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  • [Question] Why doesn't the railroad at TDL go all around the park?

    Why does the railroad at TDL only go through Adventureland and Frontierland and not around the whole park?

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    re: Why doesn't the railroad at TDL go all around the park?

    From what I understand if it had more then one stop then it would be a mode of transportation, subject to Japan's transportation laws and stuff, instead of being a simple ride.
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    • #3
      re: Why doesn't the railroad at TDL go all around the park?

      That is correct. OLC would be forced to treat the train as a mode of transportation and collect fees for it's use. Why do you think people have to pay to use the TDR Line monorails? Then again, that is a *real* transport mode. Cleand and timewise.. efficient, unlike the WDW monos.

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      • #4
        re: Why doesn't the railroad at TDL go all around the park?

        Originally posted by TDLFAN View Post
        That is correct. OLC would be forced to treat the train as a mode of transportation and collect fees for it's use. Why do you think people have to pay to use the TDR Line monorails? Then again, that is a *real* transport mode. Cleand and timewise.. efficient, unlike the WDW monos.

        Totally agree with you on the TDR monorails. I was so surprised on how fast and smooth they were. i also loved on how big they were inside and i love the mickey windows.
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        • #5
          Re: Why doesn't the railroad at TDL go all around the park?

          Any ideas on how this relates to the tramway in DisneySea - is that different?

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          • #6
            Re: Why doesn't the railroad at TDL go all around the park?

            At the time the Western River Raiload was being built (early 80s), the Regional Railroad Law in Japan was in effect for train lines with a minimum of two stops even inside privately-owned property. It would have required OLC to acquire a railroad business license, post time schedule information and charge fares. By the time the DisneySea Electric Railway at TDS was being built (late 90s), the law had changed in regards to the minimum number of stops.

            Some more useless trivia: From 2006, the highest number of trains that could run on the track concurrently has been 3, and the trip time was cut from 12:30 to 11:20.
            Last edited by JoeInJpn; 02-08-2009, 10:14 PM.
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            • #7
              Re: Why doesn't the railroad at TDL go all around the park?

              So who else is a fan of the Western River Railroad. Despite not traveling around the entire park I value the fact that you can enjoy a very scenic journey by train, without having to make regular stops to off load and on load Guest. In Tokyo the train is used as an attraction only, while others parks also use it as a transportation system for that park.

              This attraction is a must on peak days when lines can reach 3 hours, as its a great alternative and great way to unwind and relax for a bit.
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              • #8
                Re: Why doesn't the railroad at TDL go all around the park?

                I am a fan of it as well. I appreciate the differences.. (not making stops, not going around the entire park, etc.)

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