'Marge, I wanna be a monorail conductor. It's my lifelong dream!'
After the odd news that broke this morning about the verboten action of snapping photos in Disneyland parking lots, more news comes out of the House of Mouse today -- in the form of transportation. Ray Bradbury may want a monorail in Los Angeles, but Disney is the only place you'll actually get some one-on-one action with it. And beginning Friday, "the first new monorail car in two decades — called the Monorail Red or Mark VII — is expected to open to the public," according to Around Disney, an Orange County Register blog.
The biggest change is the look of the train: The first electric cars have blue glass and red stripes that change color in the sunlight. The next two cars will be blue with purple glass and orange with blue glass. Bench seats will face the windows, allowing visitors a full view of the parks, Downtown Disney and the Disneyland Hotel. The capacity and speed will remain the same.
Photo by Paul Hiffmeyer/Walt Disney Co. | Headline quote from The Simpsons episode, "Marge Vs. The Monorail."