sometime last year someone posted that the horns for the monorail were an "off the shelf" piece of equipment and that they could be fitted to an auto. Does anyone have some info on this?
If I can't fit a steam whistle on my car then a monorail horn would be the next best sound!! Any Info or help is greatly appreciated!
This is an interesting question. I've enjoyed watching the Disneyland chase segment of the 1962 film 40 POUNDS OF TROUBLE. In addition to people running into one entrance and showing up at a completely different locale, one of the inconsistencies which bugged me was the sound of the Monorail horn. It sounded higher-pitched than I am used to, almost like a regular freight train. Since they play this quite a bit, it was disturbing.
However, since then, I have seen the "Kodak Presents Disneyland 1959" episode on YOUR HOST WALT DISNEY in the Walt Disney Treasures DVD series. It had the same horn I heard in 40 POUNDS OF TROUBLE. This makes me wonder if that's simply how they sounded early on.
My parents told me about a black VW Bug they had in the late-1960s. They even entered one of the Disneyland contests to dress up the bug which were held after THE LOVE BUG came out. I think I have a snapshot or two of this. They made their bug look like a steam train -- probably an early influence!
Anyhow, it was such a small car and the horn wasn't very effective so my dad installed a truck air horn. There was no trouble being noticed after that! Of course, I'll bet it's probably illegal to do so in California. Then again, so is playing deafening music, having tinted windows in the front, and a number of other things which are seen all the time.