BIG NEWS: The Disneyland Monorail Has Reopened at Last

by | Oct 15, 2021 | Disneyland Parks, Disneyland Resorts, DLR News

It’s time once again to say hi to the highway in the sky. On Friday, the Disneyland Monorail reopened for passengers at long last after a substantial layoff.

The Disneyland Monorail resumed service on Oct. 15 for the first time since last year. The ride had not reopened since it closed at the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.

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And folks couldn’t be more thrilled to have the Disneyland Monorail running again. This attraction has been a mainstay at DL since 1959.

The Disneyland Monorail is also a history-maker—like so many other things Disney. When it opened, it was the first monorail running daily routes in the Western Hemisphere.

And while zero-emissions transportation is all the rage these days, the Disneyland Monorail’s been doing its part for six decades plus. The Red, Blue, and Orange Mark VII trains all run on a 600-volt DC power source that has no harmful effect on the environment.

Where to Grab the Disneyland Monorail

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If you’ve never ridden the Disneyland Monorail before, you’ve absolutely got to take advantage now that it’s reopened. To do just that, you’ve got two different boarding options around the resort.

Perhaps the most stylish way to grab the Monorail is at Downtown Disney District, where park guests can skip the main entrance and zoom straight into Tomorrowland. This is a great way to jump into your day at Disneyland if you’re staying at one of the resort’s three hotels.

You’ll also find a Monorail station at Tomorrowland by the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage.

Wherever you pick up the Monorail, the train takes about 10 minutes to go to and fro. A ride on the Monorail will take around 13 minutes round-trip and cover 2.5 miles across the resort.

And what will you see along the way? Only the crème de la crème. Notable sights along the Disneyland Monorail’s route include Hollywood Land, Grizzly Peak, and Buena Vista Street.

You can check the Disneyland app during your visit to learn more about the Monorail’s hours of operation. For the remainder of October at least, the Disneyland Monorail runs from 8 AM to 7 PM daily.

Also be aware that you will need to wear a face covering on the Monorail. So have that mask handy!


Have you ever ridden the Monorail before? Visit the DLR Magazine Facebook page and share your experiences—and your excitement now that the Disneyland Monorail has reopened.


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Written by Kyle Johnson

Written by Kyle Johnson

Kyle Johnson is a writer, enthusiast of all things weird, and has an unnatural obsession with Halloween. We’re talking animatronics staying up all year round and watching The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad on a whim in April. He has a cool wiener dog, Rumours, and an even cooler wife, Trinity.

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