Our Favorite Stops on a Monorail Crawl

What’s a Monorail Crawl? Well, it’s a lot like a bar crawl – but classier, and everyone travels by Disney Monorail, so honestly, a lot safer too. The simple concept behind a Monorail Crawl is to stop at all the hotels connected by Disney Monorail (so aThe Contemporary, The Grand Floridian, and The Polynesian) and to have a drink at each location. If you’re wanting to do this as a family, this could also be a great ‘Monorail Progressive Dinner’. Today, we’re sharing our favorite itinerary for a Monorail Crawl. 

Stop 1: The Polynesian 

I love the Polynesian – I love its retro vibe, and it’s sandy beach views of the Magic Kingdom. I always suggest starting your Monorail Crawl here. I’ve always found parking to be easier here, than some of the other resorts, especially if you just wanna grab a drink. If the weather is nice, head to the outdoor patio at Trader Sam’s, and order a Spiky Pineapple, which is a Dole Whip blended with rum. If you’re with your family, get some appetizers here to kick off your progressive dinner. 

Stop 2: The Grand Floridian 

If I could only pick one resort to stay at for the rest of time, it would be The Grand Floridian. The whole place feels like it was plucked out of an Anne of Green Gables novel. Here, you’re headed to the new Beauty and The Beast themed bar, ‘The Enchanted Rose Lounge’ for some tableside-made cocktails. If you’re doing a progressive dinner instead, we recommend grabbing food at The Gasparilla Grill, if you’re looking for quick-service, or sitting down at The Grand Floridian Cafe, for some of Disney’s best affordable dishes. 

Stop 3: The Contemporary 

If you time it right, you can get to The Contemporary about an hour before the ‘Happily Ever After’ fireworks begin at The Magic Kingdom. Did you know that you can go to the California Grill Lounge without a reservation? It’s one of our favorite stops for a nightcap or dessert, and then you can walk out to the balcony and enjoy the fireworks.