There are a few iconic structures at Disney World that stand out above the rest. Sure there is the staple product of Mickey Ears but when you think about staying at one of the onsite properties, do you also expect to get around on the famed Monorail System? You may not realize that there are only a select few Disney Hotels on Monorail that have the actual luxury of traveling from place to place on this system. Another misconception is that the Monorail train can take you to all of the Disney Theme Parks and that is not true either. So let’s take a look at where this amazing transportation system stops and how you can stay at accommodations that will get you on board.

So, which Disney Hotels on the Monorail?

When you view most of the advertising for Disney World in Orlando Fl, at some point you see happy families either boarding or riding on the one of a kind Monorail system that you think connects to everything with the Disney Logo on it. If you are planning to stay at a Disney Resort, you need to know which ones have a Monorail Station that you can board. It is really pretty easy to determine, since this system was put in with the first Theme Park, Magic Kingdom, and connects to the surrounding properties around the Seven Seas Lagoon.

Contemporary Hotel Orlando

The only Disney Resort where the Monorail has a Station inside the Resort
View of the Disney Contemporary Resort from the Seven Seas Lake with boats in front of the main building 960
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Disney Contemporary Resort Address

 4600 World Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

 Main Amenities

  • 1 Bedroom Suite
  • 2 Bedroom Suites
  • 4 Star Hotel
  • Best Pools
  • Best Pools for Kids
  • Disney Deluxe Resort
  • Water Slides
  • Water Slide(s)
  • Kitchen
  • Pool Open Year Round
  • Water Park
  • near Disney World

The one stop you see the most when watching commercials is the Contemporary Resort. This is the only station that is built inside of the main Hotel Structure. At the Contemporary, you can take the elevator from your room to the Monorail Station floor and watch it as it enters the building. Wait until your kids see this for the first time, they will be in awe as it gently floats into the station for the first time and oh how special they will feel as they get on to ride on their very first Disney Adventure.


Disney Polynesian Resort

Connected to the Resort by the Great Ceremonial House
Disney Polynesian Deluxe Resort view from the water wide

Disney Polynesian Village Resort Address

 1600 Seven Seas Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Fl 32830

 Main Amenities

  • 1 Bedroom Suite
  • 2 Bedroom Suites
  • 4 Star Hotel
  • Best Pools for Kids
  • Disney Deluxe Resort
  • Water Slides
  • Family Suites
  • Water Slide(s)
  • Kids Pool Area
  • Pool Open Year Round
  • near Disney World

As you continue around the track, viewing the Seven Seas Lagoon out of your Window, the Resort furthest away, but still very close, is the Polynesian Resort. Take in a Luau at this location in the evening and board the Monorail in the morning. The Station at the Disney Polynesian Resort is connected to the resort and is located off of the Great Ceremonial House at the front side of the property.


Disney Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

The Monorail will pick you up at your upscale Grand Floridian Resort
View of a large building for accommodations at the Disney Grand Floridian from the lake on a boat wide

Disney Grand Floridian Address

 4401 Floridian Way, Orlando, Fl 32830

 Main Amenities

  • 1 Bedroom Suite
  • 2 Bedroom Suites
  • 4 Star Hotel
  • Best Pools
  • Disney Deluxe Resort
  • Water Slides
  • Family Suites
  • Water Slide(s)
  • on the Beach
  • Kids Pool Area
  • Pool Open Year Round
  • Water Park
  • near Disney World

The last Disney property to be attached to the Monorail is the 1900’s Victorian styled Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. This upscale location with white sandy beaches, 2 pools and a water slide will surely meet the expectations of the parents but it also has so many fun offering for the whole family. As you pull up to this resort, you can’t help but see the towering Monorail track hovering above and you will even get to walk under the train as you enter the buildings. What an incredible feature to see so prominently displayed for all of the Disney Guests to enjoy.

2 Monorail Systems in Orlando?

That is true. There are two separate tracks that make up the entire Monorail System in Disney World. The only way to see both of them at the same time is when they connect at the Transportation and Ticket Center next to the Polynesian Resort. One of the Monorails is in a continuous loop to take you to the Magic Kingdom and the other will take you to Epcot.

Do I have to stay at a Disney Property to enjoy the Monorail?

Of course not! That wouldn’t be fair at all now, would it? If you are visiting the Magic Kingdom, you will probably be parking at the main transportation hub. At this location, you have the option of boarding the Monorail, taking a large Water Taxi or even boarding the Magical Bus system that is in place. One thing to note, if you board the Monorail at the Transportation and Ticket Center, the train that takes you to the Magic Kingdom does not make any stops at the resorts. You will see them as you zoom through the stations but they will not stop to let you off, nor will they pickup any additional passengers.