Disney monorail

Disney monorail

The Disney monorail is a form of public transport that operates on Disney property in Florida and California, and on Disney sites overseas. The most extensive of these monorail systems is that at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Twelve color-coded trains carry more than 150,000 guests to the Magic Kingdom and Epcot parks on an average day. The extent of the Florida system is 13.6 miles.


The current fleet of Mark VI monorails has been in continuous operation since 1990-91. Each Mark VI train consists of six cars, and has an overall length of 203 feet and a capacity of 365 passengers. The track consists of 26-inch wide, pre-cast concrete beams supported by concrete columns which are approximately 50 feet apart. Each monorail travels on rubber tires and is powered by a 600-volt DC propulsion system which includes eight DC motors rated at 112 HP each, with electric power coming from each side of the beam.