Walt Disney World Monorail Express beam reducing daytime operating hours through to the summer

Mar 06, 2015 in "Walt Disney World Monorail System"

Posted: Friday March 6, 2015 8:10am EST by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Walt Disney World Monorail Express beam will be operating on a reduced schedule through to the summer of 2015.

On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 11:30am to 6pm, the Express beam will be closed for maintenance. During that time, the Resort and Epcot beams will continue to operate as normal. Watercraft and busses will also be operating throughout the closures.

The revised schedule begins on March 10 2015.

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BrianVMay 06, 2015

Philosophy 101: Everyone wants to have upgrades, repairs, and maintenance. No one wants it to be done when they are there.

ford91exploderMay 06, 2015

It just might BE, Tho WDW has been experimenting with automated monorail controls but there is no earthly reason why the system is not in operation NOW, Automating subways and monorails is old news and its been done round the world many times.

MaryJanePMay 06, 2015

is "Automation" Orwellian speak for elimination and/or continued neglect?

ford91exploderMay 06, 2015

Seriously join National's emerald club and for 40-60 bucks per day you can have transport which is at your beck and call. Plus you can eat the 'off property' food if you desire - one meal will pay for the rental

cinderellafan6May 06, 2015

Ok stupid question coming in.....So Magic Kingdom is open till 12am this Saturday with magic hours till 2am. So will the monorail close at 1am??

bethymouseMay 06, 2015

Well... the GF is a dream of mine ( to stay there). It's not necessarily about the monorail, but I just hope that it's working when Mom needs it ( to and from EPCOT/MK and GF).:(

MansionButler84May 06, 2015

Oh, I agree completely. It is absurdly audacious to continue charging those rates while marketing monorail access as a perk. This is why I love Wilderness Lodge. 1/2 to 1/3 the price and the boat always works.

JediMasterMattMay 06, 2015

I'll 2nd these thoughts... my wife is disabled and needs an ECV for any of our Disney Parks trips. Getting around WDW is so much easier with a rental car than having to rely only on the buses. She has gotten really good at the parallel parking on the bus when she does need to head back to the room without me.

rob0519May 06, 2015

We've stayed in the CR or Polynesian over a dozen times in the last 20 years or so just for the convenience and uniqueness of the monorail experience. Granted we only stay when reduced room rates are offered, but it's still a considerable expense. The last few visits the reliability and availability has gotten worse and worse. So while the bus may be a more reliable and faster, it certainly would not make me feel any better about monorail resort prices and limited monorail service. I'm glad we decided to take a DCL cruise last year and not go to WDW this spring or summer.

ford91exploderMay 06, 2015

Two words - RENTAL CAR Join Alamo/National and you can pick your own car if you reserve a midsize vehicle, Most minivans small SUV's will easily accomodate a ECV

monothingieMay 06, 2015

Philosophizing.

JoeCamelMay 06, 2015

As you complain about people complaining???

MansionButler84May 06, 2015

Honestly, the bus is more reliable than the monorail these days. Not that it makes you feel any better when you pay to stay on the monorail loop.

yangMay 06, 2015

really?! this guest is freaking out, we'll be arriving at the poly early on june 8 so that we can activate our bands and head to BOG for breakfast at 8....so now we have to plan to arrive earlier just to be able to get on the bus...