If you riding the monorails around Disney, there's a bigger chance you'll see something special. For the first time, Disney World is sporting not one, but two specially designed monorails -- one for "Iron Man 3" and one for "Monsters University."
These are the third and fourth monorail takeovers at Walt Disney World since the debut of the "Tronorail" in 2011.
The "Iron Man 3" monorail has been online since March and is promoting the film's May 3 premiere. Much like the Tron monorail and last year's "Avengers" monorail design, the Iron Man design completely takes over the normal monorail look -- white with a colored stripe -- in this case, the black-striped monorail. It features a dark red and gold motif with the iconic Iron Man suit in flight at the front of the vehicle while sidekick War Machine is visible at the rear.
It's yet another foray by Disney into Marvel Universe promotion, a company Disney acquired in 2012.
The teal-striped monorail, on the other hand, has received a "Monsters University" enhancement, displaying characters from the Pixar franchise in the windows at the front of the vehicle. This monorail began running April 24 and is promoting the film's June 21 premiere. Visitors to the park have been referring to it as the "Monsterail."
The Disney monorail system currently features 12 monorail trains on three lines that move among the Magic Kingdom, Epcot and the Disney resorts. The lines travel almost 15 miles of track altogether. Each monorail can carry more than 300 passengers and typically carries more than 50,000 guests a day, according to Disney.