A look at the refurbished Monorail Coral on the Walt Disney World Monorail System

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Monorail Coral refurbished - October 2021
Posted: Wednesday November 24, 2021 9:24am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Monorail Coral rejoined The Walt Disney World Monorail system late last month as the latest train to be refurbished as part of the current monorail upgrade program.

Along with a complete repaint, the interior also got a refresh, with the new colored bulkhead designs that we have seen rolled out across the fleet.

Also new for Coral is the addition of the blue delta on the exterior.

Monorail Yellow is currently in the monorail shop and will be the next train to be refurbished.

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Monorail_Red3 minutes ago

No. Those trains were Monorail Pink and Purple, replaced with Monorail Teal and Peach, respectively.

Keith bylander1 hour ago

was that one of the monorails that backed into and killed an operator while preparing to change rails to the yard?

Gabe12 days ago

Depends. Did Disney fix the ventilation for passengers?

JoeCamel2 days ago

Coral has looked old forever, good to see the love

Monorail_Red2 days ago

Part of the issue was the repaints they did in the late 90's/early 2000's were horrendous. Thats when Lime's original blue deltas were replaced with white, but the original blue still poked through as the new paint layer peeled off. Coral had multiple shades and sloppy deltas, some trains were missing the D's at the cabs or they were way out of place. Red had a wavy/uneven stripe on the access panels. Pink (and for a while Teal) had pink overspray on the accordions between cars. It was pretty bad. Never understood why the Monorails were exempt from Disney's attention to detail

Walt d2 days ago

Looking good. It was past time, for a redo’

DomVF072 days ago

Funny you should mention that. On corals the “automated” was a lot quieter than when the pilot came on. Didn’t notice at first since we’re just so used to hearing it.

Monorail_Red3 days ago

So about the spiels...I've been there 4 times this year, and noticed this issue only on the recently refurbished trains. The automated spiels including "please stand clear of the doors" were not working for the most part. I mentioned it to a pilot and they just shrugged it off as not being a big deal. Kindof striking to me they're running like that, back when I used to work there we would take a train out of service for that issue if it's not something that could be quickly fixed outside shop. I hope they've since fixed this or are at least working on it. I believe the manual spiels are due to the door incident on Red a few years ago, that's when they started the manual announcements before departing. Probably a legal thing. And will likely be a bigger legal thing if they don't fix at least the "please stand clear of the doors" spiel, if not already rectified.

JoeCamel3 days ago

I think with the ATC system but my logic says it should be easier to automate them than have the pilot do them.

DomVF073 days ago

I mean maybe I’m crazy but I distinctively remember all announcements being automated? When did the change take place I know it’s been at least a decade?

JoeCamel3 days ago

They need to take a cue from boat skippers and good airline pilots being descriptive and animated but I think management might frown on them diverting their attention to do that.

DomVF073 days ago

Rode her last night. Can attest the heat works! Lol. It does look sharp with the new black vents. Am I the only one though that finds the driver announcements should go back to automated? Some just slur it so much now I feel like I’m back in NY on the subway.

Dan Deesnee3 days ago

I'm not a fan of the black deltas, not sure why. I think it just sort of looks dated, I guess.

Monorail_Red3 days ago

Unlike many others Coral always had a delta but it used to be white, to distinguish it from the former Monorail Pink. I heard earlier this year all the trains were getting deltas that did not have them previously, however Gold was skipped when it was repainted this year. I'm not crazy about the trains receiving deltas that didn't have them previously. The new black window vents replacing the old gray ones does look very sharp, however. For Coral I'm just happy that the stripe is no longer multiple shades of Coral and the deltas are no longer crooked. The previous paint job looked really bad, to those who pay attention to the details...