• Welcome to the WDWMAGIC.COM Forums!
    Please take a look around, and feel free to sign up and join the community.You can use your Twitter or Facebook account to sign up, or register directly.

Rumor New Monorails Coming Soon?

nace888

Well-Known Member
Y'all are such creative discussers, LOL! I will say though, the trains have been getting their much needed TLC, last I recall and heard... No telling which is next though. Either way, I'm ALL for supporting new trains and whatnot, but unless Disney decided to play secret, we all know for sure that those trains would be posted etc etc etc. I know I'd made jokes about it, but it's just what it is...

IF there's new trains in the works, and Disney DOES want to play secret secret, you still have to consider purchase options, design options, length of build time, which then feeds what they're doing to the current fleet now...

If new trains are to be a thing (and I'm not saying they are or aren't (though I wish they were)), there's a fair amount of work to go into getting those new trains, which means they're sprucing up the current fleet to handle the next few years... That's of course, if it's a thing... I know some things, but don't quote me on THIS information.

Back to what I said though, if there's new trains, my opinion is an updated version of the paint scheme!! :hilarious::hilarious::hilarious::hilarious::hilarious:
 

Brad Bishop

Well-Known Member
Advertisement
Just adding...Driving Sucks in ATL. Love the city...hate the traffic. I would move back in a second if I could guarantee that I wouldn't have a 2 hour commute to live anywhere affordable.
Yes it does. I used to live outside of Atlanta and wouldn't mind a 20min trek to the park to hike with my dog. I now life at Atlantic Station and if I don't get up early, I know that I'm faced with just getting out of town and then just getting back into town. Atlanta also got a 1¢ sales tax increase for improvement of roads. No need to audit where the money is going now, the man on the street tells me he'll gladly give 1¢ over to make the roads better (because he's too stupid to realize that it's 1% tax on top of all of the other 1% taxes we have - UGH).

Anyway, they're doing "studies" now on the roads with no changes in sight. Also, they're encouraging people to bike/use other transportation (which doesn't work) by removing lanes / replacing them with bike lanes/side walks. They did this in California. It's called a street diet or traffic diet or some such nonsense.

WAY off topic from the monorails but, to be fair, nothing is happening there, either, other than rumors of contracts and whatnot for a fleet that should have been replaced 10 years back.... doesn't affect tickets, though.
 

JoeCamel

Well-Known Member
Y'all are such creative discussers, LOL! I will say though, the trains have been getting their much needed TLC, last I recall and heard... No telling which is next though. Either way, I'm ALL for supporting new trains and whatnot, but unless Disney decided to play secret, we all know for sure that those trains would be posted etc etc etc. I know I'd made jokes about it, but it's just what it is...

IF there's new trains in the works, and Disney DOES want to play secret secret, you still have to consider purchase options, design options, length of build time, which then feeds what they're doing to the current fleet now...

If new trains are to be a thing (and I'm not saying they are or aren't (though I wish they were)), there's a fair amount of work to go into getting those new trains, which means they're sprucing up the current fleet to handle the next few years... That's of course, if it's a thing... I know some things, but don't quote me on THIS information.

Back to what I said though, if there's new trains, my opinion is an updated version of the paint scheme!! :hilarious::hilarious::hilarious::hilarious::hilarious:
Nothing wrong with the paint or the design of the cars. It is iconic but the hardware does need updating.
 

monothingie

Skyliner Survivor
Premium Member
In the Parks
No
So I went to the MK twice today on the monorail and noticed that they are now playing background music over the speakers inside the cabs. I was on Peach both times. It’s very low volume but it was themed just like the resort buses.


Also just passed by the monorail shop Lime looks like it is almost done with NO blue deltas.
 

ParksAndPixels

Well-Known Member
So I went to the MK twice today on the monorail and noticed that they are now playing background music over the speakers inside the cabs. I was on Peach both times. It’s very low volume but it was themed just like the resort buses.


Also just passed by the monorail shop Lime looks like it is almost done with NO blue deltas.
I’d had been a while before my most recent monorail ride (buses direct to parks). I was shocked at how bad the audio cue delays played. I knew it was a “thing” on here but wow! Hoping that can be addressed soon.
 

monothingie

Skyliner Survivor
Premium Member
In the Parks
No
I’d had been a while before my most recent monorail ride (buses direct to parks). I was shocked at how bad the audio cue delays played. I knew it was a “thing” on here but wow! Hoping that can be addressed soon.
So it was strange in that spiels and PA were at normal level, however the background music was very low. I had a relatively empty car and initially thought it was coming from outside the monorail, but I put my ear to the speaker and hear it play.
 

rmwebs

Active Member
Pretty sure the speakers on most of the cabs are shot, combined with the awful cues just makes it all a tad sad to listen to.

Y'all are such creative discussers, LOL! I will say though, the trains have been getting their much needed TLC, last I recall and heard... No telling which is next though.
Sadly its almost all cosmetic. The hardware is just in an awful state, and given parts are sparse it just means things will get worse. Even if they do manage to do some hardware upgrades, we've still got the god awful bumpy start-stop automation disaster running the show.
 

Rodan75

Well-Known Member
The audio cues with the monorails got messed up with the new automation system, I believe. As for the jerkiness, it's being worked on, last I heard.
When we were there over the summer, the jerkiness in the automation was dramatically less than the year before, I would even say it was smoother than the last few years of actual piloted trains. But they had rampant door issues.
 

Figment2005

Well-Known Member
When we were there over the summer, the jerkiness in the automation was dramatically less than the year before, I would even say it was smoother than the last few years of actual piloted trains. But they had rampant door issues.
A good rule of thumb is if the stop in the station is smooth, then the pilot is in control. I would say it's about a 60/40 split with automatic/manual control now. It's up to the drivers for the most part on what they want to participate in.
 

MisterPenguin

President of Animal Kingdom
Premium Member
So, took the TTC monorail to MK and there was a man in an ECV in our car. When we arrived we slipped out quickly because he had to wait for the ramp. Only... he didn't. Since you exit the same way you get in, he had to back out. And he forgot to wait for the ramp.

As we rounded the railing and was heading down the exit ramp, we heard a big crash. Looked back and he was on his back and had hit his head and the ECV was also on its back.

And that's what happens when your exit isn't flush with the vehicle and you don't tie down their ECV like on a bus and you make people back out of the way they came in and can't see that there's a drop and they forget they have to wait for a ramp.

Don't know his status, there was a crowd around him and a CM on a walkie talkie, so, we just cleared out.

Really hope the new monorails are flush.
 

ParksAndPixels

Well-Known Member
So, took the TTC monorail to MK and there was a man in an ECV in our car. When we arrived we slipped out quickly because he had to wait for the ramp. Only... he didn't. Since you exit the same way you get in, he had to back out. And he forgot to wait for the ramp.

As we rounded the railing and was heading down the exit ramp, we heard a big crash. Looked back and he was on his back and had hit his head and the ECV was also on its back.

And that's what happens when your exit isn't flush with the vehicle and you don't tie down their ECV like on a bus and you make people back out of the way they came in and can't see that there's a drop and they forget they have to wait for a ramp.

Don't know his status, there was a crowd around him and a CM on a walkie talkie, so, we just cleared out.

Really hope the new monorails are flush.
Hopefully wasn’t hurt too bad.
 

nace888

Well-Known Member
So, took the TTC monorail to MK and there was a man in an ECV in our car. When we arrived we slipped out quickly because he had to wait for the ramp. Only... he didn't. Since you exit the same way you get in, he had to back out. And he forgot to wait for the ramp.

As we rounded the railing and was heading down the exit ramp, we heard a big crash. Looked back and he was on his back and had hit his head and the ECV was also on its back.

And that's what happens when your exit isn't flush with the vehicle and you don't tie down their ECV like on a bus and you make people back out of the way they came in and can't see that there's a drop and they forget they have to wait for a ramp.

Don't know his status, there was a crowd around him and a CM on a walkie talkie, so, we just cleared out.

Really hope the new monorails are flush.
Had something similar happen when I was there last year, I had to hold a train there to take care of the issue. Sad thing was, he had the ramp. I have doubts that the trains will be flushed, if they are, they will have to raise the platform or lower the beam which will take some work. Either that, or maybe they could look into creating a slightly curved floor to make up the two inches on either side. It would be nice to see something like that.
 

lazyboy97o

Well-Known Member
Had something similar happen when I was there last year, I had to hold a train there to take care of the issue. Sad thing was, he had the ramp. I have doubts that the trains will be flushed, if they are, they will have to raise the platform or lower the beam which will take some work. Either that, or maybe they could look into creating a slightly curved floor to make up the two inches on either side. It would be nice to see something like that.
There are local, state and federal limits on the cross slope of walkways. The entire platform would have to be raised or some sort of automated ramp installed.
 
Top Bottom