New Monorail will be built from Two Monorails Involved in Accident

As many predicted after the Walt Disney World Monorail accident that resulted in the death of one cast member, the two trains will be salvaged to make one new train with the color teal. Both Pink and Purple will be retired out of respect for the cast members and the families who were involved in the accident.

I believe there is precedence for this. An earlier version of the Monorail had some safety problems. After a train unit caught fire, it was combined with the rest of a unit that was damaged coming into the barn.

I also heard that Monorail Teal will be the first train to feature a new touch screen pilot control system currently being explored by Disney. Update: note that the current system is touch screen too. But it’s mostly an overlay on the old control system. They’re working on a new system for monorail control.

Will you feel uncomfortable the first time you see Monorail Teal around the resort? Is this the right move by Disney officials?

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