We all know (assume) that the Disney Co. has no plans to expand the current monorail at Disney World. But have you ever wondered what it would take to make it look more like Walt’s original plan? Here we’ll study the costs and possible routes it might take.
First step in this new project complete. I accurately modeled a span of monorail beam (26″x48-80″x~100ft). Digging through the interwebs for measurements was a task in its own right!
Step #2 – Draft new monorail line extensions down to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney Springs, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, while taking into account the efficiency of a PeopleMover system to spread the passengers out to nearby resorts instead of trying to push the monorail line to each doorstep.
Step #3 – Calculate how many additional beams and supports might be needed for each extension.
Step #4 – Find a professional to help estimate the cost!
Working on the first curved section of the Seven Seas Lagoon / Resort / Magic Kingdom monorail loop. Making curved sections was easiest in 3D Studio Max, so I took a 100ft straight section, added a bend modifier to it, and copied it several times, increasing the bend amount by 5 degrees each time.
Now I have a nice little family of curved monorail beam sections from 5 degrees up to 35 degrees.