UNSUBSTANTIATED Rumor Reaction: WDW’s Monorail System!

Good Saturday, my friends!  Welcome to “Rumor Reaction”.  Today’s topic?  WDW’s monorail system, of course.  Oh, we’ve all seen the report, I’m sure.  Well, unless you’ve detached yourself from social media for the last few days, that is.

Spurred by the monorail’s recent open-doored journey across property to Epcot, one theme-park focused web site has posted a rumor that Disney is reviewing the future of WDW’s monorail system.

Why, you ask?  High maintenance and upgrade costs, evidently.  Hey!  Who here hasn’t complained about the monorail’s intermittent service issues?  It is old equipment, after all.

If you haven’t seen it, here’s the link to a report out of WPLG Local 10 (Miami) News.  In it, Disney categorically refutes the rumor while claiming “there are no plans to discontinue the system”.

On the other hand, the original blog post maintains that they’ve been hearing quiet whispers of the monorail’s demise.

In addition, allegedly, it is reported that one source (not specified as a Disney source, by the way) contends that age, reliability, downtime, and maintenance costs make some form of closure plan a necessity.

Hmm.  Disney is transforming just about every square inch of Walt Disney World property.  The monorail is old and prone to bouts of unreliable service.  The cost of maintaining the entire system has to be substantial.

Regardless of their denial, could Disney aim their “guns” at WDW’s monorail system in the near or distant future?  What do you think, folks?

Please leave your reactions in the comments on this post or on Facebook, Twitter, or Reddit.  Then, register your “votes” in the poll below.  Do you expect that this speculation is true or false?

2 thoughts on “UNSUBSTANTIATED Rumor Reaction: WDW’s Monorail System!

  1. It was an idiotic rumor that makes no sense from any angle. There is nothing that would remotely compare in service to the monorail system. Costs aren’t that much, especially compared to the buses. You’d have to replace each monorail train with at least six buses, running continuously for fifteen plus hours per day. 72 buses would cost more than buying new monorail trains. And the fuel costs alone would be more than the entire monorail maintenance budget…

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