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monorailrabbit 02-09-2013 09:49 PM

Monorail Barn? Can you ride in the cockpit?
 
Hi everyone, I am probably one of the BIGGEST Monorail fans ever, can anyone give me info on the monorail barn? i.e. where is it? is it open to the public? tours? Also, I would LOVE to ride in the cockpit, last time we went to WDW I was told, rather rudely, that they don't do that anymore. Has that been everyone's experience or did I just get a grump? Thanks! :thumbsup2


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BearcatsFan 02-09-2013 09:52 PM

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Originally Posted by monorailrabbit (Post 47458241)
Hi everyone, I am probably one of the BIGGEST Monorail fans ever, can anyone give me info on the monorail barn? i.e. where is it? is it open to the public? tours? Also, I would LOVE to ride in the cockpit, last time we went to WDW I was told, rather rudely, that they don't do that anymore. Has that been everyone's experience or did I just get a grump? Thanks! :thumbsup2


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:welcome: to the DIS!

Actually since there was an accident many years ago where someone was killed, they no longer allow people to ride in the cockpit.

chalee94 02-09-2013 09:59 PM

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Originally Posted by monorailrabbit (Post 47458241)
Has that been everyone's experience or did I just get a grump?

you brought up a tragic situation.

as stated, not an option any more.

monorailrabbit 02-09-2013 10:18 PM

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Originally Posted by BearcatsFan (Post 47458281)
:welcome: to the DIS!

Actually since there was an accident many years ago where someone was killed, they no longer allow people to ride in the cockpit.

Well thank you! :wave2:

That is super sad! I do remember reading something about that... I guess my thought was since it was so long ago they may let people up there again...


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monorailrabbit 02-09-2013 10:25 PM

Any info on the monorail barn? Is it possible to find every color without going to the barn?

Metro West 02-10-2013 05:41 AM

Welcome!

monorailrabbit 02-10-2013 12:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Metro West (Post 47459642)
Welcome!

Thanks! :goodvibes

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GoofyGraham 02-10-2013 01:42 PM

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Originally Posted by BearcatsFan (Post 47458281)

Actually since there was an accident many years ago where someone was killed, they no longer allow people to ride in the cockpit.

Not that many years ago. The pink/purple train incident where a driver (pilot) was killed occurred in July 2009.

During my first ever trip to WDW in mid 2001 my family were able to ride in the cockpit. On my next visit, my first 'post 9/11' trip, we were politely informed that tightened security no longer allowed public access to the cockpits.

Onalise 02-13-2013 05:49 AM

His name was Austin. He was only 21. This only happened in the summer of 2009, not long ago.

REST IN PEACE, AUSTIN!

Can you believe after his death, someone had this amazing video of Austin and their son, being Austin's Co-pilot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBKr...e_gdata_player

jw50 02-13-2013 11:10 AM

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Originally Posted by monorailrabbit (Post 47458241)
Hi everyone, I am probably one of the BIGGEST Monorail fans ever, can anyone give me info on the monorail barn? i.e. where is it? is it open to the public? tours? :thumbsup2


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The monorail "barn" is not open to the public, about the only way to even see the building is to take the Magic Behind Our Steam Trains tour.


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