Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia – the Monorail!

Tron Monorail

Hello everyone, and welcome to another edition of the Tiggerific Tuesday Trivia blog hop!  Along with my friends Jodi from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, Jenn from Disney Babies Blog, and Heidi from Heidi’s Head, I’m Mike, here to share a little bit of Disney Trivia with you!  Do you have a blog and a trivia tidbit to share with us?  If you do, then why not add it into the hop?  You can do so at the link at the bottom of this post!

Today’s trivia comes from The Walt Disney World Trivia Book, Volume 2, by Lou Mongello.  Here’s the trivia question:

Q:  About how many miles do the monorail tracks cover?

A. 14.7
B. 5.9
C. 29
D. 33

This seems like an easy question, but what do I know?  My guess — and trust me, this is a guess, I haven’t looked in the back of the book for the answer yet, is A. 14.7.  Am I right or wrong?

I guessed right!  Here is what it says in the answer section:

A. 14.7

From early morning until long after the theme parks close, the WDW monorail system transports Guests between the transportation hub and three resort hotels as well as between the Magic Kingdom and Epcot.  If you add up all the trips the monorails have made over the 14.7 mile (23.7 km) track since 1971, the mileage logged would be equal to more then 25 round trips to the moon — even taking into consideration that the original monorail route was a bit shorter (it was expanded in 1981 in preparation for the opening of Epcot).  The original fleet was retired and replaced in 1990.

Of course, the monorail has gone through some changes over the years, with perhaps the most striking change coming when they closed down the monorail earlier in the evening so that maintenance could be done on the units nightly.  This created quite an uproar, but to a large extent, I believe that has died down some.

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    • says

      I do too, Heidi! Guess what? In July, we’ll be at WDW and staying at the Grand Floridian!!! I can’t wait to hop out of our resort and board onto a monorail! :)

    • says

      Thanks for believing me Sean! I know most people would be like, yeah right, he looked up the answer then said he guessed right! I would love to see the monorail expanded — put a loop from the TTC to DAK, and a loop from Epcot over to DHS, and I think a loop from the TTC to the value resorts would be great! Of course, you’ve got to pay for it somehow, so look for ticket and room rate increases to cover it.


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