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Old 04-29-2018, 11:49 AM   #91
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New monorails have been ordered maybe???? Annoyingly confusing.
So someone who may or may not know anything confirmed that he thinks the rumour is true?
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Old 04-29-2018, 03:05 PM   #92
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New monorails have been ordered maybe???? Annoyingly confusing.
Encouraging. Iíll believe it when I see it, and I donít expect to ride on them until I start collecting Social Security. And Iím 53.

But thereís always hope!

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Old 04-29-2018, 03:10 PM   #93
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So someone who may or may not know anything confirmed that he thinks the rumour is true?
If the WDWMagic posters are as connected as they say, the current status is more than rumor, less than confirmed.

I noticed that Gurr said new trains were years away, anyway. Knowing how slow Disney is, I suspect 2021 at the earliest, and I wouldnít be surprised if it werenít 2-3 trains a year over half a decade.

There are also apparently questions over whether monorail stations will have to be extended, which could be quite the project.

So hereís my Disney scenarios.

Letís get new trains in time for the 50th!
Iger: OK, 2-3 at a time, starting at the 50th.

imagineers: We need longer trains, need to expand stations.
Suits: Ok, that takes too long. Letís not start until after WDWís 50th.

Epcot: But what about our 40th anniversary in 2022?
Suits: Right, weíll start in 2023.

Iger: Still only 2-3 trains a year.

Monorail system shut down for a year to enlarge stations.

First new trains appear in 2025 with last in 2030.

Iím social security eligibility in 2028 so that fits with my predicted timeline.


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Old 04-29-2018, 03:49 PM   #94
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Since Bombardier is the rumored manufacturer of the rumored new monorails I decided to comb their website, press releases, and most recent financial report. I came across nothing about a contract with Disney, but I would think that if this rumor is true, the way it might be confirmed is through a future Bombardier press release or financial report where they report on contract wins. I guess only time will tell.
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