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Walt Disney World (WDW) Rumors Discuss Monorail Expansion in the News & Rumors forums; I hope this is true I have seen on other WDW fansites that Disney are planning to extend the monorail to MGM Studios and Animal Kingdon has anybody heard that ...
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    Question Monorail Expansion

    I hope this is true I have seen on other WDW fansites that Disney are planning to extend the monorail to MGM Studios and Animal Kingdon has anybody heard that this is true? Fingers crossed i hope it is.

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    Well, it's a rumor that never seems to die, anyway.
    There was a lot of discussion about it in this thread not too long ago: http://www.disneyworldtrivia.com/for...ead.php?t=9953
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    Every time I step into a Monorail, I seem to hear rumors either about a Monorail expansion or a 5th gate park. I trust what the CM's on the Monorail tell me but I just find it as if all the information that they give away to guests don't happen in years.

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    From what I have heard, creating monorail track is very expensive and was one of the big reasons the first ten years or so had so few resorts built (apparently WDW didn't want to put up hotels without monorail access.) I think guests would like to see the monorail expanded and the rumors are more wishful thinking than serious corporate plans. The bus system seems to work well for the company and I doubt WDW will ever expand the monorail given the added cost and a very intangible return. But, I've been wrong before.

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    Interesting...if it did happen it would take a long time to get it done and a lot of $$$ to get it done.
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    i think they've managed to work around not having the monorails go everywhere so unfortunately i too doubt that they'll do any expanding...it would be really cool though...i love listening to the monorail speil, just another disney detail!
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    It costs something like a million dollars for just one of those little sections and I've been led to understand the molds used to creat them don't exist anymore. soooooo I don't think they will do it, it was so much cheaper with labor and materials and everything way back when. One plan I know they had was to put up another resort on the monorail system, If I remember right it was supposed to be themed after Venice

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    When was this Venetian hotel plan discussed? recently?
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    No, the Venetian hotel was one of five hotels originally planned for Walt Disney World when it first opened in 1971. It was to be located on the monorail line between the Contemporary and the Transportation and Ticket Center. Unfortunately, it was never built. Neither were the planned Asian and Persian hotels. The only two hotels actually built of the five were the Contemporary and the Polynesian.

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    It would be nice if they expanded the monorail, but like you guys say, it would be waaaaaay expensive! It's probably cheaper to run the buses even after this latest fuel spike.



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    I also heard that it might be connected to some of the Epcot and maybe MGM resorts.
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    The Swan and Dolphin were supposed to have the monorail from Epcot go through them... that's why the swan has the dark glass in the middle of it...(or at least I was told that)

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    i kidda like the monrail how it is just located in the select parts
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    Quote Originally Posted by plutolover View Post
    The Swan and Dolphin were supposed to have the monorail from Epcot go through them... that's why the swan has the dark glass in the middle of it...(or at least I was told that)

    That one has been around for a while too. Those squares are actually WAY to small for the monorail to fit through. it is just part of the architectural design
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