Monorail Red at Night

It’s red on the outside, blue on the inside, and very cool: Disneyland’s new Monorail Mark VI!

We were lucky enough to get to ride in it up front with its monorail pilot Thursday night (the week we were there in July). It was a trip — literally and figuratively — to take it from Tomorrowland to the Downtown Disney monorail station, including going through Disney’s California Adventure and the Golden Gate Bridge replica. From there it was a short walk back to our room in the Disneyland Hotel.

Isn’t she a beauty? Monorail Red in the Tomorrowland station, gleaming in the light.

Below us, the yellow submarines. In the distance, the Matterhorn.

Tomorrowland from the monorail station

A futuristic-looking part of Autopia beyond the monorail track.

Sleek and shiny.

Passengers get off…

We get a peek inside one of the passenger compartments with its monorail logo lit up.

Bench seating, facing out (not front or back).

We are now inside the front of the monorail as the monorail pilot prepares to have the monorail leave the station.

Nice Cast Member uniforms!

Impressive control panel.

The view ahead… Don’t go yet, red light.

Michael is shooting video of what’s through the curved front window.

Get ready…

…Go! Green light!

I love the backlit, glowing monorail logo inside the front of the monorail.

We’re looking off to the left at the off-site hotels and motels on Harbor Boulevard.

Now, on the right, is the building where Guests on the Disneyland Railroad see the Grand Canyon Diorama.

On the left is Disney’s California Adventure after closing, with a dark Disney’s Animation attraction.

There’s no mistaking the replica of the Golden Gate Bridge the monorail passes through.

On the right, at the same level as the monorail, is the building where Soarin’ over California is located.

Now we’re inside the courtyard of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel…

…and the tunnel that goes through part of the hotel.

Far on the left, the tower of the Disneyland Hotel we stayed in during this vacation.

On the right, we quickly glide by the Lego store in Downtown Disney.

We’re approaching the Downtown Disney monorail station…

…and slowing to a stop.

Looking at the monorail station our the left side of the monorail.

Thank you for a great ride! We make our exit…

…and take pictures of other cars of the monorail.

That’s the back end of the monorail with nobody in it. Very cool!

One last look at the back of the monorail before we head down out of the station and make our way to the hotel.


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