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Old 11-01-2010, 03:59 PM   #16
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I would also bet on this being for upgrades. Maybe the front of train seat will be reinstated if they make safety changes and upgrades.

I would love to see the monorail extended to at least the other parks though (wishful thinking, I know)
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Smile monorail expansion

thanks guys for the replies!!! I will keep my ears (haha) to the ground on this one!!! I will update as soon as i know something!!! Hopefully I pray that his company gets the bid so we can live there for awhile and I can go to disney more often. and if any of you awesome people hear something let me know!! I cant wait for our next trip!!!!
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Expansion would be cost prohibitive. I think most of the cars in the present monorail system are past due for replacement, so it might be that plus safety upgrades
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Keep me posted. That would be great.
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Thanks for the info.
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Thanks for the info. I love the monorail.
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