tax.

You can also order Loaded Greek Fries for $6.38.

Casey’s Corner is located on Main Street U.S.A. and serves hot dogs, corn dog nuggets, French fries, cotton candy and Cracker Jack.

You can view the complete menu here.

Reminder: Disney’s Blizzard Beach Closed Today March 23 Due to Low Temps

Disney’s Blizzard Beach will be closed Friday, March 23 due to low temperatures in the area.  The water park is expected to reopen on Saturday, March 24, 2018.

Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park will be open on the 24th from 10am – 5pm.

For a complete list of current and upcoming refurbishments at Walt Disney World Resort, please visit our refurbishment page.