Arrival Day at Disney World

0 Days: Arrival Day at Disney World!

Arrival Day at Disney World

Welcome Home…two of the best words you can hear at Walt Disney World!

Welcome Home…the first words a Disney Vacation Club member hears when they approach the resort they are staying at and are checking in.  For us, our home for the next week is Bay Lake Tower, the modern resort located next to and connected to the Contemporary Resort, with views overlooking the Magic Kingdom Park and Bay Lake.  Today is the day!  Today is our arrival day at Disney World!

If all goes as planned, we should arrive at our home around lunchtime, in time to check our luggage, hop on the monorail to Epcot, and then make our first FastPass of our trip, at Soarin’ at 3:35PM.

I want to thank each and every one of you for taking time out of your schedule to visit our site during our #DisneyWorldCountdown series.  In the days ahead I will create a page with links to each of the posts so it’s easier for you to scan them, and during the week I’ll share special photos from the parks that I think you may find interesting.  Until we speak again, I wish you all the best, and I hope that you are excited for your trip as I am for ours!

Today’s question is simple — who is a DVC member?  If you aren’t, and you have been considering it, I invite you to use me as a reference — you’ll get a special prize and so will I.  Just use the information in the image below if you do use us as a reference for your DVC purchase!  Have a great day!

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Monorail

20 Days: Riding the Monorail

Monorail

The Monorail is a nice, relaxing trip. Here the Tron Monorail is over at Epcot!

Hello everyone!  Welcome to #Day20 in our #DisneyWorldCountdown!  Today we are taking a look at one of the fun free activities that you can do — take a ride on the Monorail!  The Monorail for me is a nice relaxing transportation mode, and when you need to just get off your feet for a while, this is definitely one way you can do that.  It takes you around the Magic Kingdom resorts, with stops at the Magic Kingdom, the Contemporary Resort, the Transportation and Ticketing Center, the Polynesian Resort, and the Grand Floridian Resort.  Also, at the TTC, you can ride over to Epcot and back.

Monorail

The Monorail also has the distinction of going through the Contemporary Resort!

I remember when I first went to the Magic Kingdom, and what was really neat to me was how we got on this futuristic train, almost like a rocket, and left Florida behind as we approached the Magic Kingdom.  The anticipation, knowing that we were getting close to Disney World, as we called it, was so much that I can remember it like it was yesterday.

Monorail

Over at Disneyland, you can still ride in the front of the Monorail. I wish we could at Walt Disney World too!

Of course, Disneyland has the Monorail also, although over there it is more of an attraction and less of a transportation means.  The Monorail there only connects Downtown Disney with Tomorrowland, but what is neat is that you can still sit in the front of the Monorail there!

What do you think of the Monorail?  Worth it, or just use it as a means of transportation?  Do you take time out to just ride the monorail, or is that wasted time that could be spent at the parks?  Let me know in the comments, and thanks!