Here's how it works: (Graphics created in Google SketchUp)
You can see where the operator sits, where the guests view , and where all the scenes are.
Another view, with the viewing area on the left and the scenes on the right.
How the scenes are laid out.
Everything is laid out very much like a stage show with backdrops, legs, etc. The “dock wall” is basically a backdrop that raises and lowers in front of the portholes. The “south seas lagoon scenes” are on a segmented belt (called “belt 1” in the diagram) very similar to the “carousels” you might find at an airport. These belts travel in front of the portholes around the main turqoise backdrop and back to the starting point on the right side of the portholes. The Atlanis, volcanos, and sea serpent scenes are also on a smaller, belt (Known as "Belt 2" in the diagram). This one travels along the inside of the longer “south seas lagoon belt”. The polar icecaps, like the dock wall, is a pr…
Converted from a toy Walt Disney World Monorail that is sold at the park. Changes include new nosecones, repaint, and new lighting to reflect the look of the brand new Disneyland Mark VII Monorail Red.