Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Disney World After Dark: The Monorail

I believe that it has been written before that the parks at Walt Disney World have a different atmosphere once the sun goes down. The Imagineering Field Guide teaches us about the WDI disciplines in the Imagineering 101 portion of the book. In it we read, “Lighting Design puts all the hard work the rest of us have done on our shows and attractions into the best night. Lighting designers are also responsible for the specifying all of the themed lighting fixtures found in the parks. As our lighting designers are fond of telling us, ‘without lights, it’s radio!’” At night, the parks can take on an almost dreamlike quality.

Now, a little about the monorails.

There are currently 12 Mark VI monorails trains operating in Walt Disney World. They are distinguished by the color stripe that runs the length of the 203.5 foot train. The colors are black, blue, coral, gold, green, lime, orange, pink, purple, red, silver and yellow.


Did you know that if you alphabetize the colors of the trains, then take the first letter from each color, and place those letters in reverse alphabetical order, it spells absolutely nothing. I am just sayin’…

More to follow…


Editor's Note: I use this particular photograph as the wallpaper on my laptop.

2 comments:

-- Ryan P. Wilson said...

I've missed the Disney World After Darks, and I am glad to see them return!

Princess Fee said...

Fantastic piece and picture! :)