May 20, 2022

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Zoo Miami monorail shut down over parts

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The monorail at Zoo Miami has been decommissioned and the tracks will be taken down.

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The monorail at Zoo Miami is becoming forever taken out of company and its tracks will be eradicated this calendar year, according to an announcement from the attraction.

Due to the fact 1982, two a long time soon after the zoo opened, the Zoofari monorail gave visitors a bird’s eye view of the park and the animals. And on hot summer months days, the air-conditioned trains, functioning alongside a two-mile steel observe, were a respite.

But the monorail producer has absent out of business and spare elements have been tougher to appear by. That left the zoo little preference but to shut down the system, spokesman Ron Magill stated.

“Over time, it grew to become charge-prohibitive to retain the trains in safe running condition and the challenging final decision was built to forever decommission the program,” Magill explained in a statement.

The zoo’s objective is to get down the tracks by the finish of 2022.

Magill said the zoo presents other approaches to see the sights in addition to going for walks the 4 miles of trails, including tram excursions, cycle rentals and VIP golf carts.

Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St,, is not the initially Miami-location attraction to just take down a monorail. The Miami Seaquarium ran a monorail, one particular that hung from the observe, from the 1950s via the 1970s. The most nicely-recognized concept park monorail in Florida is at Walt Disney Globe, which transports guests through resorts, from parking heaps and all over the grounds.

What to know about the zoo monorail

Opened: 1982.

Duration: 2.2 miles

Number of trains: 5

This story was initially released April 1, 2022 10:24 AM.

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