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In this blog series, we bring you the transcripts for some of our favorite flash briefings! Head over here or play below if you prefer to listen to the final cut!
- Hi everyone!
- Tokyo Disney Resort has so many unique experiences that take what we love about Disney to the next level.
- And one great example? The Disney Resort Line!
- The Disney Resort Line is the official name for the Tokyo Disney Resort monorail system.
- The line first came into use in the summer of 2001, just ahead of the grand opening of Tokyo DisneySea.
- With a top speed of about 30 mph, the monorail route goes in one direction, is a little over three miles long, and can have up to four trains on the loop at any one time.
- The four stations a part of the route connect you to the hotels and parks across property, including one station connecting you to greater public transport of Tokyo.
- The rolling stock in use is the 6 car Resort Liner, and some of its biggest differences from the Disneyland and Walt Disney World monorails is that its interior is more akin to a city railway.
- The layout has completely open train cars, unlike the compartmentalized designs that we’re used to on the domestic Disney monorails.
- There is also a small fee of 260 Japanese yen to ride the line, but the refillable Tokyo public transport cards can be used on them.
- Like the Walt Disney World monorail, however, each train is identified with a color including peach, yellow, blue, purple, and green
- But, when you see these trains, there will be no doubt that they are Disney monorails!
- The large exterior windows are in the shape of none other than Mickey Mouse himself, and even the interior strap handles have the traditional tri-circle Mickey silhouette for you to hold on to on your journey!
- Occasionally, a train will get a fun wrap, like Duffy and friends featuring not just a new exterior look with Duffy, Shellie May, and Gelatoni, but an interior decked out with fluffy Duffy fur seats, handles, and blue and white striped walls featuring the Disney bear!
- Each station will also have the special Disney touch, complete with pressed coin machines to commemorate your journeys on the Resort Line.
- Probably one of the best parts of the journey on the monorail though, is the amazing, panoramic views that you’ll get of resort property, from the World Bazaar and Cinderella Castle to Tower of Terror and Tokyo Bay!
- It’s definitely a ride you don’t want to miss!