Monorail Barn? Can you ride in the cockpit?

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  1. monorailrabbit

    monorailrabbit Rabbits Rabbits Everywhere!

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    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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  3. BearcatsFan

    BearcatsFan <font color=green>we finally had a minute to breat

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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.
     
  4. chalee94

    chalee94 <font color=green>I thought all sand was ground up

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    you brought up a tragic situation.

    as stated, not an option any more.
     
  5. monorailrabbit

    monorailrabbit Rabbits Rabbits Everywhere!

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    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 Rabbits Rabbits Everywhere!

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    Any info on the monorail barn? Is it possible to find every color without going to the barn?
     
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    Metro West <font color=red>Proud Redhead<br><font color=blue> Moderator

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    Welcome!
     
  8. monorailrabbit

    monorailrabbit Rabbits Rabbits Everywhere!

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    Thanks! :goodvibes

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  9. GoofyGraham

    GoofyGraham Earning My Ears

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    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.
     
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  11. jw50

    jw50 <font color=purple>I might make it sound more emba

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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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