Tokyo Disneyland Monorail
Last revised March 24, 2000.
the current plans come to fruition, Tokyo Disneyland will
be the third Disney resort to feature a monorail transit system,
but it will be unlike the current monorails operating at Disneyland
and Walt Disney World.
For a start, the planned monorail vehicles for
Tokyo Disneyland are far bigger, with guests being able to
move between "carriages" while the vehicle is in
motion. The increased size, compare to the monorails operating
at other Disney properties is required for the monorail to
conform to the transit standards of the Japanese Monorail
The carriages are supposed to contain "Mickey-shaped"
rings for guests to hang onto if standing, along with Mickey
shaped windows as well.
It is believed that the driving force for the Tokyo
Disneyland monorail doesn't come from within Disney, but from
Tokyo Disneyland's owner, the Oriental Land Company, Ltd.
The monorail planned will encircle both the current
Tokyo Disneyland theme park, and the new Disney Seas theme
park which is currently under construction, and scheduled
for completion during 2001. This entails an overall distance
of approximately 5km.