The Walt Disney World Monorail System is both an iconic feature and a critical mode of transportation for many Disney guests. Made up of three unique lines and 12 total trains, the Monorail stretches around almost 15 miles of elevated track throughout Walt Disney World property.
The Monorail runs between two theme parks, three resorts and the Transportation and Ticket Center.
- Resort Monorail: This line has the most stations and makes stops at the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC), Magic Kingdom, Contemporary Resort, Grand Floridian Resort and the Polynesian Resort.
- Epcot Monorail: This line connects Epcot and the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC).
- Express Monorail: This line connects the Magic Kingdom and the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC).
The Walt Disney World Monorail is a great perk for guests who are staying at one of the connected resorts or who want to park hop between Epcot and the Magic Kingdom. Guests parking at the Transportation and Ticket Center may also find the Monorail advantageous, but the ferry service or bus service is usually a bit more effective and less crowded.
Unfortunately, the Monorail does not make stops at Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom or any other resort besides the Polynesian, Contemporary and the Grand Floridian at this time. Expansion of the Monorail seems extremely unlikely due to the immense cost it takes to build out the elevated track. Disney will likely look at alternative transportation options before they ever consider expanding the Monorail.
The Disney Skyliner is Walt Disney World’s latest mass transportation system that connects Epcot, Hollywood Studios and multiple resorts.