1959 Monorail Dedication at Disneyland with Richard Nixon

The opening ceremonies for the Monorail with Richard Nixon, Walt Disney, and Dick’s kids. It also includes a small briefing on what exactly a monorail is.


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4 thoughts on “1959 Monorail Dedication at Disneyland with Richard Nixon

  1. metagirl says:

    I can’t wait for the monorails to “crisscross metropolitan centers”…apparently our “tomorrow” has yet to be realized as a society. We should all just move to Disneyland where life is good and travel is skyward…although I prefer EPCOT.

    BTW, they couldn’t get some sharper scissors for the vice president’s kids?

  2. The Owl says:

    In Seattle, during the late 90s/early 00s, there was an attempt to expand the monorail line there (a remnant of the 1962 World’s Fair; currently a novelty with exactly two stops) into a citywide transportation system. Sadly, we wound up with boring old light rail instead.

  3. I have been on the Seattle monorail and remembered reading they might expand it. A real shame they didn’t. Nothing in the world like traveling by monorail.

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