News and Photos: Disney World Monorail Installs Social Distancing Barriers

Select Disney World Resort hotels reopened on June 22nd. Currently, buses are the only form of Disney transportation available for guests to navigate around property.


But, even though the Monorail isn’t yet available for guest transportation, it has been spotted out and about near Magic Kingdom — with some new additions! Social distancing barriers have been added inside the Monorail.

Talk about a sight for sore eyes! We can’t take a ride on the Monorail just yet, but it looks like Disney has been giving it some test laps around Magic Kingdom — check out this picture captured by mockonerunning on Instagram!

The Monorail is Out and About! ©mockonerunning

When the Monorail isn’t out for testing, it’s been parked at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. 

The Monorail Parked at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

And that’s where we noticed an interesting addition — social distancing barriers have been added inside the Monorail! Take a look at the middle of the window below!

Social Distancing Barriers are Added Inside the Monorail

It looks like these are separating the two sections of each monorail car, so that two separate families or groups can ride more separately.

Even though we can’t ride the Monorail yet, seeing it parked inside the Contemporary adds an extra Disney touch to the atmosphere!

Disney hasn’t yet released information about when the Monorail will be available for guest transportation, but cast members have told us that they may be running when the parks reopen in July. We’ll continue to keep an eye out for any additional updates!

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