Just one day after Walt Disney World announced one of their monorails would be themed to The Avengers, the ‘Avengerail’ has made its debut on the Magic Kingdom express line.
I caught up with it at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and the glossy black wrap is quite stunning in person, contrasted by the colorful Avengers characters: the Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and Thor, with lightning bolts extending toward the back with “The Avengers” logo.
Take a look at it rounding the track from the hotel toward the Magic Kingdom in the video below, just an hour or two after its debut.
Video: The Avengers monorail debuts at Walt Disney World
And a few stills, highlighting each character and element:
Disney, of course, is promoting The Avengers because they have owned Marvel since 2009. Disney and Marvel’s highly-anticipated “The Avengers” hits theaters on May 4, 2012.
It’s not known how long Walt Disney World will leave Monorail Red wrapped in the Avengers design. The “Tronorail” promoted “Tron: Legacy” for more than a year, so this “Avengerail” could be around for many months, or at least throughout the full theatrical run of “The Avengers,” and possibly until the film’s home release.
For as long as it’s around, you’ll find the Avengers monorail on the Magic Kingdom or resort lines, not the Epcot beams. Today it took roughly 18-20 minutes for the new Avengers-themed monorail to make a full loop around the track, but depending on crowd levels and how many monorails are running, that time may vary. The beams are parallel to each other, with monorails running in opposite directions, and the resort line stops three more times than the express.