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Are the Days for the Monorail Limited? (along with the Florida Disney Monorails)?

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  • #16
    Originally posted by biggsworth View Post
    I doubt it. They rely on them at WDW or transportation. As someone else mentioned the new hotel is integrating the station into the hotel.
    WDW give choose of transportation's....and the monorail is one of the means......
    Disneyland and the Hotels.....still use as transportation, But IMO walking is faster and do think it be use only by
    Hotels guest only ,more so after the new 4 diamonds hotel is built .
    But what the Future have? is anyone guest!
    I think Disney what's to keep , what they have for now , at both Resorts......
    Soaring like an EAGLE !

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    • #17
      I recently rode the monorail for the first time in ~20 years. I was expecting great views overlooking DCA however what I got was the views of the backside of the buildings (I had not been to DCA yet). It was more fun swooshing over the old parking lot. I was VERY disappointed, why have a ride without good views?

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      • #18
        Originally posted by TN Country Boy View Post
        I recently rode the monorail for the first time in ~20 years. I was expecting great views overlooking DCA however what I got was the views of the backside of the buildings (I had not been to DCA yet). It was more fun swooshing over the old parking lot. I was VERY disappointed, why have a ride without good views?
        YEP...old days the Monorail speed up over the old parking.......I though it Fun as well !
        Soaring like an EAGLE !

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        • #19
          Originally posted by TN Country Boy View Post
          I recently rode the monorail for the first time in ~20 years. I was expecting great views overlooking DCA however what I got was the views of the backside of the buildings (I had not been to DCA yet). It was more fun swooshing over the old parking lot. I was VERY disappointed, why have a ride without good views?
          Blame the original park designers for that decision.

          Granted, the original DCA focal point for the monorail was going across the mock Golden Gate Bridge, over the enterance. It was redesigned during the 2.0 remodel/expansion, to fit the 1920s California themed entryway.

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          • #20
            No the Monorail attraction will remain in tact. However, I could imagine that one day the monorail concept could be targeted for removal...things always change...
            I am old. But still love Disneyland.

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            • #21
              I'll hazard a guess that the Disneyland Monorail will be around for at least the next 10 to 15 years in one form or another. But I would not be surprised to see the monorail removed from Tomorrowland in an eventual makeover of that land.

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              • #22
                All attractions will close eventually.

                I don't see the California monorail closing soon, though. The trains have been replaced somewhat recently, though they aren't super new. In California, the monorail is an attraction as much as it is transportation.

                Florida i think will be losing it soon. I think new trains are needed in the next 2 to 3 years for any hope of longevity. I think the Epcot loop would be more likely to close, as the Magic Kingdom line is doing a little better, and isn't next to the Skyliner project. Florida clearly does not care about the state of its monorails.
                RIP Maliboomer - I waited my whole life to that point, and got to ride you once. I will forever miss you.

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                • #23
                  The Monorail will be closed but the tracks will remain.

                  On Micechat, "Bring back the Monorail" threads will be started on a regular basis.

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                  • #24
                    I think the Monorail is done as it was originally conceived. It's not going to be the mass transit of the future. However, at Disney, the monorail is a historical symbol, adds ride capacity, and in some locations provides a useful transportation service. When all those things are considered, I think the monorail will be around for many more years - just don't expect that the system will ever be expanded.

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                    • #25
                      Unless they all become rethemed to Guardians of the Galaxy - Monorail: Breakdown?

                      (if so, add a stop in DCA marvel land please!)

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                      • #26
                        To shortsided corporate types who like being penny pinchers - I can see them wanting to shut it down, and a lot of other things.
                        To people who believe in progress, and don't get dragged down into temporary lulls society gets trapped in ..... They'd say - Monorails are here to stay! And receive improvements by some stage!
                        MY SIGNATURE:
                        Dear Peoplemover Fans, If you want to see a new attraction that at least mimics the 1967 Peoplemover in a future Tomorrowland remodel, you need to write to the powers-that-be, and let them know. If you don't - Then the next time Tomorrowland is remodeled, you will see a land barren of any "Peoplemover" type attraction.

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                        • #27
                          Not that it offers any legally-enforceable protection, but don't forget that the Disneyland monorail is also an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by TN Country Boy View Post
                            I recently rode the monorail for the first time in ~20 years. I was expecting great views overlooking DCA however what I got was the views of the backside of the buildings (I had not been to DCA yet). It was more fun swooshing over the old parking lot. I was VERY disappointed, why have a ride without good views?
                            I feel they greatly missed an opportunity to have the monorail give a small tour of DCA like the Florida version does with EPCOT.
                            BGood! It's not just my motto its my name!

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                            • #29
                              I do like the Monorail WDW for EPCOT CENTER
                              It a true transportation line ,and like how it speed to the park !
                              Soaring like an EAGLE !

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Right Down Broadway View Post
                                Not that it offers any legally-enforceable protection, but don't forget that the Disneyland monorail is also an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark.
                                That True......
                                Soaring like an EAGLE !

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