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Disney World’s monorail system sustains damage

Disney World’s monorail system sustains damage

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Disney World’s monorail is one of the many ways to get around property, and it happens to be one of our favorites! However, it recently sustained damage.

Disney World’s Monorail

Credit: Monica

Disney World’s monorail system opened October 1, 1971 with the rest of Walt Disney World and quickly became a favorite of many! The monorail cruises above the Seven Seas Lagoon, offering Guests a spectacular view from this “Highway in the Sky.”

Offering access to Magic Kingdom, Epcot, the Transportation and Ticket Center, and several resorts, the monorail is a quick and efficient way to get around Walt Disney World (and far superior to most other transportation options).

Fun facts: The monorail system covers a vast 14 miles and can travel at up to 40 miles per hour!

Epcot Monorail

Credit: Monica

Guests have several options when using the monorail. There are three different tracks to get to different places around the Resort. Taking the Resort Monorail, Express Monorail, or Epcot Monorail depends on your plans for the day.

This Monorail takes Guests from the Transportation and Ticket Center directly to Epcot! Although this trip is slightly longer, it is still the most efficient way to get to Epcot from the Transportation and Ticket Center.

One of the best parts of the Epcot line is the fact that you travel through the park before stopping at the station. This provides a birds eye view of attractions like Cosmic Rewind and Moana Journey of Water.


Credit: Disney

Unfortunately, the Epcot line suffered a bit of damage recently. One of the support columns near the Seas with Nemo and Friends had some pretty significant cracks. A large piece of concrete was missing under the “212” sign.

Fortunately, Disney noticed the issue right away because they patched it up. This likely means there is no structural damage that would affect the integrity of the monorail. Thanks to @bioreconstruct for the photos.

Do you love to use Disney’s monorail? Let us know in the comments below and share this post with a friend.

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Sunday 16th of April 2023

The monorail must close and be fully inspected by neutral third party engineers. It is in danger of collapse just as in other bridge and highway construction in the US. I will not ride it again. Patches only hide the problem. There's a big problem here.

Judy k

Sunday 16th of April 2023

My father, when he was alive, loved the monorail. He had a horrible ankle issue and arthritis and it was unbearable for him to walk along. So we would try to stay in the Contemporary in Disney just so he could ride the monorail for a good part of his day when we vacationed at Disney World.

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