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Rumor New Monorails Coming Soon?

nace888

Well-Known Member
The only possible way to expand capacity *I* could think of, is to remove the center bench. You open the cabin and spread out the guests more evenly. Obviously height cannot be changed due to the Contemporary, Length of cars or trains cannot be changed as cars already have tight clearance on switches, and stations will need to be longer and Shop will need to be expanded to hold longer trains or longer cars. The center bench removal seems logical to me.

Disney obviously built the system initially with expansion in mind, but have kinda bit themselves in the rear as there's no way to expand anything now. Length, height, etc. It would take a WHOLE LOT of work to make longer trains even remotely fit on the system properly.
 

Naplesgolfer

Well-Known Member
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what is the general consensus at this point if any as to when the new monorails are in place. 4years? 5years?
 

monothingie

Skyliner Survivor
Premium Member
Considering this thread come from a rumor and has no basis in fact I would guess the 4th of never?
You don’t implement an automation system and conduct a 10 year refurb and paint job on the fleet if you're going to get rid of them in 4-5 years. These trains have at minimum another 10-15 years of life left.
 

nace888

Well-Known Member
You don’t implement an automation system and conduct a 10 year refurb and paint job on the fleet if you're going to get rid of them in 4-5 years. These trains have at minimum another 10-15 years of life left.
Who said it was a 10 year refurb?
 

Macca250

Well-Known Member
Not gonna lie, I've been watching the resort line monorails since I got down here yesterday and they've been looking really, really good.
Who let this guy in? Just FYI, any posts which do not, at a minimum, include at least one of the following will be deleted by a moderator:

1. A reference to Walt turning in his grave
2. Suggesting that Disney is destroying the resort by filling it with IP
3. A request for Bob Iger to leave the company immediately
4. Starting a petition for the Dreamcatcher to be reinstalled
5. Getting confused when you remember that Rapunzel’s Tower was constructed for restrooms
6. Sharing frustrations that FP+ has made the queue for Spaceship Earth longer than Space Mountain (thank the Phoenicians!)
7. Wondering why the Seven Dwarf’s Mine Train took longer to build than civilisation itself
8. Feeling disappointed that the Yeti is still broken and making demands for the ride to be demolished
9. Making a comment that Universal is better than Disney, yet failing to acknowledge that they can’t make rides without screens anymore and don’t recognise that Universal Studios Florida is as disjointed as Dinoland USA
10. Getting annoyed that Hollywood Studios doesn’t have a recognised icon within the park’s hub, but also feeling relieved that the big a$$ hat is gone
11. Hoping Bob Iger will leave the company immediately
12. Worrying about the moral implications of MagicBands and whether Disney knows when you take a whizz
 

trainplane3

Well-Known Member
Who let this guy in? Just FYI, any posts which do not, at a minimum, include at least one of the following will be deleted by a moderator:

1. A reference to Walt turning in his grave
2. Suggesting that Disney is destroying the resort by filling it with IP
3. A request for Bob Iger to leave the company immediately
4. Starting a petition for the Dreamcatcher to be reinstalled
5. Getting confused when you remember that Rapunzel’s Tower was constructed for restrooms
6. Sharing frustrations that FP+ has made the queue for Spaceship Earth longer than Space Mountain (thank the Phoenicians!)
7. Wondering why the Seven Dwarf’s Mine Train took longer to build than civilisation itself
8. Feeling disappointed that the Yeti is still broken and making demands for the ride to be demolished
9. Making a comment that Universal is better than Disney, yet failing to acknowledge that they can’t make rides without screens anymore and don’t recognise that Universal Studios Florida is as disjointed as Dinoland USA
10. Getting annoyed that Hollywood Studios doesn’t have a recognised icon within the park’s hub, but also feeling relieved that the big a$$ hat is gone
11. Hoping Bob Iger will leave the company immediately
12. Worrying about the moral implications of MagicBands and whether Disney knows when you take a whizz
:banghead:


:D
I was ready to make fun of them but I was pleasantly surprised. Time to see what they're like inside tomorrow.
 

Disone

Well-Known Member
No kidding... some folks post some pretty edgy photos too...
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lol. Here are the originals. These of Orange were taken June 22 2017. Orange still looks good but isn't quite as shiny now. And oddly not all the paint jobs have been standing up as well as Orange's as. Gold was photo graphed here September 2017. Imo, gold did not turn out as well as Orange. Today the stripe is fine on both but Orange base of white just gleams better. But in general the fleet does look better. I know some mechanical stuff are being done to them, that's clearly evident when you see them backstage (lime is back there now) in the maintenance bay, parts are missing and removed. But I don't know how much account work is actually being done and how long its intended to last.
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creathir

Monorail and PeopleMover Fanatic
Premium Member
lol. Here are the originals. These of Orange were taken June 22 2017. Orange still looks good but isn't quite as shiny now. And oddly not all the paint jobs have been standing up as well as Orange's as. Gold was photo graphed here September 2017. Imo, gold did not turn out as well as Orange. Today the stripe is fine on both but Orange base of white just gleams better. But in general the fleet does look better. I know some mechanical stuff are being done to them, that's clearly evident when you see them backstage (lime is back there now) in the maintenance bay, parts are missing and removed. But I don't know how much account work is actually being done and how long its intended to last.
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It’s interesting how some of them hold up better than others.

Being from Texas, I’m well aware of the power of the summer sun, I’m sure Florida’s is no different.

Or maybe it’s a different guy back in the painting booth, and it’s not as even of a technique between the different cast members.
 

Figment2005

Well-Known Member
It’s interesting how some of them hold up better than others.

Being from Texas, I’m well aware of the power of the summer sun, I’m sure Florida’s is no different.

Or maybe it’s a different guy back in the painting booth, and it’s not as even of a technique between the different cast members.
Or it could be one was clean and the other dirty.
 

Disone

Well-Known Member
Or it could be one was clean and the other dirty.
They both look great out of the shop. Orange has held up better. I'll try to take some pictures of orange today and gold today. It's not about whether or not one was clean and one was not. They were both clean and shiny when they came out of the shop. They both are now but oranges held it Shine better.
 

larryz

Can't 'Member Anything
Premium Member
Be sure to check out their new carpet replacement method. After all why replace the whole thing when only one tiny part was damaged.
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Looks like an access hatch recently recovered... not much you can do about those when the old cover finally peels off.

lol. Here are the originals. These of Orange were taken June 22 2017. Orange still looks good but isn't quite as shiny now. And oddly not all the paint jobs have been standing up as well as Orange's as. Gold was photo graphed here September 2017. Imo, gold did not turn out as well as Orange. Today the stripe is fine on both but Orange base of white just gleams better. But in general the fleet does look better. I know some mechanical stuff are being done to them, that's clearly evident when you see them backstage (lime is back there now) in the maintenance bay, parts are missing and removed. But I don't know how much account work is actually being done and how long its intended to last.
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Does this qualify as monorail pr0n?
 

geekza

Well-Known Member
Does this qualify as monorail pr0n?
Rule 43... ;)

Honestly, I think they look pretty great in this photos. I don't think the Gold color scheme holds up as well, since it has a very 1970's look to it that has fallen faaaar out of fashion. Then again, part of me is glad that they're at least making an attempt to keep a little bit of nostalgic design. I don't really know much about the design changes over the years, so aside from the actual vehicle updates since 1971, I don't really know how the paint schemes have changed.
 
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