3 Reasons a Deluxe Monorail Resort at Disney World is Worth It

3 Reasons a Deluxe Monorail Resort at Disney World is Worth It

3 Reasons a Deluxe Monorail Resort at Disney World is Worth It

Grand Floridian

So maybe you’ve seen these deluxe monorails resorts at Disney World, and wondered if they’re actually worth it.  They absolutely are, and here’s why:


First of all, the three resorts on the monorail line are the Contemporary Resort, the Polynesian, and the Grand Floridian.  Now that we’ve covered that, let’s look at the top three reasons to stay at one of them!


Just as it sounds, these three resorts are along the monorail loop that connects to the Magic Kingdom as well as the Ticket and Transportation Center, where you can hop on the monorail to Epcot.  In a land of huge, sprawling parks and resorts, having easy access to the parks from your resort is a big deal.  You’ll save yourself time, and you’ll probably enjoy a monorail more than a bus (and I can pretty much guarantee your kids will think it’s awesome).

You also get a few other convenient options for getting to the Magic Kingdom.  All three resorts have “Friendship Boats” from their dock to the Magic Kingdom.  The Polynesian is also directly next to the ferry at the Ticket and Transportation Center.  And the Contemporary has it’s own walking path to the Magic Kingdom – a few short minutes of walking directly to the theme park.  Can’t beat that!


All three resorts offer views of Cinderella’s Castle directly across Bay Lake.  It’s magical in a way that is hard to describe until you’ve seen it.  From the shores of these resorts, as well as rooms with theme park views, you can see the nightly fireworks as well.  The theme park view rooms at the Contemporary often an even closer look over much of the Magic Kingdom!

The Atmosphere

Hands down these are some of the most luxurious resorts on property.  Some of the most popular restaurants in all of Disney World reside at these three resorts, and if you stay at one, you have constant, easy access via the monorail to the other three.  You’ll also easily access the gorgeous spa at the Grand Floridan.

The themes of these resorts are outstanding and each has a completely different feel, allowing you to fully immerse in the magic.  You get the combination of fantastic pools, lush landscaping, beaches, lake views and Magic Kingdom views that simply can’t be found anywhere else!

It’s not hard to see why these resorts can demand a premium for a stay here, but the end result is well worth it!


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The Best Pools in Disney World

The Best Pools in Disney World

Best Pools in Walt Disney World

Oh, you thought a hotel was just a place to sleep?  Not in Walt Disney World.
If your family likes to swim, you’ve got some great options at the Disney resorts.  Let’s take a look at the best pools in Disney World:

1. Stormalong Bay at the Beach Club and Yacht Club

Sand bottom and sand play area?  Check.  Lazy river?  Check.  230 ft water slide?  Check.  This pool is more like a mini water park and has something for everyone.  It’s massive, and it’s by far the best pool on property!


Stormalong Bay

via SolGrundy on Flickr

Stormalong Bay

via Elizabethtable4five on Flickr

2. Volcano Pool at the Polynesian Resort

With zero depth entry, perfect for little ones, a volcano towering over the pool that also houses a water slide, tropical flowers surrounding it, and directly next to the beach with views of the Magic Kingdom, the setting of the pool is absolutely magnificent.  It’s a small piece of paradise.


Volcano Pool at the Polynesian

via Jared422_80 on Flickr

3. Fuentes del Morro Pool at Caribbean Beach Resort

This pirate themed pool, with a Spanish inspired fortress, cannon water sprays and two waterslides, will keep any pirate at heart entertained.  It’s also a zero depth entry play, perfect for the smallest family members.  There’s also a shipwrecked themed splash play area with mini slides!


Caribbean Beach Pool

via Mommy Musings on Flickr

4. The pools of the Art of Animation resort

These three pools make the list for their diverse themes.  Of these, my personal favorite is the Cozy Cone pool, made to represent the movie Cars.  The other two pools are inspired by Finding Nemo and The Little Mermaid.   The Big Blue Pool, themed for Finding Nemo, is actually the largest pool of property and features underwater speakers.


Cozy Cone Pool

via Paul Attobelli on Flickr

Art of Animation Pool

via Paul Attobelli on Flickr

All of these pools have so many facets that are hard to capture in just a few pictures!  If your family loves pools then finding the best pools in Disney World should be a top priority for you. If you are still not sure which resort is right for you, or don’t know how to plan your trip to have enough time to play in the Disney pools, I’m here to help!  Feel free to contact me with any questions.


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