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New Disneyland Mark VII Monorail

Post by acp » Dec Thu 20, 2007 7:02 pm

Just spotted this.. A few photos of the new Disneyland Mark VII Monorail cars being hoisted up onto the beamway:

http://www.mouseplanet.com/articles.php?art=dl071220av

Looks cool.

Also, an article from the LA Times:

http://travel.latimes.com/daily-deal-blog/?p=1147
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Post by coasterphil » Dec Thu 20, 2007 9:49 pm

I love the shape, but I'm not sold on the weird burgundy color. I should probably see how it works for the whole train before making a decision on that though.

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Post by js3901 » Dec Fri 21, 2007 1:15 am

coasterphil wrote:I love the shape, but I'm not sold on the weird burgundy color. I should probably see how it works for the whole train before making a decision on that though.
I could be wrong (and probably am) but I believe the original monorail was that burgandy color when it first opened. Then, they changed the trains to look alot more like the WDW trains (Mark V, I believe). Now they're going back to the roots with the retro look, yet still keeping to the present/future.
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Post by acp » Dec Fri 21, 2007 8:15 am

LaughingPlace has a time-lapse video of the entire monorail being hoisted up onto the beam and put into the maintenance building..

http://www.laughingplace.com/files/latest/20071220.wmv

That looks very cool.
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Post by Dr. Ravenscroft » Dec Fri 21, 2007 8:46 am

Figures I miss it by only a day or two. Man That does look so much better than the current ones, especially since they now have the stupid Year Of A Million Dreams paint scheme (they look exactly the same no red, green, or blue :evil: ). I can't wait to see what they look like in person though.........darn now I have to plan a trip again :lol:
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Post by Lion Sleeps Tonight » Dec Fri 21, 2007 9:07 am

Wow, looks really nice and sleek. I like the new colors scheme and the blue tinted windows.

Agreed, the current monorails with the festive streamers and things look so tacky.
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Post by danimal3114u » Dec Fri 21, 2007 10:54 am

Dig it mucho! I really like the new design. Thanks for the video ACP! I like the design a lot. It seems very new and updated, but still a perfect evolution of previous designs. It looks like they have been able to make the Monorail "cooler" (and I think you'd notice the change, even if you had not heard of it before seeing it) while still making it look quintessentially monorail.
I just saw the pictures of Mark I Monorail at Yesterland:
http://www.yesterland.com/monorail.html
It looks like they're definitely paying homage to the original, and in great form.

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Post by disneydreamer58 » Dec Fri 21, 2007 10:59 am

Cool video thanks for sharing it. I like the new design and color. Can't wait to ride it! I am planning a DL trip in June 2008 when I go to my nephews graduation out in Cali. Can't wait!!
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Post by G2-4T » Dec Fri 21, 2007 4:04 pm

Very cool, while I don't mind the current monorails the wrap job for Million Dreams just don't cut it for me. Now these look cool, retro-futuristic done right! Will be neat to see the whole train together and in action. Cruising over the subs - that should look great. More photos at:

http://darkbeer.smugmug.com/gallery/4027522#234423982
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Post by elizabethswann » Dec Mon 24, 2007 2:54 am

Ooh, it looks nice. I'd take those over the ones for the Million Dreams.

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Post by AKLRULZ » Dec Mon 24, 2007 10:48 pm

Dig it! I'd love to see the same style at WDW.
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Post by Cosmic Commando » Dec Wed 26, 2007 1:53 am

It seems like they've kept main body the same and just changed nose, but I love it, and color scheme too. They look just like the concept art I've seen. I can't wait to take a ride in the cab.
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Post by Dr. Ravenscroft » Dec Wed 26, 2007 8:52 am

Cosmic Commando wrote:It seems like they've kept main body the same and just changed nose, but I love it, and color scheme too. They look just like the concept art I've seen. I can't wait to take a ride in the cab.
And film it right? Just the thought of it coming into Tomorrowland station gives me goosebumps.
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Post by csquare77 » Dec Wed 26, 2007 2:40 pm

The new nose shape and color scheme look sharp.

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Post by holidaygeek » Dec Thu 27, 2007 10:42 am

I like it, it's awesome!!

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