First, there is no disputing that Disney had conflicting information. Even they acknowledge that. I “travel well.” I have stayed in lots of hotels. I know the ins and outs of flying in the post-9/11 world. I can figure out a bus schedule and a subway system. But the sad fact is that I am just not well-suited to a resort-style vacation. The very notion runs contrary to my personality type. I like doing things myself. I like being ABLE to do things for myself. I do not like creating work for other people, even if it’s their job. I like planning things. I like details. I like getting them right.
And so I planned. We sat in the airport in Binghamton planning our days at Disney. When necessary, I looked something up. They have a great web site and a WONDERFUL app that lets you plan everything, make dining reservations, FastPass+ reservations, etc. They encourage it!
But it’s a RESORT. Literally every employee you see is paid to help you and do things FOR you! But they aren’t mind readers. Had I gone to the front desk/concierge with our ideas and “must-sees” they would have fallen all over themselves to help us plan our day(s). I would have been presented with the weekly pamphlet detailing park hours and monorail hours of operation and never have even seen the web site with the conflicting information.
It simply didn’t occur to me to ask.
Next time will be different.
https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/guest-services/monorail-transportation/ ) Planning on that, we were up in plenty of time, descended to the fourth floor at 8:00, only to be greeted by a guard, a locked gate, and a sign indicating that the Monorail runs from 8:30am. Given that the Magic Kingdom opened at 8:00am today, we expected that the Monorail would have been operating since 7:00am (per the web site).