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Monorail Frequency from Grand Floridian to EPCOT
by Jenni Hall (UK)
We are visiting this year and I can’t seem to find any details on the frequency of the monorail between EPCOT and the Grand Floridian. I’m sure you will have the info I need.
Thanks in advance, Jenni”
Before you know it you’ll be seeing EPCOT – Photo by Cliff Wang
Jenny, let’s just talk about getting from EPCOT to the Grand Floridian, or from the Grand Floridian to EPCOT on the monorail. There is not a direct monorail that goes from the Magic Kingdom area to EPCOT. There are two different monorails.
You have the resort monorail that runs around to the Polynesian, the Grand Floridian, the Magic Kingdom, and to the Contemporary. And to the Transportation and Ticket Center.
At the Transportation and Ticket Center you transfer over to the EPCOT monorail, which goes to EPCOT. So how often do those monorails run? Typically, depends on the time of day, but in the mornings, in the evenings when the crowds are up, they run about every 10 minutes or so. Maybe even a little less than 10 minutes. In the afternoons, they’ll take monorails off the tracks because they don’t need as many and they won’t run quite as often. 10 to 15 minutes. And the same thing for the EPCOT monorail.
A trip from the Grand Floridian to EPCOT will take about 45 minutes to an hour. That’s what you need to allow. Might be a little quicker, it might be a little slower, too.
Dad’s Bottom Line
The bottom line is, the monorail is my favorite way to get around at Walt Disney World. It’s not the best way, it’s not the fastest way, but it’s the coolest way. Going from the Grand Floridian, you’re going to get on the monorail, stop at the Magic Kingdom, stop at the Contemporary, stop at the Transportation and Ticket Center where you’ll get off and walk right over to the EPCOT monorail. Get on the EPCOT monorail and you’ll be there. 45 minutes to an hour.