Monorail Black to get Star Wars promo window decoration

Nov 23, 2015 in "Walt Disney World Monorail System"

Keep an eye on the monorail beam this week for the Star Wars monorail.

Monorail Black is now decked-out with window decals to promote the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie.

Unlike the TRONorail or the Iron Man promos which features full wraps, the Star Wars overlay makes use of only the window areas similar to the Monsters University promotion on Monorail Teal in 2013.

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Article Posted: Nov 23, 2015 / 2:11pm EST
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Duke of DisneyNov 30, 2015

Hmm a full wrap would have been nice. I mean, the TRON-o-RAIL got it..

RadiatorSpringsRacerNov 28, 2015

I'm more of a fan of this than previous monorail wraps. It keeps the current paint job's character intact instead of covering the whole thing.

Monorail_RedNov 28, 2015

To my knowledge, yes, but as far as I know this was not done. Coral for example, before the TRON wrap it had a terrible pain job with the Coral stripe very sloppy and different shades in places. When the TRON wrap came off, only the roof and cabs were repainted (since they were painted that dark blue to match wrap). I was disappointed to see the rest of the train was not repainted. I haven't seen Red or Black in person since their wraps came off, but I'm willing to bet the same is true on those trains.

MarkTwainNov 28, 2015

Didn't previous wraps require that the monorail be repainted once the wrap came off? Maybe they just went with window decals this time so they could avoid doing any repainting. Either way, it's not as horrible or disruptive as the full-body wraps. Although by the looks of it, Monorail Black could really use a repaint.

Uncle LupeNov 28, 2015

Call this thread a wrap.

Sage of TimeNov 25, 2015

Looks terrible and cheap, just like all the other monorail overlays. The monorail is an icon of WDW. No need to mess with it.

FrankLapidusNov 25, 2015

My first thought was "how did they do that?" rather than "2 hour toy advertisment" but there you go. For me it was an early glimpse of a pretty amazing and unique practical effect that normally would just be added digitally after filming but then I don't immediately and fervently think "CASHGRAB!" everytime I see anything to do with Star Wars, particularly now that George "didn't see a future in dead Han toys" Lucas is no longer involved. And this is where I stop taking you seriously. “I could see where things were headed. The toy business began to drive the Lucasfilm] empire. It’s a shame. They make three times as much on toys as they do on films. It’s natural to make decisions that protect the toy business, but that’s not the best thing for making quality films,” former Lucasfilm insider and producer of the first two "[B]Star Wars" films [B]Gary Kurtz told [URL='http://herocomplex.latimes.com/movies/star-wars-was-born-a-long-time-ago-but-not-all-that-far-far-away-in-1972-filmmakers-george-lucas-and-gary-kurtz-wer/']Hero Complex[/URL] in 2010. He also said “the first film and ‘Empire’ were about story and character, but I could see that George’s priorities were changing.” “We had an outline and George changed everything in it,” he said. “Instead of bittersweet and poignant, he wanted a euphoric ending with everybody happy. The original idea was that they would recover [the kidnapped] Han Solo in the early part of the story and that he would then die in the middle part of the film in a raid on an Imperial base. George then decided he didn’t want any of the principals killed. By that time, there were really big toy sales and that was a reason.”[/I] Yeah...I think you're way off on that one. If there is "animus" it's not because Lucas doesn't like how Iger views the franchise. If anyone, including Bob Iger, thinks that Star Wars is a "toy franchise that happened to make movies", its down to George Lucas and the choices he made when the franchise was his to control.

Jon81ukNov 25, 2015

I think this was exactly the idea that the designer had, the monorail is passing through the desert scene and its reflected in the windows, so in some respects it probably works perfectly if that's what you are picking up on.

lazyboy97oNov 24, 2015

Such a shame that so many Walt Disney World fans don't really like themed entertainment and insist that the medium must kowtow to film.

polynesiangirlNov 24, 2015

I am really excited to see it; it'll be my son's first real movie "event" and I love the heck out of Star Wars so I was an easy sell. I do share the concern that nothing could ever possibly live to the hype though. I think people will always chase their first Star Wars high and there are some things about youth and/or your first introduction to the franchise that you just can't ever replicate. I am especially concerned, having just marathoned what feels like a galatic eternity's worth of Star Wars movies and cartoons in the past few weeks that...I don't know that I really NEED to be told any more about these people. The saga is so detailed and long, I mean, they have visited and revisited so many things already. The longer it goes on the higher the chances of it being a rehash, or just completely veering off into being Just Another SciFi Movie, increase dramatically. I hope their writing team can pull it off and make it feel old but somehow new again. That's a tall order when you have staggering amounts of existing of content to follow that people Feel a Lot Of Important Feelings About.

Arthur WellesleyNov 24, 2015

Actually, the constant advertisement is not the part that annoys me. I LOVE that. I love it anytime a commercial comes on television for the film. I enjoy seeing all the merch. on store aisles. All of that is great. But what does ruin it some is the over-hyped box-office predictions being constantly thrown at us by Disney & others. "This is going to be the highest-grossing bestest movie in the history of ever!" Really? And we know this how? Back to the football reference in my last post. Wouldn't it annoy the living hell outta most of us if a team, every week, went on record saying: "We ARE going to win the Super Bowl this season! We are the absolute best, and nobody can stop us. No way, no how." I'm not saying confidence is bad...but sometimes it can go overboard. We can all agree that this will be a highly successful movie, as to be expected from the Star Wars name. If it does wind up being the #1 movie of all-time, well that's great too. But that bold prediction needs to stop being shoved at us every week. It kinda takes the fun out of it all. Just my opinion, of course.

rucifeeNov 24, 2015

... Exactly, I'm excited for the new film, and I have my tickets ready and waiting. The constant in your face advertisement is really annoying, and I sadly expect to be let down because of all the unnecessary hype.

Andrew CNov 24, 2015

I disagree with 95% of what @ford91exploder posts, but you make me want to be best friends with him. I have my moments and can be a jerk sometimes. But you don't ever seem to get there is a difference between challenging someone's statements and just being a complete *you know what* about it.

rucifeeNov 24, 2015

It's only a problem for a few of you who seem to be very bothered that I'm here and that I challenge some of the silly things some of you say. You have an ignore button, you are welcome to use it as others have. I'm not going to respond to further attacks and allow you to derail the thread.