• Disney World Resort Hotels
    Scuttlebutt – Some Shocking Stories

    Monorail Struck by Lightning. A Disney World monorail train on the Epcot line had to be evacuated Sunday night after what passengers said was a possible lightning strike. About 120 people were evacuated, and there were no injuries, according to Reedy Creek fire officials. Some were evacuated through the emergency hatch on the roof of the […]

  • Disneyland
    Unknown Disneyland: The Picnic Area

    Here is a virtually unknown part of Disneyland… The Picnic Area. How many of you regular visitors know about it? Let alone stepped inside and sat down and had a sandwich? Probably less that 1%? Do you know where it is? Well let DbM show you! Here is the Picnic Area… Located in the west […]

  • Attractions
    Mark I Monorail’s Final Assembly

    It’s late afternoon on June 13th, 1959 and the new Mark I Monorail Red (Monorail Blue was about two weeks behind schedule) is in final assembly. In this rare photo you can see the workmen making final connections and check-outs of the newly erected and attached train. You can also see that the flexible boot that […]

  • Disneyland
    Retro Disneyland 7-65

    A few snaps from an unnamed family on a hot summer day in the parking lot and Tomorrowland, 1965. Parking was 25 cents, even for a tiny Volkswagen! The Harbor Blvd parking entrance. There were six lanes feeding the toll plaza. This photo was taken in the afternoon from the Monorail on its way to […]

  • Disney Interactive
    Scuttlebutt – Dove, Daniel and a Billion Dollars

    ‘Lizzie McGuire’s’ Daniel Escobar Dies at 49. Daniel Escobar, best known for his role on Disney Channel’s Lizzie McGuire, died Friday of complications from diabetes at a hospital in Los Angeles. He was 49. Escobar played the character of Mr. Escobar opposite Hilary Duff on the TV series from 2001-02. In addition to his Lizzie McGuire role, […]

  • Disney Vacation Club
    The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa Opens

    Yesterday the newest property of Disney Vacation Club mixes Victorian architecture, modern technology and a spoonful of “Mary Poppins,” opened. Located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, it is the 12th resort in the Disney Vacation Club family and one monorail stop away from the Magic Kingdom, the most popular theme park in the country. Being that close […]

  • Tokyo Disney Resort
    TDL’s Monorail

    Some people still don’t know about Tokyo Disneyland’s monorail so we thought it would be fun to share some cool pix and interesting info. The system is operated by Maihama Resort Line Co., Ltd. a subsidiary of Oriental Land Company who operates the resort along with Disney. It services both Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo Disney Seas, seven […]

  • DbM Backstage: Disneyland Monorail Guideway Switch Beams

    Here is a sight few people get to see. The monorail track in the process of switching from the mainline to the maintenance yard (or Shop) line. The beam in front does not move while the two in front of it pivot from side to side. In this picture you can see the monorail is […]

  • Tokyo Disney Resort
    Tokyo Disneyland’s ‘Happiness Liner’

    To celebrate Tokyo Disneyland Resort’s 30th birthday one of the resorts five monorails has been converted into the Happiness Liner. The green monorail now sports Happiness Year artwork on the exterior of four of its six cars. On the inside the cars have been themed as the Happiness Balloon Lot, with your favorite Disney characters flying […]

  • Attractions
    The Monorails of Disney World

    Story by Mark Hickson: I really appreciate the Monorails at Walt Disney World. Growing up in California and going to Disneyland I have ridden all the different versions of Monorails through the years. But there is a big difference between the two systems. Disneyland was a “demonstration” of what a Monorail could be, whereas the Walt […]

  • ABC
    DbM Scuttlebutt – Monorail, Ships and a Dolphin Boy

    The Walt Disney World monorail system is experiencing an “extended outage” today due to a power loss. The express beam, resort beam, and Epcot beam have all been out of service since early this morning, and remain closed. Disney has used additional bus and boat service to take up some of the lost capacity. No word […]