Audio: Walt Disney World updates monorail narration for 2012 on Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and resort lines

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Not long after Walt Disney World debuted the ‘Avengerail‘, Disney has updated the monorail narrations on that and all other monorails rounding the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and resort lines in Florida.

The new narrator is notably less energetic than his predecessor, but certainly gets the job done in informing passengers about what they’re seeing as they glide across the “highway in the sky.” Take a listen to the full new narration from the Transportation and Ticket Center to the Magic Kingdom and back via binaural audio below, with the non-narrative parts edited out.

Audio: New Walt Disney World monorail narration for 2012, from the Transportation and Ticket Center to Magic Kingdom and back

The Walt Disney World monorail system has featured many different narrations and narrators over its 40+ years in operation, beginning with Jack Wagner in the early ’70s. Wagner’s famous “Please stand clear of the doors. Por favor mantengase alejado de las puertas.” line can still be heard as the automatic doors close on each of the monorails, but the rest of the narration is now simple and rather subdued.

It’s worth noting that the new narration refers to the Magic Kingdom as featuring “six themed lands”: Main Street USA, Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Liberty Square, Frontierland, and Adventureland. The count was formerly seven when Mickey’s Toontown Fair was around, but with its replacement, Storybook Circus, not quite complete, it seems six is the magic number for now.


  1. Didn’t they change the announcer a few years back? I think I remember that the new voice wasn’t that popular so they went back to the predecessor. That one brought back memories of my brother and I riding the monorail for hours as children, trying memorized the entire announcement in Spanish for when the doors close: “Por favor mantengase alejado de las puertas”

    1. Ricky Brigante

      The narration gets updated every few years. This is the latest in a long line of narrations and narrators.

  2. Nick

    I hope they update the resort monorail as well. It still uses the Celebrate Today theme and mentions 7 themed lands!

    1. Nicole

      I just returned from the GF yesterday, and they had updated the resort monorail!

  3. PecosBill

    It definitely lacks the energy and enthusiasm of the original Jack Wagner narrations, and those of Kevin Miles, Matt Hanson, Joe Hursh.

    Noone did it like Jack Wagner.

  4. EdL

    As a voice actor, and as a Disney fan…the new narration is horrendous. Bank VRU voices have more excitement, my guess is this version won’t be around for long.

    1. Matthew

      I really hope they bring back Joe Hursh.

  5. Matthew Greene

    Disney needs to let Joe Hursh continue doing the announcements. This new guys sounds cheap and has 0 enthusiasm.

  6. tj mahan

    heard it for the first time yesterday (6/17/12), wow…VERY lame, unenthusiastic, and un-Disney Like. The busses still have the same sound, so maybe a temporary speil…one only hopes!


    Why isn’t Christian Nyby mentioned as one the best narrators of Disney documentaries?

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