Welcome to Mark IV Monorail Trivia!

“Landslide.  Runaway.  No contest.  Call it what you want, but we sure do love our monorail!”  That’s what I wrote, last March, after we overwhelmingly voted the monorail as our Favorite WDW Transportation.

New Bus and Monorail Red

But, how much do you really know about the Orlando version of Disney’s monorail systems?

For a few brief words about some of its history, let’s turn to a Disney Parks Blog Archivist.  Yesterday, Nate Rasmussen presented The History of the Walt Disney World Monorail: Mark IV, 1971-1989.  It’s a short read with some great historical photos.  Take a second to check it out!

In the meantime, let me ask you this … Disney “Imagineer Bob Gurr based the design of the Walt Disney World Monorail System on the original monorails at Disneyland Resort while giving it an updated look.”

With five cars each, and on two monorail tracks, how many trains were built for WDW’s Opening Day?

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