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Disney Pimps its Ride: First New Monorail Car in 20 Years


Though most of the changes appear cosmetic, Disneyland unveiled the first new monorail car in 20 years yesterday, hoisting it from a flatbed truck onto the track in Anaheim.

Honestly, for two decades to have gone by, I would have expected a bit more, but I suppose they're going with the philosophy that you don't screw with a classic.

(via boingboing)

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  1. cool I normally don't think of you Andy when I go looking for my daily disney gossip.

    Posted by: Travis | Dec 21, 2007 11:38:55 AM

  2. A giant vibrator with wings! Yay!

    Posted by: Jimmy | Dec 21, 2007 11:50:48 AM

  3. will homer drive it?

    Posted by: miKEM | Dec 21, 2007 12:08:27 PM

  4. That looks so much like the original monorail design sketched by a Disney engineer back in 1950s. The history channel just did a program on the "Secrets of Disney" or similiar and there was a segment on the monorails of both parks. I love subways to this day because of my waiting for the monorail to come into the Contemporary Resort where I once stayed as a kid. The flashing lights in the DC Metro are enough to give me an echo of that same excited feeling.

    Posted by: Derek | Dec 21, 2007 12:33:42 PM

  5. It's been years since I've been to Disneyland. I kind of wish it was still how it was in the 1970's when I was a kid, but everything must change.

    Posted by: Matt | Dec 21, 2007 1:24:26 PM

  6. with a bit of grease Elton can now perform Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.

    Posted by: A.J. | Dec 22, 2007 9:00:42 AM

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