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Monorails at Walt Disney World

Magic Kingdom Monorail

Walt Disney World is a fantastic place. It doesn’t only entertain its guests but also helps them to move from place to place in this huge Magical World. This is what Disney Transportation is for. It has a few modes, and one of them is the monorail.


Opened with the Disney World Resort in 1971, Disney Monorail is a transit monorail system available for the general public. You can quickly travel to your desired destination with the three different monorail lines.

In this article, we have covered all the necessary information you need to have about Disney’s Monorails. In the end, we have also answered some questions you might have.

In this article, we are going to discuss Disney’s monorails briefly.

Disney’s Monorails

Here is some information about the history of Disney Monorails. Also, we have discussed their types, identification, and how they get refurbished at Disney World Resort.

1. History

Magic Kingdom Monorail

The monorail was initially a part of Disney’s Epcot Project. It was first introduced in 1959 (when Epcot was not constructed yet), and the system opened on October 1, 1971.

Running on an approximately 15 miles long track at about 40 mph, these monorails carry around 50 million passengers annually.

2. Types

Disney's Epcot Park Monorail Station

There are three types of monorail lines. All of them start from Ticket and Transportation Center and go to:

  • Magic Kingdom Resort: Runs clockwise and serves the resorts around the Seven Seas Lagoon. This monorail stops at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, Disney’s Contemporary Resort, and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort.
  • Magic Kingdom Express: Direct to Magic Kingdom. This monorail goes nonstop counterclockwise and drops off passengers outside the park.
  • Epcot: Direct to Epcot and drop off passengers outside the park.

Due to Covid, Disney’s monorails stopped operations in March 2020. But because of the steps taken by Disney World to bring it to pre-Covid times, monorails are now back to work.

3. Identification

Disney's Epcot Park Monorail Station

Each train is identified from a color strip and named according to the color. Here is a complete list of the colors:

  • Blue
  • Black
  • Peach
  • Pink
  • Purple (Retired in July 2009)
  • Coral
  • Gold
  • Green
  • Red
  • Silver
  • Lime
  • Yellow
  • Teal
  • Orange

Small deltas are placed on the strips between the doors to visualize the colors that may seem alike.

4. Refurbishment

Disneyland Monorail - Downtown Disney District Station

Disney Company likes to keep its transportation up-to-date and safe for passengers. This is the reason why monorail trains regularly go for refurbishment. The last refurbishment session, which started in 2019, resulted in new brakes, redesigned interior, and a freshly painted exterior of all the trains.


If you feel lost or confused about the routes, feel free to ask the designated cast members; they will be more than happy to help you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Riding Monorails Cost Money?

No. Once you are in Disney World, you can ride monorails without any ticket and free of cost.

How Frequently Does the Monorail Come to the Stations?

They arrive at the stations every 5 to 8 minutes.

What Are the Timings of the Monorails?

Sometimes the timings depend on the crowds, but mostly, monorails start operations 30 mins before the first park opening and stop one hour after the last park closing.

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