"Disney Monorail" Disneyland Tip by machomikemd

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The disney monorail is both a means of transportation to and from disneyland to disney hotel and an attraction in itself. Operation of the monorail started in 1959 and since then it had quite a number of renovations and train upgrades. It has 2 stations in Disneyland, one in Tomorrowland, and another in the Downtown Disney district near the hotel. All passengers board at a single platform. Leaving Tomorrowland station, the monorail crosses the Disneyland Railroad and continues along Harbor Blvd. on the eastern edge of the park. Turning to enter Disney's California Adventure, it passes Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue! and the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. The track then crosses the "Golden Gate Bridge", the gateway to the California Adventure park. Passengers can see Disneyland on the right and the Disney's California Adventure on the left. The monorail then passes through Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa then makes a sharp curve to the right and enters the Downtown Disney station, which has a forest theme. The track is also covered with several jungle-themed canopies.

Downtown Disney station has one platform. After a five minute loading, the train leaves Downtown Disney and makes a short loop around the district before crossing above the esplanade between the two parks and heads back to Disneyland. Once inside the park, the monorail crosses the railroad again and goes into a series of sharp bends and curves around Tomorrowland. The tracks travel above the Submarine Lagoon and Autopia. The track actually crosses the lagoon four times. The track then curves around the Matterhorn Bobsleds, giving a view of Fantasyland, then turns left to reenter the Tomorrowland Station for alighting.

Address: 1313 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92802
Directions: 1313 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92802
Phone: (714) 781-4000
Website: http://disneyland.disney.go.com

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  • Updated Sep 25, 2008
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