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Old 03-28-2013, 06:45 PM   #16
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It smells like urine to me, thus it's not my favorite Disney smell!
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:36 PM   #17
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LOL, we commented in January that the monorail BO was worse than uual
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:13 PM   #18
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It smells like urine to me, thus it's not my favorite Disney smell!
. Me too!, I always said it smelled like a whizzy diaper. My sister one time rode in a car that odor free! Notice I said one time.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:19 PM   #19
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Makes me nauseous. I hate the monorail.
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:42 PM   #20
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Disney Smells

I used to work on the SkyWay at Disneyland back in the day. On the Tomorrowland side the smells of the Autopia cars (gasoline) and the Submarine ride (diesel) would waft up to the station, mingled with the char-grilled burgers from Coke Terrace all shift long. Now those smell instantly take me back in time, and the odd thing is, they evoke memories of 80's music that the bands would play every night on the rising stage at Coke Terrace. I actually like the smell of diesel trucks and buses now because of these associations.

I have since learned (I am a clinical psychologist) that the nerves from our nose run straight through the memory areas (hippocampus) and emotional centers (amygala) of our brains. So smells can elicit strong memories and associated feelings. Whether the monorail smells like cat pee (laughed loud and long at that one ), cow poo or carpet glue, the association to a pleasant place is what makes it endearing.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:16 PM   #21
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The monorail doesn't smell like manure to me. My DS has a Power Rangers backpack from PreK that smells like the monorail! I can't explain the smell but it just smells Disney! LOL
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:22 PM   #22
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It's similar to the smell you get when you turn your AC on in the car after a long winter. It's a combination of wet dog, mold, and tinkle, luckily it disappears from the car after a day or so. Sadly the monorail always smells (reeks) that way.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:27 PM   #23
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It does smell like manure. It is sooo stinky! Why does it smell like that? It may like smelling it because i love the monorail but it does stink.
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:53 AM   #24
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I think some of you may be confusing the smell of the people with and around you that smell like B.O it's not the monorail it's the people that go to disney and forget to SHOWER! () if you stay on property and get in first thing in the morning you'll know what I'm taking about.
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:57 AM   #25
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I agree with everyone who thinks the monorail smells like manure. Ick! What a stink.
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:57 AM   #26
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Haha! I always think the monorail smells like manure! But I grew up on a dairy farm so that's not a bad thing, believe it or not.
Agree! It smells like farm! Doesn't bother me because I'm used to it!
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:50 AM   #27
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I agree the monorails do not smell bad and nothing beats the cold air on a hot humid day.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:12 AM   #28
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I used to work on the SkyWay at Disneyland back in the day. On the Tomorrowland side the smells of the Autopia cars (gasoline) and the Submarine ride (diesel) would waft up to the station, mingled with the char-grilled burgers from Coke Terrace all shift long. Now those smell instantly take me back in time, and the odd thing is, they evoke memories of 80's music that the bands would play every night on the rising stage at Coke Terrace. I actually like the smell of diesel trucks and buses now because of these associations.

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Love the SkyWay background.
Yep, I can't think of any WDW produced scent that I have an olfactory issue with since I associate the smell with a happy place. It just smells like the monorail to me (especially when our car is empty) and CoP smells, well, like CoP
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:20 AM   #29
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I know exactly what the OP is saying... there is something about the materials inside (plastics or carpets) that is a memorable smell. As soon as I saw this post it created strong memory associations for me. I get the same thing from some other places - there is a unique smell from school bus vinyl that has a similar strong memory link for me.

The scents they pump into the hotel lobbies do the same thing... and they know it that's why they do it. The first Disney hotel I stayed at that does this is the Beach Club... and ever since it has been my favorite partly because of that intense memory-recognition that takes places when I walk into the lobby.

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I think some of you may be confusing the smell of the people with and around you that smell like B.O it's not the monorail it's the people that go to disney and forget to SHOWER! () if you stay on property and get in first thing in the morning you'll know what I'm taking about.
Nononono!! I have gotten into empty cars and it selled like a whizzy diaper.
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