The Monorail Trick Disney Doesn’t Want You to Know


The Skyliner, Disney World buses, the Friendship boats, and even Disney’s parking tram service — there are so many modes of transportation offered to Guests staying at Walt Disney World Resort.

The Disney Monorail is considered an icon of the theme parks and is a fan-favorite among many Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Guests.

An iconic and magical way to start your day at Disney’s theme parks, the Monorail is a busy and often crowded method of transportation at Walt Disney World.

After the nighttime spectacular in Magic Kingdom in particular, the Monorail can see huge lines form in the front hub area of the Florida theme park of people waiting to get back to the Transportation and Ticket Center.

Now, we provide the not-so-secret tip on how to avoid these massive lines when exiting the Park at peak times.


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While the Monorail at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is actually considered part of Disney World’s transportation system, the original Monorail in California is, instead, an attraction.

This mode of transport gets Walt Disney World Guests quickly around Bay Lake, providing many Disney fans with one of their most eagerly-awaited Disney vacation moments – hearing the famous words “Por favor, mantenganse alejado de las puertas.”

The beloved Monorails transport Guests from the Transportation and Ticket Center to the front of the Magic Kingdom. Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort also are on the Monorail line. Guests can step outside of their Disney Resort and hop straight on the Monorail to get to Magic Kingdom!


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And here’s where the trick comes in. Many Guests don’t realize that the Resort Monorail ALSO stops at the Transportation and Ticket Center!

When exiting Magic Kingdom, most Guests head to the right side of the Monorail station, to the line that says “Express Monorail” to the TTC.

If you head left, to the Resort Monorail, this line is often minimal and stops off at Disney’s Contemporary Resort before heading to the parking lot!


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We only had to wait for one Monorail to fill up before hopping on board to the TTC – and getting a fun little look inside Disney’s Contemporary on route.

Save loads of time and end your evening by taking the Resort Monorail back to the TTC instead of waiting in long lines to jump on the Express Monorail. Enjoy this little trick for the perfect way to end a magical day!

About Melissa Cannioto

Melissa is an author, adventurer, and chatterbox, who has worked at Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris, and Adventures by Disney! A British native, she has traveled the world seeking new experiences, and now resides in Florida with her husband, an Air Force pilot. Find her children's book at