Reviews of Disney Transportation Boat, Monorail, Bus, & Skyliner

Reviews

67

Rating

7.25 / 10

Recommended By

87%



Reviewed by MickeyPlace16 Review Date: 10/29/2019

Rating: (9)
Recommended

We love to take the boat ride that connects the Boardwalk with Epcot and the Studios. It is a great way to relax and take in the sights. At night it is magical to see all the lights.

Pros:

relaxing

Cons:

sometimes it can get a little hot
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Reviewed by grammie523 Review Date: 10/29/2019

Rating: (10)
Recommended

My family of 4 used Disney Buses every day of our 7 day trip early October. The times guide on the MDE app were spot on with accuracy, from our resort to the parks. We could stay in our room until about 7 minutes before the posted arrival time, go out to the bus & get right on. Very convenient! The longest we had to wait for a bus at a theme park, to return to our resort, was 15 minutes & that was only because there was a wreck & it took the bus a little longer to reach Magic Kingdom. We got to ride on 1 of the new Mickey buses & they are awesome! Love these new buses & hopefully we will get to ride more of the new ones on our trip next year. A lot of people don't like to ride the buses, but for us, they are fabulous!

Pros:

No parking fees & no driving after a long day in the parks!

Cons:

My only complaint is when you have to share a bus with other resorts, but this trip, that only happened once.
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Reviewed by magicalhoss Review Date: 10/27/2019

Rating: (10)
Recommended

love the transportation Boats are the best, very relaxing. Buses, can have long waits, but still better than navigating on your own. Monorail needs some tlc. I have not used the skyway but can't wait to use. I do solo trips and find the WDW transportation an added perk. from the time I step off the plane, until I return to the airport.

Pros:

less stress...

Cons:

can be long waits, monorail needs to be refreshed.
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Reviewed by Boblyn Review Date: 10/27/2019

Rating: (9)
Recommended

I hear a lot of complaints about the Disney Bus system but in my experience it’s the best was to get around. We stayed at Disney’s Old Key West from 10/6-10/22. During that time the Disney buses were our maid mode of transport. The My Disney Experience app shows what time the next bus is due to arrive at the bus stop so there is no need to rush out of your room only to find that you’ve just missed your bus and now have to wait 20 minutes at the bus stop.
The drivers are always friendly. The buses are always cool and clean. Do you sometimes have to stand on an overcrowded bus when you leave the parks. Yes, but it’s still easy and convenient. Plus, I love watching all of the over-stimulated children quickly lulled to sleep by the rocking bus when the lights go out

Pros:

Convenient, Dependable, Clean, Cool

Cons:

Sometimes a long wait and crowded when leaving the park at the end of the night.
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Reviewed by Boblyn Review Date: 10/27/2019

Rating: (7)
Recommended

I was at WDW 10/6-10/22. During that time I rode Disney’s Skyliner once, right after it re-opened after the big breakdown. I took it round trip from the EPCOT station. As soon as we took off it stopped for about 10 minutes. We were on a full car of 8 adults. It got very warm very quickly. We soon started up again and the rest of the ride was uneventful. My take aways from my single round trip ride (does that count as two rides?) are;
*It’s a quick way to get from the parks to the Resorts serviced.
*The ride is not as smooth as I’d expected. There are many bumpy, jostling points.
*The view is spectacular. We rode it just as theEPCOT Fireworks were starting and the view was outstanding.
*Disney should consider piping in the music from the fireworks.
*I don’t believe the Skyliner will comfortably hold 10 people as they state. Our car had 8 adults. Anything more would have been too much and a stroller or wheelchair would never have fit in with us.
*Temperature wise we were comfortable though it was at night without the relentless Florida sun. For the short time our gondola was stopped it got very warm very quickly. I would hate to think about how hot it would be in the middle of the afternoon.

Pros:

Quick ride to the resorts. Amazing views, especially of the EPCOT fireworks

Cons:

Worry about loading more than 8 adults in one gondola The gondola gets hot very quickly when it stops.
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Reviewed by nlg0517 Review Date: 10/25/2019

Rating: (8)
Recommended

We’ve used every mode of Disney transportation except Skyliner, and overall I’m very happy. It’s one of the things I like best about going to WDW. They make getting around the resort easy. I don’t have to worry about navigating a strange city, or figure out how to get somewhere. Disney just takes me. All forms of transportation are in good shape and have friendly staff. I’ve never had a cranky transportation Cast Member.

Pros:

Easy to use

Cons:

Buses can be crowded & take too long
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Reviewed by TR Starnes Review Date: 10/24/2019

Rating: (10)
Recommended

From best to not so best - Monorail, skyliner, boats, and then buses. Depends on which resort you are staying as far as time for the buses but all the stops and crowds make the bus the least fav.

Pros:

No other travel destination has the variety of choices for transportation. Makes it special for the whole family and gets everyone pumped for the day at the parks!

Cons:

Depends on the crowds whether Disney transportation is \"fun\"
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Reviewed by TR Starnes Review Date: 10/24/2019

Rating: (10)
Recommended

Love the monorail best as it gets you excited as you progress around the track and approach MK or the resorts!

Pros:

Unique and special.

Cons:

crowded sometimes. Time consuming
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Reviewed by magicalhoss Review Date: 10/23/2019

Rating: (9)
Recommended

personally I love the transportation that Disney provides. Yes it can be full at times, but not having the stress of driving to the parks is perfect. I love the boats. Where else can you ride a boat to multiple magical places. We have even had a bus to our selves on occasion.

Pros:

Less stress, more magic!

Cons:

some times can be full, and wait times may be longer than you wish.
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Reviewed by Anonymous Review Date: 10/23/2019

Rating: (10)
Recommended

My transportation preferences in order: Walk, Boat, Monorail, Bus.

Pros:

I love, love, love the boats!

Cons:

I just wish they could respond to crowds better. More often than not, overcrowding is a huge issue with all of Disney transportation.
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