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Old 02-13-2012, 05:15 PM   #1
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monorail is damaged....slow moving

We are at Disney now. The monorail was apparently damaged overnight because of low temps. Its slow moving between GF and MK but it is running. Allow some extra travel time! Disney is doing a great job though to keep everything up and running.
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Thanks for the update - I wonder what the low temperatures can do to the monorail? Hope it isn't impacting your trip!
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The discussion we have heard is the near freezing temps may have causes an expansion joint to contract enough to let it move out of position and make for a bumpy ride? Pure speculation so take it with a grain of salt, but it does seem somewhat logical.

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The discussion we have heard is the near freezing temps may have causes an expansion joint to contract enough to let it move out of position and make for a bumpy ride? Pure speculation so take it with a grain of salt, but it does seem somewhat logical.

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Seems strange as the temps there recently have not been bad. its 52 right now and its 3am
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Who knows for sure? Temperature-based expansion/contraction can, over time, cause concrete to crack and flake. Whether a joint is out of place, or there's the equivalent of a pothole on the beam, or it's something else entirely... Hey, my joints are getting a bit creakier when the weather changes, too. But then, I'm older than the Disneyland monorail.
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Thanks I didn't know that the temp could affect the monorail. Slow moving just ruins the fun of the monorail!
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When we were down a couple of weeks ago we stayed at BLT and the monorail loop from the Contemporary was shut down for the better part of one of the mornings. It was causing some craziness because they had to get extra buses to come pick people up @ The Contemporary. While we were waiting we talked with a transportation CM and he said that the whole system really needs to be replaced in the next few years. They are working on trying to figure out how to do that in the least amount of time.
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Who knows for sure? Temperature-based expansion/contraction can, over time, cause concrete to crack and flake. Whether a joint is out of place, or there's the equivalent of a pothole on the beam, or it's something else entirely... Hey, my joints are getting a bit creakier when the weather changes, too. But then, I'm older than the Disneyland monorail.

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Just rode the Monorail from GF to MK and it was business as usual, no slowdowns or bumps at all. Whatever it was has apparently been fixed.

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When we were down a couple of weeks ago we stayed at BLT and the monorail loop from the Contemporary was shut down for the better part of one of the mornings. It was causing some craziness because they had to get extra buses to come pick people up @ The Contemporary. While we were waiting we talked with a transportation CM and he said that the whole system really needs to be replaced in the next few years. They are working on trying to figure out how to do that in the least amount of time.

we were at BLT 3/12-3/15....they still had the Resort Monorails closed from 11-6 daily. This created all sorts of grief ....people were not happy and we had to add time to our travel.
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