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Disney World’s Monorail Gets a New Look

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If there is one thing Disney does right, it is free transportation. Now, one may argue it’s not free with the price of tickets, BUT- nevertheless, visiting the Parks is a valuable perk. Disney offers buses from each Park to the others, including the Disney Resorts and the Skyliner, and Monorail. The Skyliner is the newest addition which opened in September 2019, giving Guests access to Hollywood Studios and EPCOT via “air” and some Disney Resorts.

The Walt Disney World monorail is much older than that, opening in 1971. Bob Gurr, featured in the TikTok below, had a helping hand in creating the monorail. He “based the design of the Walt Disney World Monorail System on the original monorails at Disneyland Resort while giving it an updated look.” Disney details.

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Since the debut of the monorail, the trains have carried an average of 16 million passengers annually, according to Disney Parks Blog. Now, Disney World’s monorail is fashioning a new look.

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Monorail Updates

The white train cars are the best non-attraction Disney World offers. While they may be a bit dated in detail, it is still a part of your Disney World experience. Inside the Magic reports that, recently, Disney began working at the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC), updating the monorail sign. This location acts as a hub, allowing Guests to get to various locations. Images of the sign can be seen here. With new lighting and bold blue and white colors, the newest signage isn’t hard to miss.

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With new updates always come other exciting tricks Disney has up their sleeves. Maybe we’ll get rethemed monorail cars? Maybe a new stop? Who knows! The options are always endless at the most magical place on earth!

About Sarahfina LoFaso

Sarahfina is an author, and adjunct professor with a passion for writing and of course, all things Disney! Cinderella is her favorite princess and movie, both the animated and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 1997 version. In close second place is Hercules, tied with Saving Mr. Banks. Sarahfina enjoys writing about the history of Walt Disney and all the parks, along with food, dining, and resorts. Her favorite ride is the Tower of Terror, and her favorite restaurant right now is the San Angel Inn, in EPCOT. Most importantly, her must-have snack every Disney trip is the controversial turkey leg, because it reminds her of her family trips as a kid with her grandparents.