• On Jan 3, 2017
    Shannon from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Few questions: if i am not staying on the wdw property can i still use the transportation offered like buses and monorail? Also if i plan a dining reservation at the contemporary resort how can i get off the monorail to make it to my reservation?

    Hi Shannon, and welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    There is no question that the Walt Disney World Resort covers a lot of ground.  Nearly 40 square miles to be exact. The good news is that Disney provides numerous forms of complimentary resort transportation to help guests get around property, and you don’t have to be staying at a Disney Resort hotel to ride.  From its sleek, highway in the sky monorail system, fleet of ferryboats and water taxis, and air-conditioned bus service connecting guests between all Resort hotels and the parks, waterparks, and Disney Springs, Disney’s got you covered.

    With regard to your specific question, you will most certainly be able to ride the monorail to Disney’s Contemporary Resort for your dining reservation.  When entering the monorail from either the Magic Kingdom park or the Ticket and Transportation Center, be sure to get on the Resort Monorail line as there are two distinct monorail lines servicing these areas. The Express Monorail line provides direct service between the Magic Kingdom and the Ticket and Transportation Center (located adjacent to Magic Kingdom parking) and will bypass all resort hotels along the loop.  The Resort Monorail services not only the Magic Kingdom and Ticket and Transportation Center, but also stops at all three Disney Resort hotels along the loop, including Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, and Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

    Wishing you a magical vacation and happy travels,

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Meet the Panelist: Trish, Nova Scotia

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