Park hopping returns to Disney World this week and that’s a pretty big step back towards a more normal Disney experience.
With guests being able to go between parks again starting January 1st, Disney also announced that park-to-park transportation will return as well. BUT, one very big staple of park transportation is not set to return at the start of 2021.
We reached out to a Disney World Cast Member today who noted that the EPCOT monorail loop will continue to be unavailable until further notice.
We weren’t sure whether the EPCOT routes would return with park-to-park transportation, but according to the Cast Member, we will not be taking the highway in the sky to EPCOT on January 1st. At this time, there is no set date for the return.
The EPCOT monorail route closed with the parks in mid-March.
While other methods of Disney World transportation have returned — such as buses, the Skyliner, Friendship Boats, and even the Magic Kingdom monorail loop — we haven’t seen any movement from the EPCOT monorail.
Currently, if you want to hop on the monorail, you can head to stations at the Transportation and Ticket Center, Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, or Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
At this time, the monorail station is closed at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort due to the current refurbishment work.
Transportation in Disney World is still changing fairly regularly as Disney continues to contend with the global health crisis. When in doubt on your Disney trip, talk to a Cast Member at your resort hotel to find out what transportation options are available for you.
As always, stay tuned to DFB for all the latest updates! We’ll be covering the return of park hopping this week so keep an eye on the site.
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