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  • Monorail question

    How do you get to sit up front in the nose of the monorail?
    i've seen some video's on youtube and they are up front. do you have to put in a special request or just walk up and in?
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    Re: Monorail question

    Originally posted by cooknthyme View Post
    How do you get to sit up front in the nose of the monorail?
    i've seen some video's on youtube and they are up front. do you have to put in a special request or just walk up and in?
    We have ridden in the front just by asking. It seemed to be on a first come first serve basis, as long as you don't push and shove to get there. Also if you do ride in the font, be sure to ask for your Monorail pilots licence.
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    • #3
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      We asked and had to wait for 2 trains. It is easier to get the front if you go Epcot to TTC. Just ask the CM who is at the front of the que. My kids loved it! The diver wouldn't let us take his picture though. Remember to ask first
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      • #4
        Re: Monorail question

        All you have to do is ask. As the person earlier stated, you may have to wait a few trains, but all you have to do is ask. Remember too, they will only allow up to 4 people in the front.

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        • #5
          Re: Monorail question

          Also bear in mind, the front car is the wheelchair accessible car. So that's a factor to consider as well.


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          • #6
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            Sitting in the nose of the monorail is overrated. If you can't be accomodated on the next train, then SKIP.

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by TDLFAN View Post
              Sitting in the nose of the monorail is overrated. If you can't be accomodated on the next train, then SKIP.
              Well...that's certainly a matter of opinion! I think it's a hoot. Love the view from the cone!

              The best of course were the older Monorails at Disneyland in California, that had the pilot's "bubble" sticking out of the top of the front car, instead of the pilot sitting down in the front cone portion like today. There was one Guest jumpseat up in the bubble in front of and to the right of the pilot. That was a great seat! A 360 degree view from up there!



              I do notice the front cone/car provides a much rougher ride than the rest of the train. This must have something to do with the front part of the Monorail absorbing most of the rail knocks as it rounds turns. But that just kind of adds to the fun of sitting "up front."

              IMHO.
              Last edited by Opus1guy; 03-04-2007, 04:30 PM.

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              • #8
                Re: Monorail question

                Originally posted by ragrobyn View Post
                We asked and had to wait for 2 trains. It is easier to get the front if you go Epcot to TTC. Just ask the CM who is at the front of the que. My kids loved it! The diver wouldn't let us take his picture though. Remember to ask first
                You also cannot just ride around and around. They will "kick you off" if others are waiting fo the front.

                Some of the pilots are more talkative than others.

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                • #9
                  Re: Monorail question

                  Originally posted by cooknthyme View Post
                  How do you get to sit up front in the nose of the monorail?
                  i've seen some video's on youtube and they are up front. do you have to put in a special request or just walk up and in?
                  Originally posted by Moonliner View Post
                  We have ridden in the front just by asking. It seemed to be on a first come first serve basis, as long as you don't push and shove to get there. Also if you do ride in the font, be sure to ask for your Monorail pilots licence.
                  Originally posted by ti2gr View Post
                  All you have to do is ask. As the person earlier stated, you may have to wait a few trains, but all you have to do is ask. Remember too, they will only allow up to 4 people in the front.
                  Yes - as many have already stated - just ask. They'll usually accommodate you.

                  Originally posted by TDLFAN View Post
                  Sitting in the nose of the monorail is overrated. If you can't be accomodated on the next train, then SKIP.
                  In the middle of Summer - it is a God send - as it's air conditioned!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Monorail question

                    Originally posted by Disneyland Daddy View Post
                    In the middle of Summer - it is a God send - as it's air conditioned!
                    Last summer, only those who rode in 8 of the 12 monos were lucky to get A/C...

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                    • #11
                      Re: Monorail question

                      hmm, i'm seeing this thread talk about both sets of monorails... WDW's and DLR's.. lol

                      i've been there on WDWs... nothing much... great for videos and nothing else

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                      • #12
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                        And all of Disney World's Monorail cars are air conditioned. Is this not true of Disneyland?


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                        • #13
                          Re: Monorail question

                          This experience is something a monorail lover should do at least once, if only just to see how it works and the great view of the CR as you pull through it. I would definately suggest the resort loop to do this.

                          It is, as was said before, somewhat dependant on the driver's personality. SOme have a great time with it, others do not
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                          • #14
                            Re: Monorail question

                            I took a chance and asked just this past visit. The driver was from Colorado Springs, and we just chatted up a storm! We had something of a poopiehead day at the Magic Kingdom (I'll detail it in a later Trip Report, once the pictures are downloaded) so it kinda wiped those problems off the map.

                            Simple, when you queue up, look to the front of the monorail. If there's no one up, looking as if to get on in the cab, request and see what's up!

                            I thought it was fun and a different perspective.

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