50 million people use the monorail each year, making this world’s busiest monorail system in the world.
337 individual track beams were used on the original monorail loop that consisted of the resort hotels and Magic Kingdom. Each track beam is 85 to 110 feet in
length, and weighs 55 tons.
3 monorails were in operation on opening day in 1971, they were orange, green, and gold.
$1,000,000 per mile is the estimate cost to build the monorail system.
12 Mark VI monorails trains are in service today each train is identified by a color, the following colored trains are still in service, black, blue, coral, gold, green,
lime, orange, pink, purple, red, silver, and yellow.
6 cars per every Mark VI monorail train.
203’ 6” is the overall length of the Mark VI Monorail trains. With a height of 10 feet 10.5 inches tall.
124 tires are on each train of Mark VI monorail train and can carry 360 passengers.
300-372 guests are the capacity of a Mark VI 6-car monorail.
15 miles is the total length of monorail track at WDW
4,200 feet of track was originally installed, and has been expanded since that original track was installed.
171 feet is the total length of a 5 car monorail train.
201 feet is the total length of a 5 car monorail train.
50 miles per hour is the maximum speed of the monorail, but they typically don’t exceed 40 miles per hour.
50 tons is the gross weight of an empty 6-car monorail train.
14 monorail trains are currently used; they include (1 five-car train, 9 old 6-car trains and 4 Mark VI six-car trains).
10 selections are on the Monorail Master Control Unit (MCU), 5 forward, 1 center, and 4 back. The 5 forward positions are propulsion selections labeled P-1
through P-5. They correspond to speed traveled as follows: P-1- 15 mph, P-2= 20 mph, P-3= 25 mph, P-4= 30 mph, P-5= 40 mph. The 4 back are labeled B-1 to
B4; they correspond to breaking the higher the number the harder the brakes. The 1 center is a neutral.
8 electric motors are on each monorail train.
113 horsepower are delivers from each monorail motor.
600 volts of DC power is generated from each electric motor.
99.9% up time for the monorail system. Each train is strict maintenance schedule to keep these running as well as they do.
4 million plus miles is the approximate total miles the monorail has traveled since 1971.
50,000 use the monorail each day at WDW
26 inches is the width on the Monorail track
40 MPH is the average speed of the Monorail
77,427 feet is the total track length
10,000 guests ride per hour
65 feet is the highest point of the track
300 guests can ride on the Mark IV monorail
400 beams were used to construct the original track
110 feet long is each section (beam) of track
1 million dollars were need to extend the monorail in 1982
200 pilots operate the monorail system that keeps WDW guests moving each day
2009 was the first year in the 48 year history that there was a fatal accident
1 death occurred in 2009 as a result of a head on collision of 2 monorails, a 21 year monorail pilot, Austin Wuennenberg died at the scene of the accident at the
TTC at 2 am Sunday July 5, 2009
9/1/71 is when Monorail Orange was put into service and delivered 4/5/71.
9/1/71 is when Monorail Green was put into service and delivered 5/20/71.
9/1/71 is when Monorail Gold was put into service and delivered 6/15/71.
9/20/71 is when Monorail Blue was put into service
11/7/71 is when Monorail Red was put into service
12/3/71 is when Monorail Yellow was put into service
7/3/72 is when Monorail Pink was put into service
8/16/72 is when Monorail Silver was put into service
11/14/72 is when Monorail Purple was put into service
12/22/72 is when Monorail Black was put into service
5,511,200 KWH is the Total system per year on the Monorail Mark IV
137 KWH is the Per train operating energy consumption per hour on the Monorail IV
11.52 KWH is the Per train Mile energy consumption on the Monorail Mark IV
5 Mark IV cars empty weighs 92,000 lb.
5 Mark IV cars gross weight is 122,600 lb.
6 Mark IV cars empty weighs 108,500 lb.
6 Mark IV cars gross weight is 145,100 lb.