• On May 30, 2018
    Jewell from TN 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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    Can you ride the monorail without a parkhopper pass? My grandson wants to see the Epcot ball, but we will not be going into the park, can you even see the ball from the entrance?

    Hi Jewell!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I am so happy you that are involving your grandson in the process of planning your Walt Disney World Resort vacation because planning is half of the fun! One of my favorite theme park icons is Spaceship Earth, which is the attraction contained in the Epcot ball. Did you know that the Epcot ball is actually a geodesic sphere?

    The Epcot Monorail is part of the complimentary resort transportation system at Walt Disney World Resort. This means that all Guests are free to ride the monorail, even without theme park tickets. So if you have a standard theme park ticket without the Park Hopper Option, you are still free to ride the Epcot Monorail from the Transportation and Ticket Center to Epcot to enjoy the view! The monorail station is located outside of the theme park entrance, so you don't need to worry about theme park tickets.  If you would like to make a complete loop back to the Transportation and Ticket center, you aren't required to exit at the Epcot station and you can just stay on the monorail for your return trip. 

    You and your grandson will get a fantastic view of the Epcot ball during your ride on the Epcot Monorail. In fact, the monorail will transport you over the Epcot entrance and right around the Epcot ball as it circles to the monorail station. You will enjoy fantastic views of both the Epcot ball and World Showcase from the raised monorail tracks, which your grandson will love!

    Please let us know if you have additional questions as you continue planning! T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to three little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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