Anaheim in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Disneyland Monorail System
Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark
— 1959 —
Disney engineers designed this monorail system, based on the system developed by Axel L. Wenner-Gren (ALWEG). Built at the Walt Disney Studios, the system is intended to apply to urban transit. Opened in 1959, it has been in daily passenger service ever since. The cars are equipped with 600 volt D.C. 100 HP electric motors driving rubber tired wheels on a single beam trackway.
Rededicated June 14, 2004.
Erected 1986 by American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • Railroads & Streetcars.
Location. 33° 48.771′ N, 117° 55.002′ W. Marker is in Anaheim, California, in Orange County. Marker can be reached from Disneyland Drive. The marker is located in Disneyland at the Tomorrowland Monorail Station. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1313 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim CA 92802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Petrified Tree (approx. ¼ mile away); The Steam Donkey (approx. half a mile away); The Pelton WheelKate and Ella 1895 (approx. 0.7 miles away); St. Michael's Episcopal Church (approx. one mile away); Old Anaheim Library (approx. 1½ miles away); Site of San Pedro Gate (approx. 1½ miles away); Loara School Bell (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anaheim.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 27, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.