The title is a bit of an exaggeration, but during my latest two or three trips to Walt Disney World, I had a whole lot of time on Disney buses (and boats) wondering why I only ended up on the monorail system a handful of times.
Now, intellectually, I thought I knew why – the cost of expansion…
However, recently, our friend Rob Plays released a video that gave the question a longer, and more complete, answer to why I am forever waiting on Disney buses:
With Rob’s wise words in mind, I’ve started to make the mental switch to the immediate and distant future of Walt Disney transportation — the Disney Skyliner System and other upcoming technologies — rather than looking back to the
Thankfully, Disney Parks did an introductory video of the Skyliner, posted in November:
And our own Jack Kendall discussed the latest info about the new gondola system in a video from December:
Obviously, Jack did a nice job of updating our understanding of just how the Skyliner will work, and I wanted to add some new views of the Generation Gap Bridge station between the Art of Animation Resort and the Pop Century Resort.
FWIW: The second video provides much better looks, but the evening one gives a fun nighttime view, as well as a walk around Pop Century.
I also felt like the below video was symbolic of my own mental switch from monorail wishes to Skyliner dreams (slow as it has been):
Now, thinking back over my recent trips, I have to admit that the most relaxing of my moves between parks was a Friendship boat ride from Epcot to Hollywood Studios.
OrlandoThemePark360 captured that same trip virtually:
As you can read, I do not intend to give any resolution here, and I don’t think I am going ever to love getting on a Disney bus (although the person who developed Disney’s Magical Express should be sainted).
But I am hoping I can complete that mental switch to the myriad options Walt Disney World provides regarding transportation, even as my mind’s eye watches the expansion of “The Florida Project” from the seat of a monorail.
Let us know what you think about Walt Disney World transportation in the comments below…