Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest
  • On Feb 11, 2010
    Heather Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We're taking our sons (ages 2 and 4) to WDW March 7-12 for the first time. My 4-year-old is most excited about one thing: riding the monorail! When are the best times of day to ride up front with the conductor? Thanks!!

    Hi Heather,

    Disney has suspended the ability to ride with the monorail pilots.  There is no word IF or when they will reinstate being able to do it.  I'd go ahead and let your son know that now to avoid disappointment and a possible melt down when you reach WDW.

    However, there are plenty of opportunities to ride the monorail.  If you've never taken the monorail from Epcot to the Ticket and Transportation Center (TTC) at Magic Kingdom, your son will get a kick out of it because it is about a 10 minute ride.  When we're at Epcot, we usually take a break mid-afternoon and ride the monorail from Epcot to TTC and back. 

    If you're at Magic Kingdom you could take a break and go out and ride the monorail until his heart is content.  I'd suggest trying this late morning or mid-to-late afternoon when most people have already arrived at the parks.  It will be less crowded at that time and your son will be able to get a window seat with a little more elbow room.

    There are lots of monorail souvenEARs that you could purchase if you'd like to help ease the disappointment.  My son loves his monorail play set.  You can find them throughout the theme parks and at Downtown Disney.  Once Upon a Toy at DTD carries several different types in one location.

    Don't worry - you're still going to have a great trip!  Wishing you magical memories!
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I'm a Disney-fanatic! I made my first trip to Disney World the year it opened and have grown up crazy for all things Disney. As the Mom of a son with Cerebral Palsy, I love providing recommendations for families traveling with a special needs member. Learn More About Allison

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