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    Re: New Mark VII Monorail confirmed

    Looks awesome. Cant wait till its there!

    YES. I AM staring in the next Back to the Future. What? You dont believe me?

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    Re: New Mark VII Monorail confirmed

    I came across this just now:

    taken April 18,1988 .........

    just looking for some cool "bubble top" references.
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    Re: New Mark VII Monorail confirmed

    I still, at least at some point, the bubble top was definitely apart of the design. The only Disneyland Monorail model without the bubble is the Mark V. Al said "the trains will reintroduce their signature 1950's bubble-dome noses". But he never stated that it was only the nose. How is the nose itself signature without the bubble?

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    Re: New Mark VII Monorail confirmed

    I'm encouraged. I know there is a bit of the "concept car" in the look. The rendering is always more swoopy and the dimensions exagerated in the art than the actual vehicle will be, but I love how the color breaks are done and the headlights are retro great. I'll settle for this, but I still want a top bubble.

    In the big version of the photo, it looks like there are skylights high on the roof. And what looks to be metallic ribbing (might be just graphics) is a nice nod to 1959.

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    Re: New Mark VII Monorail confirmed

    If we analyze this picture:



    There is no spot for the driver in the front as the rendering suggests. There is only one place for the driver and that is the bubble top area. So there are 2 things that are going to happen.

    1. They get rid of drivers completely and do a computerized system which would be REALLY innovative since I dont think they have such a thing on this big of a monorail.
    2. They reintroduce the bubble top with the driver inside.

    Other then that I have no idea how they would have a driver inside the monorail. There is just no way around that with the same design which is one awesome design if I might add. Just add the bubble tops and make me happy.

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    Re: New Mark VII Monorail confirmed

    ^ possibly video camera mounted in the nose area with the driver seated looking at a screen anywhere in the vechicle.
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    Re: New Mark VII Monorail confirmed

    Quote Originally Posted by Disneyfreak
    1. They get rid of drivers completely and do a computerized system which would be REALLY innovative since I dont think they have such a thing on this big of a monorail.
    Not quite. Computer driven monorails are operating all over the world. The new Las Vegas Monorail is computer controlled. As is the one at Newark-Liberty Airport.

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    Re: New Mark VII Monorail confirmed

    Well... why couldn't the driver be sitting where he does now?? Just because the "concept" illustration shows a group of people sitting in there doesn't mean thats not where the pilot sits. Thats just a drawing, folks. Undoubtedly lots will change between that and what finally rolls down the beamway.

    And I, for one, certainly hope there's still a driver sitting in those things! Those trains are powerful... its not like the lightweight peoplemover cars.

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    Re: New Mark VII Monorail confirmed

    Quote Originally Posted by lazyboy97O
    Not quite. Computer driven monorails are operating all over the world. The new Las Vegas Monorail is computer controlled. As is the one at Newark-Liberty Airport.
    Yes but they are not as large as these.

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    Re: New Mark VII Monorail confirmed

    how many trains do they run? might be difficult to have an automated system.. I don't know. I rode the monorail in july and it was jerky and uncomfortable to me but then I am used to WDW's. I hope this one has a smoother ride.

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    Re: New Mark VII Monorail confirmed

    Quote Originally Posted by Cmash95
    how many trains do they run?
    Up to 3 .. with the fourth stashed away in the roundhouse as a back-up.
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    Re: New Mark VII Monorail confirmed

    Quote Originally Posted by Disneyfreak
    Yes but they are not as large as these.
    What do you mean by not as large? The M-VI in Las Vegas is physically larger than the DL monorails, they are about the same size as WDW's. The Las vegas route operates 7 stations over a much greater distance.

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    Re: New Mark VII Monorail confirmed

    Quote Originally Posted by Escapé
    Up to 3 .. with the fourth stashed away in the roundhouse as a back-up.
    I haven't seen Disneyland run more than 2 trains in quite a few years.

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    Re: New Mark VII Monorail confirmed

    Quote Originally Posted by Gemini Cricket
    Cool pic, but who's driving?
    I believe with the new Monorails, you just need to sit up front and just point in the direction you want to go.

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    Re: New Mark VII Monorail confirmed

    Quote Originally Posted by FormerDiz
    I haven't seen Disneyland run more than 2 trains in quite a few years.
    That is because they only have three trains now and one is always in repair. When they did have four trains it was Pressler/Harriss policy of running rides until they die so two were probably in repair while the the other two sulked around the park.

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