Monorail Changes at WDW

So, have you seen the current schedule for the Monorail?  Both the Express and Resort Loops have been affected with the current round of refurbishments being implemented at Walt Disney World!  The schedule is from the Walt Disney World Travel Agents website is as follows…


The Walt Disney World® Resort Monorail System will undergo refurbishment that will impact the Resort and Express monorail beams on select days in February and March. During these times, Monorails on the Resort beam will travel between Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and Magic Kingdom® Park. Monorails on the Express beam will now make an additional stop at Disney’s Contemporary Resort as they travel between Magic Kingdom Park and the Transportation and Ticket Center.

Monorail service will continue to be available from all stations while this work takes place. Monorail operating hours will remain unchanged. Guests may note a difference in the way they board the Monorail and should allow for additional travel time to reach their destinations. Guests staying at impacted Resorts will receive in-room communication upon their arrival.

So, the only common station is at Magic Kingdom park.  If you want to go to the Contemporary from The Polynesian, you will have to take the Resort Loop monorail to the Magic Kingdom, and either walk to the Contemporary, or get on the Express train that will go back through the Polynesian on it’s way to the Transportation and Ticket Center, and the Contemporary.

The dates for this schedule are: February 9 – 12, 23 – 26 and March 2 – 5, 2015 from 11:00am to 7:00pm.

Hopefully, this will mean smoother and more reliable service once all of the upgrades have been completed.

Thanks for reading! Have a Magical and Blessed day, my friends!!

Monorail system to close during non peak times for maintenance in early 2014

I wonder if they are taking them down at the same time, or will alternate? Sounds like a complete shut down to me.

Monorail system to close during non peak times for maintenance in early 2014.

Disney Transport vs. Car

Disney bus

When going to Walt Disney World, one of the benefits for staying on-property is the availability of the Disney Transport services. There is some form of transportation available from every Disney Resort. Of course, the most talked about are the Monorail Resorts.

The age old debate is whether to use a Disney Bus from your resort to the park you choose to visit on a given day. I guess that depends on how comfortable you are using buses to get around in your life at home. If you are used to using public transportation, you should find Disney to be more than adequate in providing for your travel within The World. Yes, the buses are often crowded! Especially in the early morning and late nights. But, Disney is very good at moving equipment around in such a way as to provide extra service as needed. For those who don’t use public transportation, it can be quite easy to criticize the level of service being provided.

The use of a car, when you are staying on-site, can also have a benefit. If you are a family with smaller guests who need extra stuff to survive the day, it may make more sense to drive to the parks. However, if you can manage, I might suggest that you still use a bus to get to The Magic Kingdom. If you park at the Transportation and Ticket Center, you will still need to take a Monorail or Ferryboat over to The Magic Kingdom entrance. The buses take you directly to The Magic Kingdom and can save you a lot of steps.


In my opinion, the ability to relax and let someone else do the driving is a big part of vacation.