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Disneyland Monorail

Pioneered as a transport system of the future, but now very much an icon of the Disney parks worldwide, the Disneyland monorail takes guests on a circular tour around the Disneyland district.

Its current path travels around both Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure, past Disney's Grand Californian Resort & Spa and through the Downtown Disney area.

There are two stops along the way, one of which is in Tomorrowland, near to the Submarine Lagoon. The other is located in Downtown Disney, notable by its forest theme due to its close proximity to the Rainforest Café.

A ride on the Disneyland Monorail offers some wonderful elevated views of many of the park's major attractions and themed lands.

Leaving Tomorrowland Station, the monorail crosses the Disneyland Railroad and goes along Harbor Blvd. Entering Disney's California Adventure, it passes by Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue! and the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, then crosses the "Golden Gate Bridge" at the Park's entrance. From there it travels through Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and into the Downtown Disney station. Once passengers are loaded it takes a run around Downtown Disney and travels back to Disneyland. Crossing the Disneyland Railroad once more it goes around Tomorrowland, above the Submarine Lagoon and autopia, past the Matterhorn Bobsleds and into the Tomorrowland Station.

At present, the monorail operates Mark V vehicles, each with a unique colour coding (Blue, Red, Purple) however each of these will be upgraded to the new Mark VII monorails, scheduled to complete in 2009.

About this Attraction

Location: Tomorrowland

Type: Monorail

Duration: 13 minutes for the round trip; 5 minutes one way.

Ride Capacity: Each train has five cars. Each car seats 27 passengers in the three middle cars and 32 in the two end cars.
When the Mark VII trains are in service there will be three trains operating - Red, Blue, and Orange.

Fastpass: No

Best time to visit: Anytime

Tips & Fun Facts

If you board the Monorail at Downtown Disney you'll be required to show a valid Park entry ticket and go through security.
Use the Disneyland® Monorail to take a break for lunch at the Downtown Disney® District. Make sure you get your hand stamped before leaving the Park.
Ask the Cast Member if you can sit up front in the driver's cab.

Opened June 14, 1959.
This monorail system was America's first single-rail transportation system.
The track is 2.5 miles long.
When originally built every mile of monorail track cost over a million dollars.
The original monorail was just a round trip attraction, with no stops, until 1961 when a stop was added at the Disneyland Hotel. The Hotel station underwent remodeling when Downtown Disney was built and the station is now referred to as the Downtown Disney Station.

Additional Information

Guests may remain in their wheelchair or Electric Convenience Vehicle to experience this attraction.
Wheelchair Access: Proceed to the elevator next to the Winner's Circle and go to the second floor, where a Cast Member will assist further.

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