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    Rerouting the Monorail - how would you do it?

    If you were given the task to reroute the Monorail track, how would you do it? Would you make modifications such as adding stations? Would it serve other facilities like the parking lots? Discuss!

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    Re: Rerouting the Monorail - how would you do it?

    For me it is utilitarian. How I reroute it depends on why I was asked to do so.
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    Re: Rerouting the Monorail - how would you do it?

    Is your question really "how would you reroute the Monorail?" or actually "should the Monorail make stops at the parking structure, the hotels, Paradise Pier and maybe AGW?"...

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    Re: Rerouting the Monorail - how would you do it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mojave View Post
    Is your question really "how would you reroute the Monorail?" or actually "should the Monorail make stops at the parking structure, the hotels, Paradise Pier and maybe AGW?"...
    Unless they sell tickets/screen tickets at each location that would be a NIGHTMARE... even if they did people would still be confused.
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    Re: Rerouting the Monorail - how would you do it?

    Quote Originally Posted by techskip View Post
    Unless they sell tickets/screen tickets at each location that would be a NIGHTMARE... even if they did people would still be confused.
    Agreed! We've had this discussion a billion times (or more even - I can't count that high) and the always comes down to a problem of a ticketing nighmare. Hence the clarification I asked of the OP.
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    Re: Rerouting the Monorail - how would you do it?

    I agree it would be a logistical nightmare...but it would be nice to have that transportation option.
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    Re: Rerouting the Monorail - how would you do it?

    Just a from a pure daydreaming standpoint here, I think it'd be cool for the 'rail to go thru the Matterhorn via the same ports that the Skyway once used. While we're at it, ditch the twists and turns past IASW and have it run the same path as the Peoplemover once did.

    Maybe even extend the track to see a little more of the park.
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    Re: Rerouting the Monorail - how would you do it?

    I had an extensive plan for my idea. It is located here... but alas, just a well thoughout dream I suppose...

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    Re: Rerouting the Monorail - how would you do it?

    Nothing, it is fine the way it is. Only thing I would do is have it go behind the Monsters Inc building then connect to the original track prior to crossing the bridge over the entrance.

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    Re: Rerouting the Monorail - how would you do it?

    I would add a station at(or near) the mickey and friends parking structure, a station at(or near) dca, a station inbetween disneyland hotel and paradise pier hotels, a station at or near anaheim garden walk.

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    Re: Rerouting the Monorail - how would you do it?

    They Should do this.


    Yellow Lines are the stations, and basically, you would only have to check tickets on the red line that goes into the park. Also, bigger monorails like those at WDW could be used on the new orange line as it does not have the tight turns in the park. This plan (along with the new parking structures) would eliminate satellite parking lots, and the need for trams. The station between the gates would serve as a Californian version of the TTC from Florida where you can get onto a monorail to the park, resort, DD or the parking lot. Basically you could get anywhere with one transfer here or none at all. Also notice this gives DD (or NOS) room to expand. Oh yea, the lot labeled "3rd Gate Parking would actually be Cast Member Parking.

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    Re: Rerouting the Monorail - how would you do it?

    TrevorD as impressive as that is I would be worried about train capacity, if the beam can hold the larger monorails safely, and the complexity of the overlaps. Plus if a train breaks down in the overlap it effectively takes out two systems! It looks amazing, but it worries me.
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    Re: Rerouting the Monorail - how would you do it?

    Oh! My super expensive program would actually see a new track run parallel to the existing one to house the larger monorails while the smaller current one is extended. It just got to mucked up if I drew the thick lines beside each other all over. Really, the current track would just be rerouted ti skip DD and go to the resorts and back, but the new track parallel it would be all new and designed for the bigger trains and would head to the parking lots.

    This way, only resort people with their passes need park tickets, while anyone can get from the esplanade to the parking lots to DD.

    In addition, the only time a monorail would have to go over top of another would be between DD and the proposed DD parking lot. The Monorail would need to be raised to cross the street here anyway. (which I realize is another problem but definitely one Disney could deal with) There the orange train would just pass under the raised beam way.

    Aha, this post keeps growing, sorry, I grew up on the Atari Forums and double posting was punishable by having a finger removed. To further address the capacity issue, having more "blocks" created by the stations would mean more trains could be added as the system became used more to replace the trams.

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    Re: Rerouting the Monorail - how would you do it?

    No monorail expansion plan at Disneyland would be financially viable. Everything is so close together that other forms of transportation would win out before the thought of a monorail expansion would even be considered. This is why, at WDW, the monorail was not extended to service DHS and DAK. Disney primarily provides bus transportation to and from these locations.

    That said, if the Disneyland Monorail were to be extended, it shouldn't be by much. Here is what I would propose in order for the system to work in a practical way.

    1. Extend the beamway past the Lego store to go straight into the Disneyland Hotel, building a new Disneyland Hotel Station on the west side of the formerly named Sierra tower. This eliminates the need for the current DTD station.

    2. Proceeding out of the new Disneyland Hotel Station, the beamway reconnects to the existing track over Disneyland Drive.

    3. Build a new station in the west esplanade tram loading area adjacent to the back of Indy. This station would service both park entrances, DTD and also give park guests a transfer point to ride the M&F tram.

    4. Or... Instead of #3, build a station inside the GCH courtyard.

    Of course, any expansion to the current monorail system would mean increased ridership. I don't think the Mark VIIs can efficiently handle much more than what they currently go through on a daily basis.

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    Re: Rerouting the Monorail - how would you do it?

    My plan would require Disneyland Hotel and Paradise Pier Hotel to be completely destroyed and rebuilt.


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