June 2007

Kingdom Bound

When I boarded Monorail Red I was pleased to see that it had recieved the new hard surface floors as well, I really like the way they did these with the stripe inlaid into the floor.

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Did you know tht in case of an extreme emergency (like a fire in the compartment) you could exit the monorail through a roof hatch, I think the roofs of the trains are even coated with a non-slip surface, just in case, though this would be a real last resort type of thing since option one for most problems is (if the train cant be restarted) gettting one of the diesel tow tugs to pull the stalled vehicle to a station where the guests could exit normally, and even if a train could not be towed they would probably prefer for you to wait in the train (assuming it was safe, i.e. not on fire) until the Reedy Creek Fire Department could arrive with thier equipment they have for just this sort of evacuation. I'll try to get a better picture of the hatches some time.

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As we neared the Ticket and Transportation Center (TTC) we came to a stop over the Minnie parking lot, it turns out there was some sort of problem with the train ahead of us (Lime you may recall from the photos at Epcot) that they either had to check on or fix before it could leave the station. While waiting I got a few pictures of the lot, and this fellow flying a kite out there. It couldn't have been too long though because, according to the time on my camera I took my first photos on the train at 4:16 and took a picture after I got off (at the ferry dock) by 4:30 PM (it was probably actually about 15 minutes later than those times, but the differance is what we're looking at here anyhow).

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