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Old 01-24-2012, 07:50 AM   #1
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No More Monorail?

Please tell me if this rumor is true. Is Disney shutting down the monorail?
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:22 AM   #2
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I don't think so. I'm not sure if it is still the case, but I know last year they shut down one of the loops for maintenance. I have not read or heard anything about a permanent shut down though.
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Oh my, I hope not. That would be so sad!
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The monorail is too iconic for Disney to shut down permanently, IMHO. They are, however, reducing the hours of operation. (It will allow them to do more maintenance and to give the system a "rest.")

It no longer runs the entire length of evening Extra Magic Hours, for example. Guests have to take alternative transportation after it closes down for the night.
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Since the explanation for the service reductions is maintenance, I don't think they intend to shut it down anytime soon. At some point, though, they'll have to decide whether to do a full replacement of the beams and power distribution system - highways and highway bridges wear out, and "highways in the sky" also wear out. Eventually they'll have to decide whether to replace significant parts of the system, or do something different, but that's probably quite a while from now.
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I hope they don't shut them down - they are too iconic and special!
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The service reductions happened around six months ago. There's no indication of any additional changes. Everything else is speculation.
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I will never believe that the Monorail would be shut down forever. It has been a part of Disney for to long. Maybe for Maintenance Purposes Only. The Monorail is part of Disney History!!!!.
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Didn't Disney just put new cars on? Different colors & names? If so, why would they close it?
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Because they can sell the trains for good money on eBay?

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My godchild and my best friend would be devastated if they closed the monorail. And I'm guessing so would I
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Because they can sell the trains for good money on eBay?

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"I'd be happier if you told me that you'd shrunk the train!"
"But it's so cool, and it came with two sections of beam!"


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I hope not! I ride the monorail for one reason: "Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas" I have no clue why - but this is WDW to me!
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Because they can sell the trains for good money on eBay?

"Honey, I Bought the Train!"
"I'd be happier if you told me that you'd shrunk the train!"
"But it's so cool, and it came with two sections of beam!"


OMG! Too funny...but there is probably someone out there who would buy it!
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