Anaheim in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Disneyland Monorail System
Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark
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 and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1959.
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 walking distance of this marker. Petrified Tree (approx. ¼ mile away); Lafitte's Anchor Carthay Circle Theatre (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Steam Donkey (approx. half a mile away); The Pelton Wheel (approx. half a mile away); Kate and Ella 1895 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cascade Falls (approx. 0.7 miles away); St. Michael's Episcopal Church (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anaheim.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 37 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.