At Walt Disney World, the monorail has always been seen as the best way to get around the property. But in 2019, Disney opened the Skyliner, offering an even more striking way of traveling from hotels to the parks. So which is better for guests? See the pros and cons of each here!
While the Disneyland Monorail only goes from Tomorrowland to Downtown Disney, the Disney World version covers a huge area. The Walt Disney World Monorail System has two tracks connected to the Ticket and Transportation Center (TTC). The Resort Monorail line connects the Contemporary, Polynesian and Grand Floridian resorts to the Magic Kingdom, while a second line goes from the TTC to EPCOT.
The famous sleek trains offer a great ride that's become as much a part of the Disney World experience as any of the rides.
Great access to Magic Kingdom and Epcot
From the day Walt Disney World opened, the monorail boasted some terrific access. Guests at the Contemporary, Polynesian and Grand Floridian resorts can get right on and easily reach the front gates of the Magic Kingdom. Or they can switch lines at the TTC and easily head to EPCOT. The easy access has always been a selling point and for guests who prefer those two parks, the monorail is the best way to go.
In many ways, the monorail is as much an icon of WDW as Cinderella's Castle or Spaceship Earth. The sight of it seemingly vanishing into the A-frame of the Contemporary Resort is fantastic for first-time Disney World guests and Disney promotes a ride on the monorail as a must-do. That Disney adds to it with specially designed trains for special events and other bits is good, as riding the monorail is like a trip through Disney history.
For many, the comfort of the monorail is a great selling point. The cars are always air-conditioned with cushioned seats and all large enough to fit not just guests but strollers, wheelchairs and other large items. Even just standing can be good, thanks to how well the cabins are designed. The monorail is a comfortable experience for many guests.