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To counter Disney’s Minnie Vans, Universal introduces Vans Vans

Universal Orlando's new Vans Vans car service. Photo by qwesy qwesy [CC BY-3.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

“You see, they’re like the Vans shoes. But a van.”

ORLANDO, FL — Always trying to one-up their resort rival Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Orlando announced today their own car service. Mimicking Disney’s successful “Minnie Vans,” Universal’s fleet of vehicles will be patterned after Van’s shoes, and will be known as “Van’s Vans.” Uncle Walt’s reached out to Universal (the company) spokesperson Junie Versal (no relation) for the inside scoop.

“The mindset is, if Disney has it, we should, too,” Versal (no relation) said. “So we’ve been working on our own car service for over a year.”

Word play

“Setting up the transportation network was the easy part,” she continued. “But what really sets Disney, I mean us, apart is theming. Most of our work has gone into what the cars would look like, and with some clever word play in their name. Like Disney’s Minnie Vans.

“Finally, someone made the connection with Van’s popular shoe line. We licensed the name and look, and soon there will be a fleet of shoe cars taking our guests around the Universal resort!

“You see, they’re like the Vans shoes. But a van. So they’re Van’s Vans. Get it?”

Regret?

Versal (no relation) slumped a bit.

“Oh Lord, this is a really stupid idea, isn’t it?”

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Cover photo: Universal Orlando’s new Vans Vans car service, by qwesy qwesy [CC BY-3.0] via Wikimedia Commons.