Welcome to those of you joining me from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the second stop on our Magical Blogorail.
When I was a kid, my family would stay at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa for a week each year. One of my favorite traditions is riding the resort monorail with my little brother as my parents checked into the resort. In fact, when I was a child, my brother would say that when he grew up he wanted to be a monorail driver.
It's a classic kid story - give them the most amazing theme park in the world, with every type of attraction imaginable, and the kids want to ride the monorail. We memorized the spiels, stood clear of the closing doors, and took in all the sights and views.
|My husband and I on the monorail during our honeymoon|
That was the beginning of our yearly trip. But I think it is just as fitting as the ending of a trip. I usually enjoy spending my last day at the Magic Kingdom. I go and visit my family's stone, which is right outside of the resort monorail loop. After saying goodbye to Mickey Mouse, I'm not ever quite ready to say goodbye to the resort.
|The Ragone stone - Two decades old|
From the Magic Kingdom station to around Epcot, there's plenty to see. Have more time to spare? Hop off the local resort monorail and visit Disney's Polynesian Resort, Disney's Contemporary Resort and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. There's plenty to see and do at these resorts.
The best part about the monorail and the resorts? This activity won't cost you a penny. You can reminisce about your trip, discuss "favorites" of each day and get some great photos - all in the comfort of air conditioning.
I love the monorail. It's truly a highway in the sky and a Disney trip would never be complete without it!
|photo credit: SpreadTheMagic via photopin cc|
The perfect activity when the sun sets on your Disney vacation
Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Frontierland Station.
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:
1st Stop ~ Magical Mouse School House – Park Hopping
2nd Stop ~ The Disney Point – Riding the Monorail
3rd Stop ~ Frontierland Station – Character Breakfasts
4th Stop ~ A Disney Mom’s Thoughts – Shopping & Taking Photos
Final Stop ~ Superheroes and Teacups – Strolling Down Main Street, USA