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    Question Disney's Monorail System...

    Hey all. *First Post*
    Just to be clear.. I'm not a real CM for disney.
    Well anyways, there is a rumor saying that the Disneyland Monorail track and trains are unique to DLR as opposed to different track sizes with different model trains and WDW and TDL. Is this true? If so, why? (Just curious).
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    Re: Disney's Monorail System...

    Yes--they're smaller. Still "full scale," just smaller. Think VW Bug vs. Ford Expedition.

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    Re: Disney's Monorail System...

    I see. Is there any reason as to why they're smaller? Perhaps since Disneyland is smaller than WDW?

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    Re: Disney's Monorail System...

    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyFreak10 View Post
    If so, why? (Just curious).
    Basically because WDWs was designed a decade later, they had a decade of new information to put into it. In WDW they built nearly everything bigger than DLR because they expected more crowds and planned greater capacity.

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    Re: Disney's Monorail System...

    Also, don't forget the Disneyland versions were very nearly prototypes themselves--they looked nothing like the Alweg version in Germany. They probably built them to a size that could accommodate a 6' tall person--the same way they designed the trains of the Disneyland Railroad. Once you had a door dimension, you could design everything else around that.

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    Re: Disney's Monorail System...

    Ah, I see. Sucks that Disneyland is sometimes overshadowed by WDW in situations like these. Growing up around disneyland makes me feel obligated to defend disneyland against those who like to argue that WDW is better.
    lol, again, thank you for the info.

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    Re: Disney's Monorail System...

    Rumor also has it that Disneyland is going to roll out with new monorails- any conformation, or just a silly rumor?

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    Re: Disney's Monorail System...

    Well, bigger isn't always necessarily better.

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    Re: Disney's Monorail System...

    Quote Originally Posted by DisneyFreak10 View Post
    Rumor also has it that Disneyland is going to roll out with new monorails- any conformation, or just a silly rumor?
    Since the monorails were rebuilt just a few years ago, I would doubt there are plans for brand new ones.

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    Re: Disney's Monorail System...

    Hm. >_>

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    Re: Disney's Monorail System...

    Planning to go to DLR later this year, sucks that BTMR is closed till october... I don't even know what they're doing with it...

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    Re: Disney's Monorail System...

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve DeGaetano View Post
    Since the monorails were rebuilt just a few years ago, I would doubt there are plans for brand new ones.
    It wouldn't hurt if they grabbed Mark V Purple's chassis (wherever it is) and build a 4th train. Green perhaps?

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    Re: Disney's Monorail System...

    Yeah, that would def. be cool. Or even Coral? I don't know if they have a coral alrady or not. It could be like the WDW monorail's brother I guess. ^^

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    Re: Disney's Monorail System...

    or even a (long needed) stop in DCA maybe at condor flats or Backlot Studios

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    Re: Disney's Monorail System...

    Quote Originally Posted by FormerDiz View Post
    It wouldn't hurt if they grabbed Mark V Purple's chassis (wherever it is) and build a 4th train. Green perhaps?
    Oh and as to where Marv V purple is- rcycled. Disneyland is now using Mark VII with the Mark V bottom to be able to ride on the DLR track smoothly.

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