Disney World is an amazing vacation destination visited by thousands of people each year. Boasting four theme parks, two water parks, over twenty Disney Resorts, and Disney Springs, there are plenty of places for guests to explore and enjoy while on vacation. Each of these places is full of amazing details and themes making guests feel transported to various places in the world as well as time. With so many adventures and experiences to be had, constructing Disney World and all of its attractions, restaurants, shopping locations, and Disney Resorts was no small feat and it was done with some help from overhead bridge cranes.
One of the most recognizable buildings in all of Disney World is Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom which beckons guests down Main Street to explore the wonder and experiences ahead. Located right next to the Magic Kingdom is Disney Contemporary Resort which celebrates modern architecture with a building that is angled and features the monorail running directly through it. Many guests enjoy staying at and visiting Disney Contemporary Resort, but many do not realize that it was constructed in an unusual way. Each room of the Disney Resort was built separately and installed using monorail crane which slid it into its correct spot in the building. Monorail Cranes are ideal for production processes that require lifting and moving products along a fixed path, such as painting processes, moving raw materials during construction.
Monorail cranes are designed with clamped suspension hangers and easy to install sway bracing (when required). Some monorail cranes may bolt directly to an existing ceiling or other support structure. Other situations may require the monorail to hang down in order to avoid obstructions such as lights, heaters, pipes, etc.
Monorails have great layout flexibility, including curves, slopes (to 14 degrees), multiple tracks, switches to multiple spurs, turntables, interlocks, and entry/exit sections. They can connect to other systems, such as conveyors or workstation bridge cranes. Patented track is often used when curves and switches are required. This track has a hardened lower flange which extends the life of the system and allows for easy movement in push/pull applications. This track is easily used with curves, switches and transfer bridges. They can connect to other monorails and bridge cranes and are great when material must be moved throughout different areas. They are excellent alternative for work areas that cannot be serviced by bridge cranes: hard-to-reach locations, buildings with high ceilings, or freestanding monorails outdoor areas without existing overhead structures.