Plexiglass dividers removed from the Walt Disney World monorails as capacity is increased

Jun 15, 2021 in "Walt Disney World Monorail System"

Plexiglass dividers removed from the monorails
Posted: Tuesday June 15, 2021 7:44am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Walt Disney World monorail system is boosting its rider capacity from today as the plexiglass dividers are removed across the fleet.

With the reopening of the parks in June 2020, the monorails operated with just one party per bench within each section with a divider between benches. It then later moved to one party per plexiglass divided module within each cabin, which could mean more than one party per bench.



We now see all plexiglass dividers removed, but boarding is still organized by a Cast Member at the loading area with guests assigned a numbered row to board.

Multiple group are now seated per bench. As an example, two separate individuals may be seated on the same bench.

The new configuration would appear to put the capacity of each monorail cabin at 16 currently. Standing space does not yet appear to be in use, and masks are still required onboard.

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MousertainmentJun 29, 2021

I know this thread is referring to WDW, but at DL the trams aren't running either. Per my phone, it was 1.3 miles of walking to get from my car to the front gate of the parks at DL. So if you include there and back again, that's 2 1/2 miles. Which is 2 1/2 miles more of the park that could be enjoyed that didn't need to be walked to and from the parking structure, no matter how good your physical condition may be. The trams are needed.

disneygeek90Jun 28, 2021

I mean... I understand the sentiment but you're going to a theme park that requires lots of walking. If someone is physically unable to walk to the front of the park before needing to rent a wheel chair, they should probably have that handled before arriving at the park.

Baloo62Jun 28, 2021

Oh, I don't know, maybe for the elderly...young children...those with mobility issues. But yeah, screw 'em for a few extra bucks of profit. You're really walking the walk with that inclusion key there, Disney.

dreday3Jun 22, 2021

Anyone know the reason why the Mexico Pavilion is still having guests wait in line to get in? I thought distancing was relaxed?

wdwmagicJun 22, 2021

Yep, it is all just a matter of labor now to rip these things down. Probably a safe bet that give it another week, and everything will be gone.

DCBakerJun 22, 2021

Reportedly the plexiglass in queue lines of Haunted Mansion, BTMRR and Peter Pan are now gone.

Captain BarbossaJun 22, 2021

Lol, maybe, but my sniffer works just fine with the masks I wear/wore.

GimpYancIentJun 22, 2021

It's the masks not the social distancing that obscured aromas.

Captain BarbossaJun 22, 2021

I’m sure gonna miss social distancing. It really was nice not to be able to smell other guests.

SirwalterraleighJun 22, 2021

…oh brooke… its not “the first time” at all…you’re just obsessed 👍🏻

DCBakerJun 22, 2021

GimpYancIentJun 22, 2021

I am waiting to see when they get moved to Living W The Land to protect the growing produce.

donsullivanJun 22, 2021

Everything is a day-by-day change right now but when I rode Safari on Saturday afternoon they were still there.

dreday3Jun 22, 2021

Sorry if I missed this - have the plastic barriers been removed from the Safari vehicles?