PHOTOS: Monorail Black Has Become the “Iron Man-O-Rail”

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While the latest installment of the “Iron Man” films doesn’t hit theaters for a few more weeks, an “Iron Man 3”-themed monorail train began rolling around the Walt Disney World Resort Seven Seas Lagoon last weekend.

The WDI project team – Jim Armagost, Jay Aquilanti, Brian Crosby, Anna Colaizzi and Rick Faber – tackled the challenge of designing for this unique canvas. The Monorail Black exterior has been completely transformed to feature graphic depictions of Tony Stark as Iron Man.

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“It was important to us at Imagineering that the end result celebrates the movie and remains true to the vision of the monorail,” Creative Designer Brian Crosby said. “So, when designing the graphics, I thought to myself ‘if I was Tony Stark and designing for the monorail, how do I celebrate me [Tony Stark]?’”

With that in mind, the art prominently features the superhero’s colors of red and gold, and looks like an armored vehicle that Tony Stark would invent. Two Iron Man characters are depicted flying alongside the monorail train.

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Imagineers worked closely with Walt Disney World Resort, Walt Disney Studios and Marvel Entertainment representatives throughout the design process.

“It is a great collaboration among the four groups,” Brian said. “Everyone brings a unique perspective to the process.”

What do you think of the Iron Man monorail wrap? Good? Bad?

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Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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