Disney Resort Line
|Locale||Tokyo Disney Resort, Urayasu, Chiba|
|Transit type||Straddle-beam monorail|
|Number of lines||1|
|Number of stations||4|
|Began operation||27 July 2001|
|Operator(s)||Maihama Resort Line Co., Ltd.|
|System length||5.0 km (3.1 mi)|
|Track gauge||400 mm (16 in)|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC|
|Top speed||50 km/h (30 mph)|
The Disney Resort Line (ディズニーリゾートライン? Dizunī Rizōto Rain), officially called Dizunī Rizōto Rain-sen (ディズニーリゾートライン線?, "Disney Resort Line Line"), is an automated monorail in Japan, which operates between Maihama Station and the Tokyo Disney Resort. The system is operated by Maihama Resort Line Co., Ltd. (舞浜リゾートライン? Maihama Rizōto Rain), the subsidiary of Oriental Land Co., Ltd. that operates the resort.
Legally speaking, the line is built as a "railway", just like ordinary rapid transits or commuter rail lines. As such, season tickets are available, and Pasmo and Suica IC cards can also be used on this line. In reality, however, the line mostly functions as the gateway attraction of the Disney Resort, and all of the stations are located on the private property of Oriental Land.
Disney Resort Line
Trains on the loop line travel in one direction only, taking approximately 13 minutes to make one circuit. All trains stop at all stations.
Resort Gateway Station
|Location||Urayasu, Chiba, near to Maihama Station on the JR Keiyō Line||Layout||One track, platforms on either side equipped with automatic platform gates. Passengers enter the train from the right and exit to the left.|
|Transfers||JR Keiyō Line (Maihama Station)||Nearest
|Disney Ambassador Hotel, Hotel Dream Gate Maihama, Ikspiari, Tokyo Disney Resort Welcome Center, Urayasu City Maihama Station Administrative Service Center|
Tokyo Disneyland Station
|Location||Urayasu, Chiba, in front of Tokyo Disneyland||Layout||One side platform with automatic platform gates|
|Bon Voyage!, Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo Disneyland Hotel, Tokyo Disneyland Parking|
|Location||Urayasu, Chiba||Layout||One side platform with automatic platform gates|
|Tokyo Disneyland Official Hotels (Hilton Tokyo Bay, Hotel Okura Tokyo Bay, Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel, Sunroute Plaza Tokyo, Tokyo Bay Hotel Tokyu, Tokyo Bay Maihama Hotel)|
Tokyo DisneySea Station
|Location||Urayasu, Chiba, in front of Tokyo DisneySea||Layout||One track, platforms on either side equipped with automatic platform gates. Passengers enter the train from the right and exit to the left.|
|Tokyo DisneySea, Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta, Resort Parking, Urayasu City Clean Center, Urayasu Civil Sports Park, Urayasu Funeral Hall, Urayasu Heliport|
Officially, it is not possible to leave the resort from this station, but an exit does exist (from DisneySea itself), allowing access to Urayasu Heliport, Urayasu City Clean Center, Urayasu Civil Sports Park, and Urayasu Funeral Hall.
The line is operated using a fleet of five unclassified 6-car "Resort Liner" monorail trains. Each train is finished in a different colour. Up to four trains operate on the loop at one time, running with a minimum headway of approximately 3 minutes.
The annual ridership figures for the line are as shown below.
|Fiscal year||Passengers per year|
- Disneyland Monorail System
- Monorails in Japan
- Rail transport in Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
- Walt Disney World Monorail System
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- Official website by Oriental Land (in English)
- Official website by Oriental Land (in Japanese)
- Official website by Tokyo Disney Resort (in English)
- Official website by Tokyo Disney Resort (in Japanese)