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  • On Jul 15, 2021
    Judy from TN 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 will be staying at the Polynesian Resort in November. My question is when we ride the monorail from the Polynesian to the Ticket and Information Center, will I have to walk down that ramp and then walk back up the one to get on the epcot monorail?

    Hello Judy!

    It’s always a treat to see a Guest return to visit us with another question here on planDisney, so welcome back! You’ll be staying at one of my favorite Disney Resort Collection Hotels. Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort has an ideal location, delectable dining options, and newly renovated rooms. You’ve made a great choice, Judy! We’ve made breakfast at Kona Cafe our traditional departure day meal, and I highly recommend dining here. The Macadamia Nut Pancakes and Press Pot of Kona Coffee are amazing!

    Currently, the Monorail is not stopping at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort due to the ongoing renovation of the resort’s Monorail station and portico. A reopening date has not yet been shared, but I am hopeful it will be open by your trip in November. If you wish to travel to Epcot and the station is open, you have two choices. You can walk directly to the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC) from the resort, or take the Resort Monorail around. If mobility is not an issue, I have always found walking to the TTC to be more efficient. If walking long distances is a challenge, or it's the end of the trip and your feet are just done, you can take the Resort Monorail around the Seven Seas Lagoon to the TTC.

    Yes, you will need to utilize the down ramp to disembark off the Resort Monorail, and then you will need to climb the next ramp to board the Epcot Monorail. Once at Epcot, there is also a ramp to get down to ground level and into Epcot. If you decided to walk to the TTC, you’d only need to walk up the ramp to the Epcot Monorail and could skip the down ramp of the Resort Monorail. Guests arriving at the TTC from the Epcot Monorail that wish to catch the Express Monorail to the Magic Kingdom get to walk across the platform and don’t need to use the ramps in this case.

    If the ramps are challenging, know that you can take your time. Stay to the right and take breaks if necessary. There is a small elevator that can take a Guest up if necessary. Guests in manual wheelchairs may especially want to consider this option. Note that the elevator will not take Guests down, and so you would need to use the down ramp either way.

    I hope this helps with your planning, Judy. Please let me know what other questions I can help you with before your trip!

    Have a Magical Day!
    - Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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