OPTIMIZATION OF WALT DISNEY WORLD'S MONORAIL SYSTEM THROUGH COMPUTER SIMULATION

The simulation model was used to optimize the operation of the express monorail beam under all possible attendance levels and hourly guest arrival rates. Optimization was obtained, through simulation, by determining for each possible operating condition the one optimal system configuration which simultaneously best satisfied the following two constraints: (1) Minimum guest wait time-a guest imposed constraint; (2) Maximum system utilization-a cost imposed constraint. The simulation results allowed Disney management to effectively project daily operating requirements and, thus, schedule train usage accordingly. System implementation has resulted in significant direct cost savings through more efficient equipment utilization.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 1-10

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  • Accession Number: 00139505
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proc Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM