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News Monorail Red in motion with guests on board and doors open

msg7

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What if they went with a company that we necessarily haven’t thought about?
Was just thinking about this. I think this is viable. While I respect what everyone is saying about the 200 being a likely choice, I have a gut feeling that WDI will design a new monorail from scratch. Think about it, every monorail that Disney has created so far was custom designed by them. No "off the shelf models."
 

Sirwalterraleigh

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I'm no transportation expert but I imagine that they would be able to size the underside of the train to the beam accordingly.

Question to everyone: Do you guys think they'll use an existing monorail design (Innovia 300) or design the Mark VIII from scratch? I was watching Mickey Views (a pretty good Disney Parks youtube channel), Brayden, the host, suggested that they just re-do the interior and exteriors of the passenger cabins similar to Disneyland's Mark Viis while keeping the same passenger car and get new cab cars. Thoughts?
No no...what about when they have to replace the tracks?

A private company who's stock obsessed replacing a circuit that's roughly 15 miles long and eating that cost...

And i know someone who works for an engineering company who does primarily transportation...


My point is it's a lot more longterm than replacing the trains. The practical plan is not really for disney to replace the monorails.
 

the.dreamfinder

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I'm not that familiar with the DLR monorail upgrades but, in the video he said that they re-designed and remodeled the lead cars. Back to the 200's though, personally, I'm not a fan of the nose. I think that Disney should stick with the classic lear jet nose. Also, would Disney change the seating arrangement?
As @lazyboy97o could tell you best, the Mark VII monorails were something of a sh-tshow.
 

Rteetz

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Was just thinking about this. I think this is viable. While I respect what everyone is saying about the 200 being a likely choice, I have a gut feeling that WDI will design a new monorail from scratch. Think about it, every monorail that Disney has created so far was custom designed by them. No "off the shelf models."
I’m thinking about a major company that I haven’t seen named here yet.
 

the.dreamfinder

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I’m thinking about a major company that I haven’t seen named here yet.
Going through the list of possible partners.

Named
Siemens (Shanghai Maglev)
Bombardier (Legacy WED-Alweg System)

Not Named
Alstom
Hitatchi Monorail (Tokyo Disney Resort Line)
Intamin (Moscow and Shenzhen)
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
 

lazyboy97o

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Honestly the doors and the flush loading should be a huge priority, plus opening up both sides of the car to allow for more scooters and strollers.. The 200 series solves these both. I hope new trains and not a rebuild is in order.
The INNOVIA 200 was formerly branded as the M-VI, because it was based on the Mark VI designed by WED Transportation Systems. There is really no reasons those upgrades could not be made to the existing trains.

I'm not that familiar with the DLR monorail upgrades but, in the video he said that they re-designed and remodeled the lead cars. Back to the 200's though, personally, I'm not a fan of the nose. I think that Disney should stick with the classic lear jet nose. Also, would Disney change the seating arrangement?
The Mark VIIs have a different nose than the Mark Vs but otherwise reused the Mark V body. The Mark VII also reused the Mark III chasis. Disneyland has not received an entirely new set of trains since before Walt Disney World opened.

What if they went with a company that we necessarily haven’t thought about?
That doesn’t sound good.
 
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