The Disney-Alweb Monorail System opened in June of 1959. Over the years, there have been many improvements to the Monorail, both to the trains themselves and to their route.
||Original Mark I Monorail. Track is .8 miles through Tomorrowland
||Mark II Monorail. Track extended to reach from Tomorrowland to the Disneyland Hotel for a total of 2.5 miles of track.
||Mark III Monorail. Track extended an additional two miles so that return trips from the hotel are possible
||Mark IV Monorail tested, found inferior, shipped to Florida
||Track minorly extended to pass through the new Space Mountain.
||Monorail's "Superspeed" tunnel (in which films projected on tunnel walls made it appear that the vehicle was moving really fast) rethemed with footage from the movie Tron.
||Mark V Monorail. First class section with very brief beverage service added.
||Track again extended to pass through new Disney California Adventure park with a stop at Los Angeles International Airport
At one time, young guests and their families could ask to ride in the cockpit with the driver. This is no longer allowed, after a 2003 incident in which a self-proclaimed militant hijacked Monorail and attempted to escape with it to Mexico (due to quick work by Disney security, he was unable to even leave the park with it).
Trivia: All of the monorails are named Mark, after their inventor, Mark.
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