I agree it would be a logistical nightmare...but it would be nice to have that transportation option.
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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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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.
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.
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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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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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.