The popularity of the monorail can also be a blow against it. The lines can be quite long, especially at the Magic Kingdom when it's closing time. Some guests may not like the multiple stops the trains make for each resort hotel or the need to swap to a different train at the TTC for Epcot. Like so much else at WDW, guests need to put up with long waits for the monorail, which some may not enjoy.
Showing its age in breakdowns
Sadly, given the monorail has been around for over 50 years, it's showing its age. Breakdowns can be all too common, no matter how well Disney fixes the tracks as they have been exposed to the elements for decades. The trains themselves, likewise, show wear and tear as a few can be too dirty for guests and lack the gleaming spark they once had. While Disney is trying to improve them, the sad fact is that bad shutdowns can hit the monorail to mar the experience.
Limited areas to get to
For years, the monorail was great by letting guests get to the two parks on WDW property. But since Disney World has expanded, the monorail is now seen as more limited — especially for those wanting to get to the Animal Kingdom or Disney Springs areas and not staying at the monorail resorts. While it's a great ride for some areas of WDW, the monorail isn't as dominant as it once was.