• On Feb 14, 2018
    Kathleen from IL 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.

    We want to be at Magic Kingdom for the rope drop. What time does the monorail start running?

    Hi, Kathleen, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! In my opinion, the most magical way to arrive at Magic Kingdom Park is definitely via the "highway in the sky!" Walt Disney World Resort's Monorail system has been transporting guests around Seven Seas Lagoon since 1971. Almost as famous as the monorail itself is its classic spiel said as the doors are closing, "Please stand clear of the doors. Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas." Confession: my children may hear this often as they climb in the car to head to school!

    There are two monorail lines that transport guests to and from Magic Kingdom Park each day - the Resort Monorail and the Express Monorail. The Express line, which goes directly from the Transportation and Ticket Center to Magic Kingdom Park, usually begins 30 minutes before the park opens. However, on many days the Resort line is sprinkled with a bit of pixie dust and runs much sooner than this. The Times Guides for this week shows the Resort Monorail Transportation starting at 7:00 a.m. This can always change, so you will want to check with Cast Members when you arrive to begin your vacation.

    Thank you so much for dropping by with your question. Please let us know if we can in any way as you continue to plan your trip!

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, South Carolina

Hi, I'm Brandy, a speech pathologist and busy driver of daughters to marching band and dance events. My Annual Pass is used often to check out new Disney must-dos and resort changes. I enjoy giving advice about itinerary and FastPass+ planning, Epcot's fantastic festivals, Memory Maker, and transportation at the Resort. The time I spend at Walt Disney World Resort is distinctive because it is the one place I can forget other responsibilities and focus on having the time of my life with my family!

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