• On Jul 17, 2018
    Meredith from NJ 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 are staying at the GF. We plan to do early morning magic at Magic kingdom and emh’s at Epcot. Will the monorail be running in time?

    Hi Meredith,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Let the countdown begin. Your trip is quickly approaching!

    My family prefers to stay at resort hotels with access to the Resort Monorail, so I am delighted to answer this question. Officially, the monorail starts operating 30 minutes prior to earliest park opening. On our last visit, the posted times for the Resort Monorail (with service to resort hotels, Magic Kingdom and the Transportation and Ticket Center) had a start time of 7:00 a.m. To get to Epcot, we have to change monorails at the Transportation and Ticket Center. In my experience, we have boarded the Resort Monorail by 7:20 a.m. So, I think you should be fine. When you arrive, just double-check the monorail times with a cast member at your resort hotel. Be sure to request the operating times for the Resort Monorail and the Monorail to Epcot. 

    Meredith, if you are like me, however, you may want to arrive earlier and then get in line at the entrance to the park. If so, consider using the Minnie Van™ Service. We have also used Uber and taxi services to get to Epcot when other modes of Disney transportation were delayed or when we needed to get to pre-park dining reservations on days when there were no early morning Extra Magic Hours!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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