Although Disney has been testing the EPCOT monorails recently, it has recently been announced that the EPCOT Monorail is not reopening due to physical distancing concerns. These space issues mainly come from the resort monorail stations, where there is simply not enough area at this time to open with the current social distancing guidelines.
Previously it was thought that the EPCOT Monorail would be opening soon, possibly even in the upcoming month. This speculation was due to the fact that Cast Members had been working on the queue for the monorail recently, as well as the new return of park hopping.
However, instead of opening the EPCOT Monorail, Disney has decided that the EPCOT Monorail line will be better served at this time as overflow for the Express Monorail. Cast Members have been placing physical distancing stickers in the line for the EPCOT Monorail at the Transportation and Ticket Center for this purpose.
Currently the monorails that are operating at this time are the Magic Kingdom Resort and Express Monorails. The EPCOT Monorail currently does not have a reopening date. Although, when it does open guests should expect a refreshed look. Disney took the opportunity to refurbish the EPCOT Monorail queue while it has been closed.
For those looking for a way to EPCOT from their resort, bus services are still available at this time, as well as the Friendship Boats from the Boardwalk. Click the following link if you’d like to get an update on the current Disney World transportation as of late 2020.
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