The Disneyland Monorail is one of those icons that people of all ages love and remember about the park. Between the Disneyland Monorail and the Disneyland Railroad, both are part of the visual memories etched in the minds of all who visit this magical place. Most people know that Walt Disney was a big fan of railroads and trains. What is also interesting to know about Walt is that he loved the future and ideas that that could help improve the human experience. The Disneyland Monorail was one of Walts legacies. The monorail was one a project that was meant to be a vision of future transportation and was truly seen as something from the future.
Some Fun Facts About The Disneyland Monorail
The unmistakable horn is a Grover 1056 horn. That horn is hello to visitors, warning for birds that occasionally land on the tracks, and when departing or entering loading stations. The ride around the 2.5 mile track takes just over 10 minutes and travels at 30 mph. The cars have gone through multiple versions and upgrades along with different paint jobs as well. The Disneyland Monorail actually picks up and drops off guests from the Disneyland Hotel and riders must have a park admission paid for in order to ride. 6 DC electric motors power the train and the power is distributed by across all 6 cars not just the lead train car like traditional trains. The Disneyland Monorail was the first daily operating monorail in the Western Hemisphere and the first operating model created in the United States.
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