resort polynesian castle monorail
  • On Mar 13, 2022
    James from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Want to book a disney resort on the monorail for easy access. i have not been there in twenty years. is there any other options for easy transport from resorts to theme parks?


    Thanks for your question to planDisney!

    There are so many great Disney transportation options! You will find that they are extremely convenient, and some are even attractions unto themselves! Let's take a look, by transportation type. 

    Of course the monorail is the gold standard of transportation with a theme. Connecting the monorail resort of Disney's Contemporary ResortDisney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and Disney's Polynesian Village Resort to both the Magic Kingdom Park and EPCOT, they offer fast and easy access to the parks.

    Disney Skyliner
    The newest transportation option at Walt Disney World, the Disney Skyliner is a great way to connect guests of Disney's Riviera ResortDisney's Yacht Club ResortDisney's BoardWalk InnDisney's Beach Club ResortDisney's Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney's Art of Animation Resort, and Disney's Pop Century Resort to both EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios. These gondolas are a constant loading service, so no waiting for your ride car to arrive.

    The boats may be slower, but they are a scenic and convenient way to get from the aforementioned monorail resorts, as well as between Disney's Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness area to the Magic Kingdom. There are also friendship boats connecting Disney's Yacht Club Resort, Disney's BoardWalk Inn, Disney's Beach Club Resort, the Walt Disney World Dolphin and Swan Hotels to both EPCOT and Hollywood Studios. 

    I know that riding a bus does not sound either fun, or convenient. But Disney does have a nice fleet of buses, most of which are now decked out with USB ports for you to recharge your phone as you travel. They are what connect most resorts to the parks, and to Disney Springs, unless otherwise mentioned in the above transportation categories. Of course, to be candid, the buses are not the most fun of these choices, and you can wait up to 20 minutes for the bus headed to your particular destination to arrive, but they still are a wonderfully air-conditioned way to get you to the magic!

    BONUS TIP #1
    You will find that when it comes to handling wheelchair and ECV transportation, Disney does a great job. They are very accommodating, so don't let that dissuade you from any of these options. 

    BONUS TIP #2
    For a monorail resort, you monorail to the Magic Kingdom and EPCOT, and bus to all other destinations. 

    Have a Magical Vacation!


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