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  • On Dec 26, 2012
    Vicki from PA Asked

    FromTCC, is it better to take the boat or monorail to Magic Kingdom? Does one take way longer or generally be less crowded? What are advantages/disadvantages to each? Visiting Magic Kingdom Friday, February 1.

    Vicki, arriving at the Magic Kingdom by either ferry or monorail is a fun experience that adds to the anticipation and excitement of beginning your day at the most popular theme park in the world.

    The ferry provides a unique water level view from the Seven Seas Lagoon as you approach the Magic Kingdom. If you have a stroller the boat tends to be easier; even during peak times you will not need to fold it up. The ferry has a huge capacity so if lines are long at the monorail this transport might be the way to go. The travel time by water is a bit longer than by rail.

    The sleek, modern monorail zips you over to the park, but the lines tend to be somewhat longer. Riding the monorail is a classic, Disney experience so do be sure to ride the rails at some point during your stay. This method has a cool factor that is hard to top, so many families prefer this method. The tree top view is a fun perspective as you arrive. Since the differences between the ferry and the monorail are so negligible, you might consider letting your kids just pick their preference. 

    If you are staying at a Walt Disney World resort, leave your car parked at your hotel and take advantage of the complimentary transportation.  Driving requires you pass through the parking lot booth, park, board the tram, reach the Transportation and Ticket Center, transverse the TTC, wait for a ferry or monorail, and then ride to the entrance of the park. The bus from your resort drops you off in the same area with much less hassle. Plus no struggling to remember where you parked at the end of the day!

    Enjoy your day at the most magical place on earth!

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Meet the Panelist: Elisabeth, South Carolina

I am a mother of four and a preschool teacher who will be happy to help guide you around Epcot's World Showcase or around the world with Adventures by Disney.  Learn More About Elisabeth

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