Let’s take a lap! Our monorail crawl will take us on an adventure around the Seven Seas Lagoon. With the Magic Kingdom as your backdrop, a monorail crawl is our fun way of taking a break from the parks, while enjoying a beverage (or two). The best part is it gives you an opportunity to explore the monorail resorts. Our chariot awaits, let’s get this monorail crawl started! Por favor mantengase alejado de las puertas!
What Is It?
An adventure built around drinks. What type of drinks is totally up to you. Whether prefer an adult beverage or not, you can create your monorail crawl. The baseline, not Baseline Tap House, more like the premise of the monorail crawl entails enjoying a drink at each of the three monorail resorts. We’re looking at you Contemporary Resorts, Polynesian Resort, and Grand Floridian Resort. The order in which you enjoy all the resorts and which establishments at the resorts you choose to enjoy is up to you. It’s what we like to call a choose your own adventure in the DVC Duo house.
The only other requirement is you enjoy your adventure by riding the monorail from resort to resort. No need to twist our arm with this requirement, we always enjoy a good monorail ride! Let’s breakdown the drink locations at each of our stops.
Passholder Insights: Keep an eye out for monorail silver and lime, as they have recently received their monorail upgrades.
Tiki, Tiki, time! Our first stop on our monorail crawl brings us to the Polynesian Resort. We like to get it started in a tropical way. Home to many famous bars including Trader Sam’s and the Tambu Lounge, the big decision is what type of tiki drink entices you. Below is a list of the locations to choose from at the Polynesian Resorts.
- Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto
- Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace
- Tambu Lounge
- Oasis Bar & Grill
- Barefoot Pool Bar
More often than not you’ll us stopping in at Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace. With the laidback vibe from patio, fully equipped with the sound of the ukulele, it’s our perfect tropical oasis.
Passholder Insights: The patio tables at Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace are a first come first serve. We like to snag a standing table by the bar.
After a stop in at the Polynesian Resort, our monorail crawl is off to a solid start. The next stop on our adventure brings us to the grandest of all Disney Resorts, the Grand Floridian Resort. Recently, the resort switched up its lounge options with the addition of the Enchanted Rose. All you’ll have to do is ask yourself if you prefer a drink inside or out. Below is a list of locations to choose from at the Grand Floridian Resort.
- Enchanted Rose
- Citricos Lounge
- Beaches Pool Bar & Grill
- Courtyard Pool Bar
Our new favorite spot is the Enchanted Rose. The swankie new lounge really knows how to craft a Serena favorite in the martini and shake up a Nate favorite in the seasonal old fashioned. A full review of the new spot is in the works, stay tuned!
Passholder Insights: The Enchanted Rose has a vary of lounging options, but one of the lesser-known options is to ask for your drink to-go and heading to lobby to listen to live music.
From Top To Bottom
We’ve got great drinks on all levels! The last stop on our monorail crawl brings us to the Contemporary Resort. From The Wave Lounge on the ground floor the California Grill Lounge on the tippy top, you can’t go wrong with any of the options. Below is a breakdown of options at the Contemporary Resort.
- The Wave Lounge
- Outer Rim
- California Grill
- The Sand Bar
- Cove Bar (DVC and Bay Lake Tower Guests Only)
- Top of the World (DVC Lounge)
Where would you find the DVC Duo? Surprise! It’s the Outer Rim. Most of you may think our go-to lounge at the Contemporary Resort would be Top of the World. We truly enjoy the Top of the World lounge and love stopping in, but there is something about the Outer Rim that keeps us going back. It must be the great views of Bay Lake.
Passholder Insights: The bridge from the Contemporary Resort to Bay Lake Tower is a great place to watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks from outside the parks.
We love it! For us, taking an afternoon/early evening away from the parks to enjoy the Magic Kingdom resorts is just what the doctor ordered. The monorail crawl is something everyone can partake in as many of the lounges offer both alcoholic and non-alcoholic concoctions (mocktails). All that’s left to do is choose where our adventure should begin. Who are we kidding, we’ll meet you on the terrace!
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