The Monorail was one of the largest construction projects to be undertaken by the park during the 1980s. When the grand entrance to the park was constructed in 1985, it was clear the monorail’s addition was already in mind as the platform on which the track passes over was included ready for the retrospective addition.
The Monorail wasn’t a new attraction when it arrived at the park in 1987, having originally operated at Expo’ 86 in Vancouver in Canada. Once the Expo’ had closed in October 1986, the track and trains were transported to the park and modified ready for their grand opening by William Shatner and George Takei in August 1987. As shown by the advertising banner featured in the images below, the new mode of transportation was advertised as “the world’s greatest monorail”.