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New Addition to Disney World Monorail

26 July 2010 3 Comments

The first Monorail track addition project since 1982 is about to commence in Walt Disney World.

While this won’t be the massive expansion everyone’s been hoping for, it may lay the foundation for a wider expansion in the future. According to Monorails.org:

A new switch will be added near the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC) which will accomodate a new spur line. With that side track, monorail operations will be able to keep a work tractor in a much more central location, ready for events on either the Bay Lake loops or the EPCOT loop.

The potential time savings created by the new side track, which could accommodate an extra parked express train during the slow periods of the day, could be enormous. Time could also be saved as trains need minor maintenance — this track would offer a good location for quick fixes and would keep technicians from having to send monorails back to the base.

[This] may be a useful modern day beam-building experiment that could lead to a ‘all points’ property-wide system, one similar to what Walt Disney outlined shortly before his death in 1966.

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  • lovee said:

    i will like to join becaues i a good a actor sometimes i’am not and be silly but i;am great

  • Bruce G said:

    ” Time could also be saved as trains need minor maintenance — this track would offer a good location for quick fixes and would keep technicians from having to send monorails back to the base” we were down two weeks ago and they shut down the Monorails twice in three days because of problems. Maybe this will help with that also.
    I wonder if this will also lead to a new track out to the proposed train station?

  • Zane Figg (author) said:

    Good point, Bruce. They’ve been having some serious issues with Monorail maintenance lately. I’d be really intrigued to hear if this new track had something to do with the train station — or the light rail.

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