Novelty Monorails - Nara Dreamland
No friends, this isn't Disneyland! It's the original imitation
Disneyland, built by non-Disney folks in Japan. It's called Nara
Dreamland and it opened in 1961. What would an imitation Disneyland
be without a monorail? Tokyo Shibaura Electric built the figure
8-shaped loop line you see on this page. The following photographs
were shot by TMS member Kevin Barbee.
Spaceliner! This is a second generation train making a trip around
Vintage 1961 Alweg-style track.
The Spaceliner station is near the skyride and mountain bobsled
How about four headlights?
It's kind of a boxy looking control panel for such a sleek train,
It's not a walk-through train, but in a pinch you can slide those
doors open and crawl through. Thanks for the great pictures Kevin!
Update: Nara Dreamland closed permanently in August of 2006.
Kim A Pedersen's YouTube video: If this is Nara, I must be in Dreamland (includes full front view ride on monorail)
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