Last Friday, Disneyland Resort celebrated the long-awaited return of the iconic Disneyland monorail. The beloved “highway to heaven” flew around the park to the delight of its worshiping passengers, offering each guest the unique views that have been missed.
The cast members of the Tomorrowland station were among the most excited fans and we asked each of them to try to describe their emotion in a few words.
We also had a unique behind-the-scenes opportunity to talk to Peter, an electrician who makes sure all guests have a good time on the monorail. Peter has worked on the monorail for most of his #DisneyCastLife, so we made sure to get to know his favorite part about how the attraction works and how it feels to bring that piece of magic back to our guests.
Q: How long have you been a cast member?
A: I have been a cast member here for almost 32 years.
Q: What is your favorite part of being a cast member?
A: All the experiences I’ve been able to do: work with different people, work on different attractions, and learn. I’ve been an electrician since I was 20, so I’ve been doing it recently. It’s a job like no other.
P: You’ve been working on the Disneyland monorail for about 12 years now. What do you like about this?
A: Working on the Disneyland monorail is like nothing else in the park. It’s not as easy as “1-2-3”, that’s for sure. It’s all about understanding how everything works. This is really important.
Q: How does it feel to get the Disneyland monorail back after more than a year?
A: It feels good. It’s a good thing. It feels good that our team is back with the camaraderie we have here. We like to have fun up here.