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Popular Disney Transportation Option Gets Upgrade For Fourth of July

Popular Disney Transportation Option Celebrates Fourth of July
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There are many ways to get around Walt Disney World. You can drive. You can walk. You can take a boat, a bus, or a ride share. However, the classic Disney transportation option, preferred by many, is the Monorail. Running since Disney World’s opening day in October of 1971, the Monorail has delighted Guests as it made its way through three Magic Kingdom area resorts and the ticket center located by Seven Seas Lagoon. Since then, the Monorail has added a stop at EPCOT to its track. However, it continues its traditional route stopping at/ in the Contemporary Resort, Grand Floridian Resort, and the Polynesian Resort.

Monorail at EPCOT

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Of all the modes of Disney transportation, the Monorail is, without a doubt, the most popular. It’s become synonymous with Disney and serves around 50 million Guests a year, transporting them to and from EPCOT, resorts, Magic Kingdom, and the Ticket Center along almost 15 miles of track. Of all the Disney transportation options, the Monorail even has its own fanbase. It isn’t uncommon to see Guests wearing dedicated graphic t-shirts quoting the popular sky-train. “¡Por favor mantĂ©ngase alejado de las puertas!”

EPCOT Monorail with Spaceship Earth in Background

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As the most iconic option for getting around Walt Disney World, the Monorail is one of the most recognizable features on Disney property. Because of this, Disney has made some changes to the ride system recently, including new signage at the Ticket Center. One cool change that Guests have noted is the under-glow colors reflecting the Fourth of July. In honor of America’s 247th birthday, the Monorails at Walt Disney World are getting in on the celebration, transporting Guests with red, white, and blue lights beneath the vehicles.

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Not only is this unique to this particular form of Disney transportation, but it’s also the first time we’ve noticed the Monorails lighting up to celebrate a holiday. Maybe they have, and we’ve missed it, but even if we have, it doesn’t change the fact that Guests love the patriotic light show when their Monorails pull into the loading stations. It’s a fantastic addition to this popular Disney transportation, one that definitely says Happy Fourth of July! This isn’t the first time Disney has used their Monorails to celebrate special events! During their 50th Anniversary, the Monorails were adorned with celebatory wraps to mark the special occasion. There’s no word on if Disney World will continue the festive Monorail lights for other holidays, but we most certainly hope they do!

About Michael Arnold

Michael is a father, husband, and an Army Veteran. Michael spends his weekends at Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando checking out new merchandise and food. Michael is a graduate of the University of Alabama and has an education background in Public Health. You can find Michael riding Pirates of the Caribbean over and over again or binge watching new Marvel and Star Wars content. Han shot first. Thor is the strongest Avenger. Roll Tide and Wash Your Hands!