Walt Disney and Joe Fowler inspect the construction of Disneyland’s monorail in 1959. Walt’s desire to include a monorail in Disneyland dates back to before the park opened in 1955. In fact, early concept drawings include a monorail track above Tomorrowland. A lack of proper engineering and cost constraints prevented the monorail from being built at the time, but Walt’s interest never waned.
Growing up in Los Angeles in the 70s/80s we visited Disneyland on a regular basis and often after school, before "Annual Passes".