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  • On Jul 10, 2021
    Cathy from WA Asked

    We have reservations for breakfast at Ohana. We are staying at the Grand Floridian. Is there transportation to the Polynesian besides walking since the monorail isn't going to the Polynesian? How long would be the walk? Thank you!

    Aloha Cathy!

    At ‘Ohana, everyone is family! You’ll be feasting on delicious delights like Mickey-shaped waffles, Hawaiian-style ham, and pineapple-coconut breakfast bread at this family favorite dining location. If you are a coffee drinker, make sure you try the press pot of Kona coffee! Pro Tip: If you can't finish the whole pot, they’ll bring you a to-go cup to take the rest with you!

    While many things at the Walt Disney World Resort can be very spread out, this is one of those situations where you are actually very, very close. You can zoom in on this map to get a better idea. You have several options for getting from Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. To be honest, walking is truly the easiest and fastest and is about 5 to 10 minutes. There is a sidewalk that takes you from one resort to the other, and it is a pretty easy stroll. This is what I would recommend.

    Your next option is to take the boat transportation. The boat to Magic Kingdom makes a stop at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. I would double-check at the dock to be sure they will be making the stop, but that is the traditional route. If you go this option, You should leave yourself closer to 30 minutes. And to be honest, by the time you walk to the boat dock at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, then from the boat dock at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort to the Great Ceremonial House, you could have just walked from one resort to the other.

    The Monorail is typically an option, but as you mentioned the station at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort has not yet completed its refurbishment. This is the longest route. The Monorail goes in a clockwise direction, meaning you would leave Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, stop at Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, and then the Transportation and Ticket Center before stopping at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. You can still take this route, but you’d need to walk from the Transportation and Ticket Center to ‘Ohana, which is probably about the same distance as the direct walk between the two resorts. This option can take a long time if the Monorail needs to stop for any reason so you should leave yourself 30 to 40 minutes if you go this route.

    Whichever way you choose to get there, I’m sure you’ll have a wonderful breakfast at ‘Ohana!

    - Kate
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