Hot dog Insiders, I am too infinity and beyond excited to report that starting tomorrow, Friday, October 15, the iconic Disneyland Monorail will be back up and running after over a year and a half of being shut down!
— Disney Parks (@DisneyParks) October 14, 2021
Disneyland goers have been patiently awaiting this news for a while now and speculation was running when many guests recently caught sight of the Monorail making rounds, most likely for Cast Member training. The Disneyland Monorail has been a beloved attraction for decades, ever since it first debuted at Disneyland in 1959 – more than 60 years ago! At that time, it was the first daily operating monorail in the Western Hemisphere.
The Monorail is very fun way to get around Disneyland Park and you can even take the Monorail from Downtown Disney into the park! Just be sure to have a valid ticket or your Magic Key pass, and also your park reservation handy as they check it before even boarding the Monorail. The Monorail also offers a unique way to see elevated and fantastic sights around the resort, including areal views of Tomorrowland and Fantasyland in Disneyland park and Buena Vista Street in Disney California Adventure park. It’s really an awesome experience!
The two locations to board the Disneyland Monorail are located in the Downtown Disney District and in Tomorrowland by Autopia. If you’re staying at one of the three hotels of the Disneyland Resort, hopping on the Disneyland Monorail from Downtown Disney is a fun way to bypass the main entrance and ride your way directly into Disneyland park. It really saves time on walking, which is great because you’ll be doing a ton of walking in the park and you also get to skip the main entry line at the front of the park. Don’t forget – a face covering will be required to ride this attraction, since it is an enclosed vehicle. For additional details on the Disneyland Monorail, including hours of operation, be sure to check the Disneyland app.
We are so excited to welcome back and ride the iconic Disneyland Monorail once again!
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