One of my favorite “rides” at Walt Disney World isn’t really considered a ride by most. The Walt Disney World monorail connects 3 of the 23 onsite resort properties to the Magic Kingdom and Epcot theme parks. The other 23 on site hotels and 2 theme parks (Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom) are connected by bus and or boat.
One of the best part of a Walt Disney World vacation is staying in one of the three hotels served by the monorail system. It makes getting to and from my two favorite Disney theme parks both easy and fun. Here are the three hotels that are served by the Walt Disney World monorail.
Disney’s Contemporary Resort Hotel
Besides Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom and Spaceship Earth at Epcot, Disney’s Contemporary Resort hotel is one of the most recognizable sights at Walt Disney World.
The A-frame hotel is the only hotel at Walt Disney World Resort where guests can walk to the Magic Kingdom right from their hotel. Or of course, you can take Walt Disney World’s “Highway in the Sky” that glides through the middle of the hotel’s concourse level!
And Disney’s Contemporary Resort offers great shopping, dining and entertainment options. From shopping on the concourse level of the hotel, to the hotel’s California Grill on the 15th floor which offer amazing views the the Magic Kingdom’s nightly fireworks show (they even dim the restaurant’s lights and pipe-in the music from the show!), Disney’s Contemporary Resort is a uniquely Walt Disney World experience.
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
As the name suggests, this resort hotel is both grand and features the premiere spa at the Walt Disney World resort. And it’s just one stop away from Magic Kingdom on the resort monorail line making getting to Magic Kingdom quick, easy, and fun!
Styled after the grand beach resorts that dotted the Florida coast line at the turn of the century, Disney’s Grand Floridian Beach Resort offer its guests luxury Victorian era accommodations all in a family friendly environment.
Disney’s Polynesian Resort Hotel
Set in a south seas setting, Disney’s Polynesian Resort brings the island life right to the middle of Walt Disney World! While staying at this resort hotel, guests enjoy white sand beaches on shores of the Seven Seas Lagoon, Polynesian themed restaurants and dinner shows, and amazing views of the nightly fireworks at Magic Kingdom from the shore of the lagoon.