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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Monorail or Boat?

So you finally arrive at Disney World and you aren't staying on site.  That means you have parked you car at the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC).  You now need to decide: Monorail or Boat?  You can't just park your car and walk to the Magic Kingdom.  Both the boat or the monorail are equally as fast in getting to the park, but here is my suggestion.

Take the MONORAIL!  But don't just be like cattle and herd up to the train...make your way to the very front and ASK an attendant if you can ride in the very front!  Sometimes you might have to wait for a train or two to pass, but four people can ride up front in the nose with the driver.  The driver will also give little ones their own "Monorail driver's license."  It's a great photo op and you'll feel very special riding up here.  


Save the boat ride for the late evening.  It's refreshing to be outside riding on a boat before you have to get back into your car.  It's also calming and less confining then the monorail...and they won't let people ride up front in the monorail at super busy times - like at closing!  
 Your Disney Connoisseur, Hootie!  :) 

4 comments:

parTea lady said...

I always use the monorail to get back and forth from the theme parks to the Grand Floridian for afternoon tea. It does sound like fun to ride in the very front. (I usually herd up with the cattle) ;=)

We have had good experiences on the boats as well. One time on a night ride, a very kind lady had a conversation with my grandson and gifted him with a pair of those funny glasses with the twirling lights.

comfrey cottages said...

good tips hootie! love your pictures! aww you all look like you are having a blast!! thanks for sharing with us! big hugs :)

sweetcakes said...

What if you're staying at a hotel in Disney? Are you able to walk from there or do you still need trasportation? It seems like such a huge and overwhelming place!

SAHM said...

I am taking notes! I haven't been to Disney since I was 15/16 years old. Rob has been to the other parks, but never Disney World. I think we are getting close to being ready to take the fam . . . maybe next spring break?!