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    ***un-official Disney Monorail Thread***

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    "What's it called?"
    "Monorail!"
    "How do you say it?"
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    Thanx for the info. I just wish they would refurb or get new ones. The monorails at WDW are starting to look really, really rough!!!!!
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    how often has martketing took over the monorail????

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    Weirdest monorail question ever

    Ok, this is odd, but for my retirement job, I would love to be a monorail pilot. [I would have to make some suggestions for uniform changes first, but that is the easy part. The first is actually making it to retirement!]

    Anyone know how to achieve this lofty goal? Is there a monorail license I should get now and accumulate hours on my local monorail simulator?

    Should I just memorize all the facts you posted and practice answering them with a smile?

    Are there any pilots on here, or any CMs who know what to do?

    Serious [but with 20 years to go],
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    Their is a certification for pioloting the monorail.. Though i dont know what it is....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyKyle
    Thanx for the info. I just wish they would refurb or get new ones. The monorails at WDW are starting to look really, really rough!!!!!
    Well. with the cost of new trains. I think thease will be around for a while. They're not that bad looking.


    Quote Originally Posted by figment1986
    how often has martketing took over the monorail????
    Everyday. If you watch every Disney planing video. they always have a shot somewhere with a monorail in it. The WDW monorail is reconised all over the world. It is more associeated with Disney then Mickey Mouse.

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    Even though I work at Walt Disney World, I never feel like I am actually at Walt Disney World until I see a monorail come by on my way to work. It's a good thing I work in a monorail based hotel. Passing under the World Drive Arch proclaiming Walt Disney World, passing by the Earful Tower or Dolphin Hotel does nothing to say I am at Disney. Even passing through the Magic Kingdom toll plaza doesn't do it. Just seeing a monorail gliding by on the track tells me I am finally at Disney World.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ti2gr
    Even though I work at Walt Disney World, I never feel like I am actually at Walt Disney World until I see a monorail come by on my way to work. It's a good thing I work in a monorail based hotel. Passing under the World Drive Arch proclaiming Walt Disney World, passing by the Earful Tower or Dolphin Hotel does nothing to say I am at Disney. Even passing through the Magic Kingdom toll plaza doesn't do it. Just seeing a monorail gliding by on the track tells me I am finally at Disney World.

    I know what you mean. My father retired from WDW and we always went in the back lot down 'Monorail Way' and it never really hit me that we were at Disney until we past the monorail shop.

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    Monorail Rider,
    When your Dad worked at WDW, did he ever tell you what they would do with the retired vehicles? One day years ago, (after the new models came out, after very publicized fire) my brother and I found what for a lack of better words was the industrial dumping ground for the monorails. I will find the negs and post the images in a couple of days. When I first saw the cars I thought they were in storage, ala the mothballed jets in the Mojave or Phoenix. Only after I looked through my camera lens dis I realize what was going on. Was hard to imagine, especially now considering how auction valuable those vehicles might have been.

    I miss the days of being able to park at CR, ride the monorail into the park, then easily walking back to my car at the end of the day. Beat the crowds going back by walking. Now they fenced in the entire parking lot, and you wind up walking real far at either the start or at the end, so now it is not as fun. But you can still park at GF guest parking lot (if the security eye/camera) opens the gate remotely for you. Yes it is a couple 100 yard walk, but it is fun to do with the kids now and then.

    Mark

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    ^^ No my father was a painter. He didnt work on the monorails or anything.

    I have however seen pics of the "dumping grounds" you speak of.

    Here is a link to some pics from the monorail society.
    http://photos.groups.yahoo.com/group...ase.yahoo.com/

    and here is another link of soem really cool pics fromt he same site.

    http://photos.groups.yahoo.com/group...ase.yahoo.com/

    BTW. does anyone know where I can get media photos and/or video of the fire?

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    Cough... (not many of us are members and may take about a week to join..)..cough

    I wonder why they kept 2 monorails in storage then take red and make it into chunks.. while selling only 2 to the las vegas oriinal line long time ago.... which have since been retired....

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    I pushed rails back in 1977. There were no computers (other than MAPO emergency stop). We left the station based on being able to see where the monorail ahead of you was located or seeing it enter or leave a station. We did the safety and station spiels live. At that time the doors opened like car doors so if you got a door open warning you would creep onto the platform with a railie standing at the edge of the platform to shut the door if it was really open (rather than ajar).

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    Quote Originally Posted by figment1986
    Cough... (not many of us are members and may take about a week to join..)..cough

    I wonder why they kept 2 monorails in storage then take red and make it into chunks.. while selling only 2 to the las vegas oriinal line long time ago.... which have since been retired....


    Sorry. didnt realise it was a member only thing. I have been a member for a while and just noticed the pics.

    I can post a few if you like?

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    Aren't the stations at TTc & MK & Epcot desiogned with auto gates inmind..
    (which are being implimented now finally)


    any secrets of the stations..

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