resort polynesian castle monorail
  • On Feb 20, 2022
    Kayla from IN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What are the closest hotels to the park? My father is handy caped and doesn't want to walk far to get to the hotel. Or which is the easiest to get to and from?

    Hello, Kayla from Indiana! 

    It is important to know that even with resorts that are close to the parks, the distances can be daunting. But when you make the travel from resort to park easier, your day starts off better. Let me give you the best resort options, by park. 

    Magic Kingdom Park: All three of the monorail resort hotels are going to be your best bet, since you are easy on-easy off. Those resorts are Disney's Contemporary ResortDisney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

    EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios: Thanks to the Disney Skyliner, there are a number of resorts with a quick ride that get you on to the park with an easier path to cover. Those include Disney's Beach Club Resort, Disney's Yacht Club ResortDisney's Art of Animation Resort, Disney's Pop Century ResortDisney's Caribbean Beach Resort and Disney's Riviera Resort. I don't include the Boardwalk Inn, as the walk from there to the Skyliner station is far. Of the ones listed, the Yacht Club likely has the longest walk, whereas the Riviera has its own station which shortens the walk a bit.

    Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park: For this park, everyone gets there via bus, so there is no real best option. 

    Don't underestimate renting an ECV during his stay to offset all the distances. Their use is common at Walt Disney World, so you will find that the entire resort makes their use very convenient. 

    Have a Magical Vacation!

    Doug from Indiana!

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Meet the Panelist: Doug, Indiana

I am one of the Dads on the planDisney Panel, and I love to help parents plan their vacation, with a focus on showing them how it can be fun for them too. I am also here to help Dads plan some nice surprises for the Moms in their life (they deserve it!). Learn More About Doug

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