• On Mar 18, 2017
    Marilyn from VA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hi, I would like to park at Epcot and take monorail to Magic Kingdom. What time does the monorail open in the morning. I would like to get to Magic Kingdom for 8am Magic Hours opening. Thank you.

    Hi Marilyn,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! The monorail is my family's favorite mode of transportation at the Walt Disney World Resort. We love the view of the parks and resorts from the monorail!

    The monorail begins service 30 minutes prior to the earliest park opening and stops one hour after latest park closing on a given day. If Magic Kingdom is the only park with early morning Extra Magic Hours on the day of your visit, then the monorail would start 30 minutes prior to the opening of Magic Kingdom. For more information, please check the Resort Monorail Guide. Also, double-check the Park Hours for the day of your visit.

    There are, of course, other Transportation Options at the Walt Disney World Resort. When the monorail lines are long, we often opt for the Water Taxi service when we are staying at a resort on the monorail line. Buses are also quite accessible and run frequently. 

    Occasionally, the monorails are operating on a modified schedule and/or are out of service for maintenance. So just check with a cast member to verify the operating schedule prior to boarding.

    Our girls' first experience on the monorail was hilarious. It became quite evident that they had no idea how to ride anything remotely similar to the subway. It was a true learning experience. They learned to hold on!

    Happy Planning!


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