Highway in the Sky over Epcot

Photographic Innoventions by Scott Thomas

Keeping with this week’s photo theme, here is another iconic symbol of not only Epcot but all of Walt Disney World: the WDW Monorail System known as the Highway in the Sky. Each day, monorails transport thousands of resort guests around the Seven Seas Lagoon on either the Express or Resort track back and forth to the Magic Kingdom. You can also transfer to the Epcot track at the Ticket & Transportation Center (TTC) for further service to Epcot.

Monorail Pink in Epcot's Future World, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida.
Monorail Pink passing by the Imagination Pavilion.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/200s, f/11, ISO 200, EV -0.3, 180mm focal length.

I took this from the walkway between the Odyssey restaurant and World Showcase. I waited for a few minutes for a monorail to pass by. This is one of those reference photos I take to remind me to revisit this location in the future when the Sun is close to setting.

Monorails give a very relaxing, smooth and air conditioned ride even if you have to stand. Remember…Por favor mantenerse al lado de las puertas! at each stop.

Scott's "Photographic Innoventions" blog focuses on intermediate to advanced photography concepts and techniques relevant for Point and Shoot and Digital SLR cameras.

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2 Replies to “Highway in the Sky over Epcot”

  1. Nice shot. My brother and I have always had a soft spot for the Monorails.

    I wish there were more monorails at the parks…I wish you could still ride up front…I wish they still handed out co-pilot licenses and pins…sigh

    Scott replies: Me, too!

  2. “Please stand clear of the doors. Por favor manténganse alejado de las puertas.”

    I love the monorail. Even though I enjoy the boats and buses, nothing says “you’re finally here” more than taking a ride in the monorail. My monorail t-shirt and car window decal further attest to my devotion 😉

    Scott replies: Totally agree! I need to get me an monorail t-shirt.