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maui2k5
10-15-2006, 04:30 PM
I was reading on another popular disney site that a couple of the monorails (Purple & Yellow) have had contraversial colorful overlays put on them to advertise the year of a million dreams. Has anyone seen them or been able to take any photos of them? The couple on the other site only showed monorail purple with the doors open and it is hard to see what they really look like. Seems though, based on the discussion on the other board that this will be one of those love it or hate it designs.

Anyone have photos or seen the new look?

wdwprincess03
10-15-2006, 04:38 PM
I saw it real quick as we were getting on, and it was okay. I like my monorails blank, but that's just me. We weren't able to get a picture because it was about to leave. It's the pastel colors all over the nose, sort of looks like someone dumped a paint can on it.

DaisyD
10-15-2006, 04:44 PM
Why are they bad? We saw them many times last week and they were neat looking. Some people will always find something to whine about.

Nbtstatic
10-15-2006, 06:20 PM
I saw one last week, snapped this pic, sorry couldn't get one with the doors closed. It was only on the front car, not the whole length.

http://shilling.smugmug.com/photos/102763739-L.jpg

Poohbeck
10-15-2006, 06:29 PM
I like the colors. We can't wait to go back!

InstImpres
10-15-2006, 07:47 PM
I actually have a great pic. We saw it Thursday night and wanted a pic. We were than surprised we couldn't find it and thought we were imagining it. We were riding in the front of monorail purple and asked the driver about it yesterday...he said it's the other end of this monorail and this is it. No current plans for more. We got out and ran to the back to take a pic. They had trouble getting the monorail doors to open so I have several but no idea how to post pics...I got photo smart (ok not smart but managable :) )

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k37/**********/disneyoct06052.jpg

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k37/**********/disneyoct06053.jpg

Vickie46
10-15-2006, 07:56 PM
I think it looks great! :wave2:

ash1569
10-15-2006, 08:10 PM
I love it! I like all the colors! They did a great job!

makinorlando
10-15-2006, 08:21 PM
I saw it on Friday but could not get it with the doors open, as it was only on the right side of monorail purple. I figured when we got to MK, I would get the other side - but no overlay was on that side! I think it looks neat!

NewEnglandDisney
10-15-2006, 08:22 PM
I can't say they offend me, or that I give a whit one way or the other what the outside of my WDW transportation looks like...

But I have to say my first impression at seeing it made me think it looked like a cheap "Party Store" threw up all over the thing. ;)

Again, I'm not going to write a letter or stammer and complain, it's inconsequential; I just like the sleek way things traditionally look, I guess. I felt the same way about the HCOE overlay at the castle : it looks okay, I'm sure people will enjoy it, but I prefer the "plain" castle, if one could ever dare call it that.

NED

mazdabug
10-15-2006, 08:28 PM
I think it looks awesome. A nice change. Little color never hurt.

starbird
10-15-2006, 09:02 PM
We were at MK today, and the monorail we took back to the TTC, didn't notice the decorations, but the announcements (automated ones) still were "Happiest Celebration on Earth"

Have the announcements changed in the decorated ones?

Mickey's sunshine
10-15-2006, 09:14 PM
I was in Epcot yesterday when I saw it on the monorail and snapped a picture right at the last minute.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a336/crenee72/Disney/100_0501.jpg

By the way, I thought it was pretty cool. I like the new signs they have around the parks too. This is one in the ground and did not take a picture of the ones hanging on the poles (clouds with the castle)

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a336/crenee72/Disney/100_0534.jpg

happybratpack
10-15-2006, 09:41 PM
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a336/crenee72/Disney/100_0534.jpg

Very cool sign! Thanks for posting it. :)

Spaceship Earthfan
10-15-2006, 09:45 PM
Hmmm, when I first saw the pic, it looked like someone sprayed it with graffiti...I don't think I'm a big fan :confused3

maui2k5
10-15-2006, 10:02 PM
Maybe it looks better in person... Anyone know if this overlay is for the next 16 months or just the short term? What will be cool is when (probably sometime in the next 5 yrs or so) Disney gets upgraded monorails like Disneyland will be getting. Last time we were in Disney (late Sept 2006) a few monorail drivers said that the WDW monorails would be upgraded after Disneyland has had theirs a couple of years and worked out the kinks. Apparently the new monorails being built for Disneyland are designed by Disney Imagineering.

CR Resort Fan 4 Life
10-15-2006, 10:02 PM
I actually like the way the Monorail was designed. To me it shows WDW was thinking outside the box & not just putting a decal sticker like they did for the Happiest Celebration On Earth.

Nbtstatic
10-15-2006, 10:31 PM
While we're at it, have you guys seen Stitch "riding" on the front?

http://shilling.smugmug.com/photos/102855957-L.jpg

CR Resort Fan 4 Life
10-15-2006, 10:35 PM
That image of Stitch on the front of the Monorail is nothing new, at least to me. I saw it during the Happiest Celebration On Earth & I think others here would agree with me about that, if they were at WDW during that time.

maui2k5
10-15-2006, 10:44 PM
Stitch is still on a few of the monorails I believe. I know he was on several of them back in Sept 2005 and was still on one or two in late Sept 2006. I think he was put on to help with the advertising of Stitch's Great Escape which was being promoted during the Happiest Celebration on Earth...

SorcererDonald16
10-16-2006, 01:51 AM
Eh... must say I'm not a fan of the new overlay either. I like the monorails plain, or with minimal decorations added to them, like during the HCoE with the window decals. Then again, I am a WDW purist/traditionalist/whatever you want to call me. ;)

Glad a lot of you seem to like the look, though! And thanks to those who posted pictures! :wizard:

rubbergypsy
10-16-2006, 05:30 AM
i think that the monorail looks great!!

grumpymakesmehappy
10-16-2006, 06:21 AM
Not crazy about the design but really could care less. As long as the monorail's running, I'm not complaining!!!:)

BirdsOfPreyDave
10-16-2006, 07:04 AM
Perhaps it's more impressive in person. I'll hold off final judgement until I see it for myself. However, from the pictures, I'm afraid my first impression was that it reminds me of a graffiti-covered subway car.

http://www.graffiti.org/midniterun/flix/ny/images2/1.jpg

Nbtstatic
10-16-2006, 08:04 AM
Not crazy about the design but really could care less. As long as the monorail's running, I'm not complaining!!!:)


Could, or could'nt care less? :rolleyes1 :goodvibes

cabanafrau
10-16-2006, 08:12 AM
I think it looks kind of fun from the pictures -- maybe I need to go & personally inspect it? :goodvibes

mikelan6
10-19-2006, 10:16 AM
I like the new monorail color splash. I only hope the merchandise department is smart and makes a commemorative die cast model of it for sale!

liznboys
10-19-2006, 10:23 AM
I like it. :thumbsup2 Thanks for the pictures everyone!

beck0321
10-19-2006, 10:25 AM
I really like the color and design for this years celebration. I think the decal on the monrail is fun and interesting. I love bright colors and swirlys. I didn't like what they did with the castle last year. I thought it looked out of place. I can see them doing something cool and interesting with this design concept though. However, I doubt we'll see it since they aren't putting anything on the castle for the rest of the year (we'll be there in December).

Luv4Disney
10-19-2006, 10:26 AM
Awesome! Thanks for all the pics! I'm getting excited all over again! :teeth:

kupperman
10-19-2006, 10:52 AM
I think its cool looking. Thanks for the pictures everyone.

dvc guy
10-20-2006, 02:31 PM
Looks like the overlay you would see on any bus in Manhattan

Tomm Morrow
10-20-2006, 06:21 PM
I'm a Big Fan of the new monorail, Big Big Fan!

The synergy between Transportation andArt/Design Imagineers was truly magical. Everyone checked their egos at the door on this one, believe you me!

Becky_Boop
10-20-2006, 07:58 PM
OOOOoooooOOOOOh. Pretty!!

MinnieGi
10-20-2006, 09:14 PM
I like it!! I know my kids will think its very cool too. :)Thanks for the pictures.

Sammie
10-20-2006, 09:22 PM
Looks very festive to me.

What is controversial about it, :confused3

resol37
10-20-2006, 09:26 PM
Wow. I just got back yesterday and while I did see the new signs, I didn't see any of the monorails with the YoaMD decals on them. I only took the Epcot monorail (gold and purple stripes) so maybe they're only being used on certain ones and I missed them?

pixie dust 112
10-20-2006, 09:29 PM
I think they look great!

UrsulasShadow
10-20-2006, 09:30 PM
Looks fine to me. What's to complain about? I'm just not that picky, I guess. The year of the "birthday cake" castle, I hardly noticed.

ChrisFL
10-20-2006, 09:58 PM
eeh, they should have some all gold monorails during the 50th, now THAT would have been cool

cobbler
10-21-2006, 08:33 AM
EH. I like my monorails plain as well.

If it's only on the front car, then it isn't so bad but if it is on every car then I would think it looks tacky.

PratersloveDW
10-21-2006, 08:38 AM
Love it!

MonkeyPants
10-21-2006, 08:41 AM
dont love it, dont hate it



what are the new ones at disneyland like?

iwynlea
10-21-2006, 10:13 AM
We noticed the overlays when we were eating in Concourse Steakhouse on 10/3. I thought they were pretty -- wish I had thought to take a picture, though! D'oh!

SusanMomOf2
10-21-2006, 11:39 AM
I like the view of it from below; it looks like it ran through a very happy celebration! I love it!
I was in Epcot yesterday when I saw it on the monorail and snapped a picture right at the last minute.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a336/crenee72/Disney/100_0501.jpg

By the way, I thought it was pretty cool. I like the new signs they have around the parks too. This is one in the ground and did not take a picture of the ones hanging on the poles (clouds with the castle)

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a336/crenee72/Disney/100_0534.jpg

2angelsinheaven
10-22-2006, 02:11 PM
I like the design. I always thought there could be more added to the monorails.

budcollector
10-22-2006, 02:17 PM
they look cool, can't wait to get back down there an go for a ride

Disney Bumfords
10-22-2006, 02:24 PM
I just LOVE it!! I can't wait to ride it and I can becuase I LOVE MY HUBBY because he moved us from ASMov to the POLY POLY POLY POLY!!!

Can you tell I'm excited??? 19 days and COUNTING!!!

:cheer2: :cheer2: :yay: :yay: :cheer2:

:dance3: :dance3: :dance3: :dance3: :dance3:

kaybird
10-22-2006, 03:43 PM
Totally Cool! Must be the artist in me! :artist:

Great photos, thanks for sharing!

Robin4
10-22-2006, 05:18 PM
I love the monorails and for that matter I love WDW! Enough said :lovestruc For me the new promotional goodies that Disney brings out every year are what add to the excitement of going back! Disney could actually grafiti "Year of a Million Dreams" on the monorail and I would still be happy and excited! I can't wait to see more of it!

limabeanmom2003
10-22-2006, 06:23 PM
I like the look, but I don't think I would really like it if the whole monorail was decorated that way. It looks like it is just the front car, right? I can't wait to be there in April!!!!

DisneyMommyMichelle
10-22-2006, 06:28 PM
Very cute!!!

tinkkkloveee13
10-23-2006, 04:22 PM
they look so cool!! cant wait to gooo!! :wizard:

jiminyfan
10-25-2006, 10:18 AM
I cannot wait until my son sees them, he is a Monorail NUT!!!

Thanks for the pics.

:rotfl:

disneychickforever
10-25-2006, 10:40 AM
I think it looks cool, can't wait to see it IRL.

Smileybug
10-25-2006, 10:57 AM
I really like the pictures that I have seen posted!! My DH and I will get to see it in person soon!! Thanks to everyone that has shared the picts!! :thumbsup2

Foladar
10-29-2006, 12:16 AM
I took a few photos on my camera phone when we were getting ready to board, so they weren't that great but hey, its photos!

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/8057/2310061554xl1.jpghttp://img93.imageshack.us/img93/1214/2310061555pr5.jpg

jenr812
10-30-2006, 11:26 PM
I like the look, but I don't think I would really like it if the whole monorail was decorated that way. It looks like it is just the front car, right? I can't wait to be there in April!!!!
ITA :thumbsup2 I think it looks great on the far away pic that was posted :)

cjhinch
10-31-2006, 10:32 PM
I think it looks awesome!!

Cass
10-31-2006, 10:40 PM
I think they look beautiful :)

disgram
11-07-2006, 11:00 AM
I love the monorails to begin with and this just looks great!!!! We get excited when we see our first monorail and I cannot wait for the DGDs to see these for the first time in August!!!!! :cheer2: Something else new for my darlings to enjoy!!! Thanks for posting the pics all!! pixiedust: pixiedust:

FantasmicDreams
11-07-2006, 06:48 PM
I saw them last week. I thought they looked bright and pretty. :)

TDC Nala
11-11-2006, 05:12 PM
I don't much like it. It looks like the Magical Mystery Tour. Every time the monorail passes I get that song stuck in my head.