With its beautiful victorian elegance, signature dining experiences and close proximity to the Magic Kingdom, the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa has always been a favorite resort of Disney guests. However, up until recently, you could only access the Magic Kingdom by monorail or boat. These both can run extended waits at park closing making your return trip home longer than ideal despite your close proximity. Now resort guests will have the convenience of being able to walk direct from the gates of the Magic Kingdom back to their resort!
During our recent visit, we tested the walkway out to see how long it took. Entering next to the resort boat launch in the front of the Magic Kingdom, our leisurely stroll along the Seven Seas Lagoon took us about 15 mins. The path was well lit for our nighttime walk and gave beautiful views of the Grand Floridian and Polynesian Resorts. The path includes 2 bridges, one of which is a draw bridge used to allow boats and barges for the Electric Water Pageant to pass in and out of. Make sure to ask what time the water pageant is set to begin at night so that you do not get delayed at the bridge.
We entered the Grand Floridian between the Convention Center and Sago Cay buildings. Hungry for a snack after your park day? You will head past Gasparilla Island Grill as you head into the resort. Plan to mobile order as you start your walk and have your snack ready for pick up when you arrive!! It should be noted that guests staying at Disney’s Polynesian Resort can also take advantage of the this convenient walkway. It will take closer to 30 minutes but guests looking to get in those extra steps now have the chance! We all agreed that we love this new option of transportation and love that our clients will now be able to walk their way into the MAGIC regardless of which monorail resort they stay at! Is staying at a monorail resort on your bucket list? Reach out to us today!
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