Today we are sharing some of our secret Disney obsessions.
So what is it with men and transportation? If it has wheels and moves, we’re all over it! I never miss a chance to ride the Tomorrowland Speedway/Autopia cars, even though I can’t breathe while doing so.
DL Hotel: I’ll even drive indoors!
I use snuggling with my wife as an excuse to ride the PeopleMover, although technically it doesn’t have wheels, but it does move! For more on my obsession with this form of Disney transportation, and many other Disney ride vehicles, just click the link.
I also love the vintage vehicles on Main Street.
DL: Up or down?
I even prefer to drive to Walt Disney World instead of flying! Let’s face it, I’m hooked on Disney transportation!
But I think I come by this obsession honestly as I share it, not only with every other man on the planet, but also with Walt Disney himself. After all, who do you think put all of those wheeled wonders in the parks?
DL: I even love riding the trams!
But my top two transportation-related Disney obsessions are the trains and monorails, both at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
WDW: Frontierland Station, as seen from Splash Mountain queue
DL: Casey Jr. chugging around the track
There’s nothing like the sound of a real steam locomotive! And when it travels along a scenic route such as in a Disney park, one can’t help but love the trip.
In contrast, there is also nothing quite like gliding silently along the cement beam of the monorial!
WDW: Monorail Purple in Epcot
DL: Monorail Red traveling over Finding Nemo subs
Maybe it’s the extreme difference in technologies between the steam engine and the monorail that makes riding these forms of transportation so special for me. Leave it to Walt Disney to include the nostalgic right alongside the modern!
Before I conclude this post, I should confess one final transportation-related obsession:
WDW: I even like riding the buses!
So those are my obsessions involving Disney! What are yours? Let me know in the comments. Thank you!
The Disney forms of transportation are almost as good as the attractions themselves. Many times, we have jumped on a monorail just for the ride, not as a means to get from point A to point B. The same with the boats, too.
You and us both!
My son is right there with you. He does not care about any ride in the parks except for the transportation options. From tram to train to monorail. Oh, he does consider the Peoplemover a train.
Yup, it’s a man thing! Thanks for commenting!
I love Disney transportation too! Especially the monorails. Sometimes I just get on the monorail and ride the full loop just for fun. There’s also one more Disney form of transportation-The Magical Express or the Tragic Express depending on whether you are heading back to the airport or not!
I’ve ridden the Magical Express to and from WDW and, yes, the ride to was better than from!
Thanks for commenting!
I love Disney Transportation! I had the amazing opportunity to have breakfast with Bob Gurr a couple of years ago and enjoyed discussing some of his designs with him.
It would be awesome to hear his first-hand stories! You had a great opportunity. Thanks for commenting!
I’m not a guy, and I could take the Tomorrowland Speedway or leave it, but I 100% agree with the rest of this post! So, I guess I’m rather obsessed with Disney transportation also! Especially the monorail. And the people mover. And the WDW Railroad.
We guys can share our transportation obsession with you gals… if we have to… I guess. Disney Nouns is an equal opportunity obsessor!