Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Epcot Monorail

The Epcot Monorail offers express round-trip transportation between Epcot and the Transportation and Ticket Center.

The Walt Disney World Resort currently uses the Mark VI monorail which and is classified as a public transportation system.  UP to 4 passengers used to be able to ride up front.  After an accident in 2009, passengers are no longer allowed to ride up front.

In total, the system consists of 12 trains each with a unique color.  There is almost 15 miles of track for the Express, Resort, and Epcot routes.  In 1026, ridership was approximately 150,000 passengers per day.

The famous announcement, "Please stand clear of the doors. Por favor manténgase alejado de las puertas." was done by Jack Wagner.  His nickname was "The voice of Disneyland".

This shot was taken in a small rest area between Mission Space and Test Track during Golden Hour with Spaceship Earth in the background.  The settings were aperture f/11, 1/250 sec shutter speed, ISO 400, and 48mm (1.5x crop).

Have fun capturing the magic of Disney.