Disney World's EPCOT monorail will return to service July 18 2021

Jul 14, 2021 in "Walt Disney World Monorail System"

Posted: Wednesday July 14, 2021 5:00pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Walt Disney World monorail system will return to full operation on Sunday July 18 2021 with the reopening of the EPCOT monorail beam.

Operating daily for the first in more than a year, service will begin one hour before EPCOT park open and end one hour after EPCOT park close, which currently means a 10am opening and 11pm close for the EPCOT beam.

With the reopening of the monorail beam, direct bus service to EPCOT from these Disney Resort hotels will no longer be available after the following dates:

  • Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa - July 25
  • Disney's Contemporary Resort - July 24 (Direct bus service for Guests will also be available July 26-29 due to resort refurbishment.)
  • Disney's Polynesian Village Resort - mid-August

The EPCOT monorail beam has remained closed since the parks reopened from the COVID-19 shutdown in mid 2020.

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DisoneJul 21, 2021

No news. It is operating normally with two trains.

lightguyJul 21, 2021

Any news on whether the epcot monorail is open today?

MM311Jul 20, 2021

I can say I’ve been in the park since open and haven’t seen a single monorail come through so sounds about right.

AylaJul 20, 2021

The Epcot monorail has been unavailable so far today, according to reports.

Beacon JoeJul 20, 2021

MK lines were so unbearable yesterday... that's exactly what we ended up doing. Resort loop a few times, and then xfer to the EPCOT loop to ride a few circuits and take a nap. Still beats what I'd be doing at work this week.

Andrew MJul 20, 2021

Yes, we were there in March 2020 and it was already behind security then.

DisoneJul 18, 2021

Pretty sure You are behind security. You were already screened at TTC and the exit ramp is behind the new security check points. I think this may have already been remedied prior to the closure but won't swear to it.

wdwmagicJul 18, 2021

No security needed at EPCOT having been screened at the TTC.

JohnDJul 18, 2021

How is security handled? Are you now behind security, having gone through it at the TTC or do you have to re-enter security as previously?

Animaniac93-98Jul 18, 2021

IMO the EPCOT Monorail is one of the park's best rides...and you don't even need a ticket to ride it!

Zummi GummiJul 14, 2021

But at least they are getting parades back!

ToTBellHopJul 14, 2021

Only Disneyland leaves transport systems abandoned.