Magic Kingdom to Ohana

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Earning My Ears
Joined
Oct 4, 2022
How much time should we budget for getting from the Magic Kingdom to the Polynesian for a 6:30 Ohana reservation. Should we use monorail or boat?
 

Atlantix2000

Earning My Ears
Joined
Nov 16, 2021
The resort monorail has to make 3 stops to get to the Polynesian (MK -> Contemporary -> TTC -> Poly). There's also a resort boat doing a loop (MK -> Grand Floridian -> Poly -> MK). If the boat is already at (or near) the MK, it is probably the faster trip. If the boat is not already there, I would head up to the monorail since it comes more often than the boat. With either option, you should have no trouble getting the next ride because there shouldn't be much of a line. From the entrance of the Magic Kingdom, I think either option will be under a half hour travel but how long it takes to get out of the park will depend on the crowd level.
 

CarolynFH

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jan 5, 2000
I’d leave MK at 5:30 and enjoy the boat! You should then have plenty of time to walk from the boat dock, into the GCH, and then upstairs or elevator to ‘Ohana. If you arrive really very early, walk along the beach or browse around the shops.
 

Maggie The Cat

Mouseketeer
Joined
Oct 28, 2021
You can always walk too, if it's nice out and you feel like it.
Allows you to have control over the time it will take you to get there.
 

Slippery Yak

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Joined
Sep 29, 2022
The boat is a relaxing experience, but with a stroller it is more annoying than the monorail. Not sure if it applies here.
 

maxbuffmelvin

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Joined
Oct 21, 2020
When we stay at Poly, we decide on transportation from MK to Poly based on what mode of transportation has minimal wait or is ready to board. Surprisingly, we often take the ferry to TTC and walk to Poly.
 

philharmagic fan

DIS Veteran
Joined
Feb 25, 2015
If you want to minimize travel time and you don't mind a 5-10 minute walk, take the EXPRESS monorail to the TTC and walk to the Poly; probably 20-30 minutes total. Add 5-10 minutes if you take the resort monorail instead. If you're willing to budget 30-45 minutes, the boat is much more fun.
 

Wdloepp

Earning My Ears
Joined
Oct 12, 2021
The resort monorail has to make 3 stops to get to the Polynesian (MK -> Contemporary -> TTC -> Poly). There's also a resort boat doing a loop (MK -> Grand Floridian -> Poly -> MK). If the boat is already at (or near) the MK, it is probably the faster trip. If the boat is not already there, I would head up to the monorail since it comes more often than the boat. With either option, you should have no trouble getting the next ride because there shouldn't be much of a line. From the entrance of the Magic Kingdom, I think either option will be under a half hour travel but how long it takes to get out of the park will depend on the crowd level.
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