Did you know this week’s Tiggerific Tuesday Disney Trivia about the Walt Disney World Monorail?
Check out these 5 fun facts about the monorail system at Walt Disney World Resort:
- Only 3 monorails were in operation on Opening Day of Walt Disney World Resort in 1971: Orange, Green, and Gold. (I would have chosen traditional Mickey colors of red, black, and “Mickey yellow,” if I were in charge of that, but I was only 4 days old, and no one asked me. LOL!)
- Approximately 50 million people use the Walt Disney World monorail each year, making it the busiest monorail system in the world.
- Each monorail train has 8 electric motors, driven by 113 horsepower and 600 volts of DC power.
- There are currently 15 miles of monorail track at Walt Disney World Resort.
- The track has not been expanded since the opening of Epcot in 1982. Rumors speculate expansion is cost-prohibitive at $1,000,000.00 per mile. That’s only partially true! Yes, the cost does indeed prohibit track expansion, but it would likely run closer to $50 million (cost of San Paolo, Brazil’s new monorail) – $150 million (cost of Las Vegas 2004 monorail) per mile to build!
5 Fun Facts about the Walt Disney World Monorail System at this week\’s #DisneyTrivia!
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