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    Default New monorail schedule now in effect

    Effective September 1, 2014, Walt Disney World has implemented changes to the operating schedule for its monorail system.

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    Default Monorail time changes

    Has Disney mentioned why this is taking place? Polynesian construction? Cost savings? One more thing to aggravate guests?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaelic5257 View Post
    Has Disney mentioned why this is taking place? Polynesian construction? Cost savings? One more thing to aggravate guests?
    I don't know what Disney is actually working on as it curtails the monorails's current operation schedule, but in recent years there have been increasing reports of the monorails' deteriorating reliability. In addition, since the tragic accident involving the purple and pink monorails a few years back, Disney has been trying to install safety systems to prevent monorail collisions. Unfortunately, some of these safety systems have had problems generating false positives, causing monorails to stop because the system believes another monorail is too close. This has caused monorails to stop and hold position even though the track is clear.

    If Disney is working to overcome these problems with the monorails' reliability, then a short term inconvenience in scheduling may be worth it.
    Last edited by wdrl; 09-03-2014 at 07:54 AM.






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    Quote Originally Posted by wdrl View Post
    I don't know what Disney is actually working on ... but ... If Disney is working to overcome these problems with the monorails' reliability, then a short term inconvenience in scheduling may be worth it.
    In other words ... you don't know either!? That aside, if it is for maintenance or repairs, an inconvenience is to be expected, and IS worth it.
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    Per WDWMagic.com:

    The Walt Disney World Monorail system will be operating on a new schedule from September 1 2014 as work continues on the automation system installation.
    --Denise

    Scheduled upcoming Disney trips:


    11/30/17 - 12/14/17 - Bay Lake Tower at the Contemporary Resort
    03/01/18 - 03/08/18 - Copper Creek at the Wilderness Lodge

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    ill be at grand floridian and have a 7 am chef mickeys breakfast, whats the best way to get there now? thanks

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    The system is being automated as a result of the accident a few years back. Note that a reduced morning schedule has been in effect since June 1; this is a revision to the hours.

    With regard to early breakfasts, there will be a bus from the GrandFlo to the Contemporary covering the period the local monorail is out of service. The bus should start running by 0630 daily. There is also a taxi option.
    Last edited by cewait; 09-09-2014 at 04:02 AM.

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