On today’s date in 1987, the Disneyland Monorail debuted a very important upgrade. The attraction underwent a major transformation, as its Mark III trains were relaunched as Mark V trains. These trains would continue to run until the introduction of the next model to Disneyland in 2008.
Take a look below at a photo of the original Monorail, which opened on June 14, 1959, followed by the Mark V that would come later on in 1987.
Over the past year, the Official Disney Parks Blog has been collecting a historical account of the Monorail. The series currently includes three articles, leading up to the Mark V’s launch in 1987:
- The History of the Disneyland Monorail: Mark I, 1959-1961
- The History of the Disneyland Monorail: Mark II, 1961-1969
- The History of the Disneyland Monorail: Mark III, 1969-1987
Be sure to check those articles out for more Monorail history, and let us know your memories of this famous attraction in the comments.