Apparently it’s been leaked that there might be a new Monorail Mark X coming as part of EPCOT’s upcoming Play Pavilion. I’m listing this a a rumor though because we don’t know if this is still in play. Insiders have said that a lot of unannounced projects have been canceled or delayed. So until Disney confirms this, it could be one of them.
Where does this rumor come from?
Imaginerding put up a video review of the book The Disney Monorail: Imagineering a Highway in the Sky. It seems he has an advanced copy of the book that is not releasing until September 15, 2020.
The back of the book features an image that looks like a print advertising the Mark X Monorail with the Play Pavilion logo on the upper left corner and “Next stop…Play!” It also says “Monorail Mark X Arriving in EPCOT 2021” and “WEDWAY” on the lower right corner.
On Twitter @TheHorizoneer posted the following:
I CALLED THAT PLAY PAVILION WOULD HAVE A MONORAIL SIMULATOR BECAUSE OF THE WEDWAY LOGO pic.twitter.com/d6VBWuBjAE
— 𝗣𝗵𝗶𝗹 – 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗛𝗢𝗥𝗜𝗭𝗢𝗡𝗘𝗘𝗥 (@TheHorizoneer) August 15, 2020
Another question is whether this is a simulator or actual Monorail?
Some think it’s a simulator but Mr. Penguin on WDWMagic pointed out that the monorail may be extended in or near the pavilion as there is what appears to be a “monorail footer” next to the pavilion.
“Although… probably a big hint that they’ll extend the monorail as predicted by this monorail footer right next to PLAY!…”
WDWNT pointed out that the monorail and WEDWAY appears on the Disney Play concept art:
The fly in the ointment is that we do know that the Play Pavilion is moving forward again, but we don’t know what’s been cut and we have been hearing that cuts have been made to a lot of projects and many were never announced. If this was one of those we can’t say. All we can do is wait and see if we get an official announcement since the book has it in it.
If you are interested in pre-ordering the book for $32.99 you can do so HERE.
Here’s the write-up for the book
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