Why We Love The Walt Disney World Monorail

One of the most iconic sights at the Disney is the fun and fantastic highway in the sky known as the Walt Disney World monorail. For many Disney fans no trip to the vacation kingdom is complete without a ride on one of the 3 separate lines that make up the system traveling throughout Walt Disney World Resort. The Monorail System regularly operates from 30 minutes prior to earliest park opening until one hour after latest park closing, for many guests it's the first and last Disney ride of every trip.

Monorail Black On The Epcot LineMonorail Black On The Epcot Line

This unique transportation system is actually a ride in Disneyland, but at Walt Disney World it's another part of the excellent complimentary transportation around the property. There is an Express Monorail traveling between the Magic Kingdom and the Transportation and Ticket Center, the Resort Monorail, and the Epcot Monorail line.

The current model of monorails being used at Walt Disney World is the Mark V1, and they were put into operation in 1990 upgrading passenger capacity, safety features, and air conditioning systems. By early 1991 the Walt Disney World full fleet consisted of 12 trains., each consisting of of six cars, and capacity of 365 passengers.

Monorail Yellow Slides Through The Contemporary ResortMonorail Yellow Slides Through The Contemporary Resort

The Resort Loop makes possible one of our favorite ways to spend a non-park day by doing a Monorail Crawl. My family loves to use the monorail to shop, eat, and imbibe all the way around the Seven Seas Lagoon " the resort monorail makes stops at:

  • Magic Kingdom park
  • Disney's Contemporary Resort
  • Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
  • Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC)

Looking to spend a little longer just relaxing and watching the world go by below. A round trip loop on the Epcot rail system is great way kill and hour getting one last look at the property on your last day.

The Monorail Audio is one of those things that gets stuck in your head and really makes a Disney fan feel back home when they hear it. So popular is the spiel, it's even inspired its own merchandise line. Feeling like you could use a monorail ride right now? Check out this video.

All the different colors. Current monorail colors include Red, Coral, Orange, Gold, Yellow, Teal, Lime, Green, Blue, Silver, Black, and Peach! Occasionally guests will get a special treat when Walt Disney Motion Pictures wraps a monorail in colorful advertising for upcoming motion pictures. I loved the Tron-o-rail.

It goes right through the center of Grand Canyon Concourse at Disney's Contemporary Resort. My kids always loved to eat breakfast at Chef Mickey's and try to guess which color monorail would pass overhead next.

Tron-o-rail Was A Fun Way To Advertise The MovieTron-o-rail Was A Fun Way To Advertise The Movie

Stunning Views taking a relaxing ride on the Walt Disney World monorail is the perfect way to get a birds eye view of the Disney property. Photographers will really love the unique angles and picture views that can only be found when riding the monorail. The Resort line takes approximately 20 minutes to make a complete trip, riding at sunset is sure to offer some of the most breathtaking views available on site.

In 40+ years of traveling on the monorail, I think that the trip we took directly after my best friend's Disney Wedding was the best. What a fun way that was to head over to our lunch reservations! I highly recommend this mode of transportation for all future Disney Brides.

This Post-Wedding Monorail Ride Was My FavoriteThis Post-Wedding Monorail Ride Was My Favorite

Which monorail is your favorite? Do you prefer a classic color or a movie wrap? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts!

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