Staying at a Monorail Resort

Monorail Route
Disney World Monorail

Staying in a resort on the monorail in Disney World is synonymous with one word-convenience.  That’s one of my favorite words when it comes to describing my vacation.

The resorts that are on the monorail in Disney World are the Polynesian, Grand Floridian and the Contemporary.  Each bring a little something extra to the table. The resort monorail line will transfer guests from each of these three resorts directly to Magic Kingdom.  You can also take the monorail to the Ticket and Transportation Center (TTC) then hop onto the Epcot monorail. That means 2 out of the 4 parks are easily accessible without having to get on a bus!  After a fun but long day in the parks with young kiddos, this is a nice perk.

So which resorts are on the monorail and why would they work for you?

Grand Floridian
Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

The Grand is one of most expensive resorts on Disney property but you get what you pay for.  It’s large, beautiful main lobby complete with a grand piano and a pianist cranking out Disney tunes while you check in is a very fun and fancy way to start your vacation.  The whole place screams classic Victorian and is Deluxe to the hilt. The pool area overlooks the beach, which overlooks the water, which overlooks Magic Kingdom…you get my drift.  Grab a drink at the pool bar and relax in luxury. It’s also the one resort of these three that hosts its own spa. Not sure it gets much better than that!

Disney Deluxe Resorts
Polynesian Village Resort

Polynesian Village Resort

The Poly has a special place in my heart because it takes me back to Aulani every time I visit.  Upon arrival you walk through a lush green and tropical garden before entering the gorgeous lobby that looks directly through to Cinderella’s Castle.  You’re given a lai to wear throughout your stay and are given the 5 star treatment expected of a Deluxe resort in Disney, as well as the friendliness expected while staying on the islands.  The Hawaiian music plays all the time throughout the resort and the Club Level lounge also looks out to the castle. It’s the perfect place to relax.

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Contemporary Resort

Contemporary Resort

The best part of the Contemporary Resort (and Bay Lake Tower) is it’s walking distance to the Magic Kingdom.  Another cool thing is the monorail actually runs through the resort itself. It’s theming is classic Contemporary design and the rooms themselves are beautiful.  Bay Lake Tower holds the Villas for the resort which also includes two story Grand Villas overlooking Magic Kingdom.  Perfection!

Which monorail resort would work best for your family?

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