• On Jan 30, 2023
    Marilyn from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are not staying at a resort nor have park tickets but we have reservations for chef mickey. Can we ride the monorail after breakfast

    Hey there, hi there, ho there, Marilyn! You're as welcome as can be here at planDisney! I'm so glad you've stopped by with such an oh-so-fun question.

    Even without a Resort reservation or Walt Disney World theme park tickets, it sounds as if you have a practically perfect Disney day planned! Some of my favorite things to do on a Disney vacation are dining at the Resorts' fantastic restaurants and exploring their unique, immersive theming. Starting your day feasting with Chef Mickey and his pals and admiring the beautiful Mary Blair mural in the Grand Canyon Concourse of Disney's Contemporary Resort (keep your eyes peeled for the five-legged goat!) is such a great choice, Marilyn. Now, let's get to it!

    I think you will be happy to hear that you can absolutely take a magical ride on the monorail after your breakfast at Chef Mickey's. You will be able to watch the monorails soar by during breakfast, so when you're ready, just head upstairs to hop on. You will have to go through security and bag check before boarding, but no park ticket or Resort reservation is required. Enjoy the ride!

    Just be aware that as a day Guest, you will likely have a three-hour maximum parking limit in the parking lot at the Contemporary with your dining reservation. So, while you are more than welcome to explore and shop at the Contemporary, as well as Disney's Polynesian Village Resort and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa along the monorail loop, just be mindful of the time. Speaking of time, I hope you have the BEST one!

    I hope this was helpful, Marilyn, and I'm wishing you the BEST. DAY. EVER! Please stop by any time with any questions you may have. We at planDisney love chatting Disney with our pals, pal!

    M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E,


thumbnail image for Mandy

Meet the Panelist: Mandy, Louisiana

I'm Mandy - Louisiana girl, wife, Mommy and lover of all things Disney. Walt Disney World Resort is my family's happy place, and our vacations are equal parts rope-drop thrilling and poolside chilling. For us, the best things in life aren't things at all, and we believe in investing in experiences and making magical memories together. Our Disney Vacation Club Membership has been our investment into a lifetime of unforgettable family fun. It's our key to the magic, and I can't wait to help you unlock yours! Learn More About Mandy

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please log in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.