Disney World Monorail Hotels – The Ultimate Guide

Did you know there are three Disney hotels on the monorail line? Why not consider one of these Walt Disney World monorail hotels for your next visit to Disney World. What could be more convenient than leaving your Disney hotel and boarding the monorail to visit either Magic Kingdom Park or Epcot for the day. 

Disney World monorail

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The Disney World monorail begins operating 30 minutes before the earliest park opens and closes one hour after the latest park closes for the day. The Disney hotels on the monorail line are all classed as Disney deluxe resorts.

You may wish to compare these to the Disney moderate resorts too. All these Disney monorail hotels also have Disney Vacation Club rooms available.

During your monorail trip around Seven Seas Lagoon, you may even be lucky enough to see the Electrical Water Pageant if you’re on board at the right time. Disney World resorts all offer something unique and magical. Finding the right one for your family is exciting.

Disney World monorail station

Disney World Monorail Hotels

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

4401 Floridian Way, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8451

The Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is a Victorian inspired resort. This Disney monorail hotel has theme park view rooms available to book. These rooms will offer amazing views of the evening fireworks over Cinderella’s castle.

Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Facilities

You certainly won’t be short of things to do when staying at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. A hotel pool day here offers the Beach Pool with a 181 foot long water slide.

Cabanas are available to rent if you’d like some privacy, or you can relax on the luxury poolside lounge chairs.

The Courtyard pool is the quieter pool at Grand Floridian Resort. This pool also has a water play area for the younger guests and a whirlpool spa.

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Talking of spa’s, did you know the Grand Floridian Spa has lots of unique therapies and packages available to book if you’d like some extra pampering. Perhaps you’re looking for a rest after long park days.

Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Dining

Your Grand Floridian dining options include the quick service dining option Gasparilla Island Grill. There are also pool side bars offering drinks and snacks. These include Beaches Pool Bar & Grill and the Courtyard Pool Bar.

If you’re looking for table service restaurants at the Grand Floridian then you can dine at the Grand Floridian Cafe, or 1900 Park Fare for a character meal. Maybe you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion at the Grand Floridian resort?

If so, why not book a table at the Signature dining restaurant Citricos, Narcoossee’s or Victoria & Alberts restaurants.

view of Disney's Contemporary Resort from Bay lake

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

4600 North World Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8413

Disney’s Contemporary Resort is the one Disney World resort where the monorail goes through the inside of the hotel.

Magic Kingdom is within walking distance of Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Bay lake Tower, so you have lots of choices to transport to the parks. 

Contemporary Resort Facilities

The Contemporary resort has two pools which are located along the shore of Bay Lake. The main pool offers a 17 foot high water slide and whirlpool spas. There’s also a water splash playground for the younger guests too.

If you’re looking for the quiet pool at Contemporary Resort, then the Bay Pool offers lovely views across Bay Lake and has luxury sun loungers for relaxing on.

Contemporary Resort Dining

Character dining at Disney’s Contemporary Resort is at the iconic Chef Mickey. The best chance to see the fab five in their chef outfits. Fuel up on breakfast before a busy day in the parks. 

If you’re looking for a quick service restaurant to grab a snack or light meal, then you can dine at the Contempo Cafe, The Sand Bar, and the Cove Bar.

fireworks over Cinderella's castle

Signature dining options at the Contemporary includes dining at California Grill or Steakhouse 71. If you’d like to view Magic Kingdom fireworks from the Contemporary, then a well timed table reservation at California Grill won’t disappoint.

The 15th floor of the Contemporary Resort offers a unique fireworks viewing area. Music is also piped into the restaurant for guests to enjoy the experience whilst eating.

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

1600 Seven Seas Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32836

Staying at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort offers a South Pacific feel with the palm trees and vegetation.

If you really want to push the boat out and treat yourselves then there are waterside bungalows available to hire as well as hotel rooms and suites.

It’s at the Polynesian, you can also get yourself a dole whip outside of the parks. 

Polynesian Village resort beach

Polynesian Village Facilities

The two pools at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort include the Lava Pool and Oasis Pool.

The Lava pool has a 142 foot long water slide and a zero depth entry point which makes you feel as if you are walking into the sea. 

For some quieter pool time, the Oasis pool is surrounded by a garden, offering peace and tranquility. There are also shaded patio areas around the pool available to hire if you’d like even more privacy. 

Ohana noodles

Polynesian Village Dining

A Disney World vacation is made even more magical by the amazing on site restaurant experiences you can book.

One of the most popular restaurants at Disney World has to be ‘Ohana. Located in the Polynesian Village Resort, ‘Ohana offers a unique dining experience for breakfast and dinner where reservations are sought after.

The character breakfast at ‘Ohana offers the chance to meet Lilo and Stitch, characters that are rarely spotted elsewhere. 

Ohana reservation area

The Ohana dinner experience offers family style meals including grilled teriyaki beef, spicy peel-n-eat shrimp, grilled chicken and ʻOhana Noodles.

Additional table service restaurants at the Polynesian include Kona Cafe for some Asian fare, and Kona Island where you can enjoy some sushi.

Quick service locations at the Polynesian include Capt. Cooks, Oasis Bar and Grill and the Barefoot Pool Bar.

A popular activity at Disney World is to visit bars along the monorail line. The Polynesian resort is home to Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace and the Tambu Lounge.

Disney World Monorail Hotels Frequently Asked Questions

Which hotel does the Disney monorail go through?

The Disney monorail goes through Disney’s Contemporary Resort

How many hotels are on the monorail?

There are three resorts on the monorail loop at Disney World

Do you have to stay at a Disney resort to ride the monorail?

No all guests at Disney World can ride the monorail

Disney World Monorail hotels

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