10 Reasons to Resort Hop on the Monorail
I could probably come up with 100 reasons off the top of my head why you should resort hop on the Monorail. I’m sure everyone else could do the same thing. The challenge is to keep it to 10!
- The decadence of the Grand Floridian – From your greeting by Richard at the front door, to the vast majestic foyer, nothing is done on a small scale here. The flowers are huge and the accessories are just perfection. This is definitely a statement.
- The Grand Floridian Café – It’s just perfection. The food is so wonderful and the service is impeccable. The restaurant itself feels warm and intimate. I am always pretty lucky about getting last minute seating – as long as the party isn’t too large.
- Weddings – We’ve been lucky enough to catch a few weddings at the Grand Floridian and some bridal portraits being taken. I can’t think of a more beautiful location!
- The Polynesian will transport you to a beautiful island oasis! From the ever-burning torches to the Tiki statues, you will want to sit with your Dole Whip and take it all in at a slow pace.
- Best Friend’s Breakfast with Lilo and Stitch is a buffet meal that is great for kids of all ages. While I’m not a huge fan of Stitch’s Great Escape, I do love the movies and the series. Couldn’t we all use a little more Elvis in our lives?
- My super secret reason for loving the Poly – when I park at the Ticket and Transportation Center, I walk to the Poly instead and catch the Monorail from there. When you get off the trams – turn left and follow the signs. Shhhh, don’t tell anyone.
- The Contemporary is home to great mosaic work by Disney Artist Mary Blair. It’s presence is seen all around the 4th floor. Keep your eye out for the 5 legged goat!
- The Monorail runs through the building! https://youtu.be/cBafuP8L9Q0
- The Wave for breakfast. This is probably one of my favorite breakfasts in WDW. It’s very laid back and because there are no characters, it’s very quiet. It feels like the world’s best continental breakfast at a really great hotel.
- Fireworks! The views from the Monorail Resorts are amazing! It’s as if these properties were created just for this purpose.
- Bonus – Shades of Green is a Dept of Defense owned resort adjacent to the Monorail resorts and nestled in the Disney Golf Courses. They have their own busses for transportation, along with their own shopping and dining. It is not open to the public and you must meet eligibility guidelines. This is a beautiful resort with many benefits.