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Power Outage Prompts Monorail Evacuation At Walt Disney World | Thecelebritycafe.com

Disney guests evacuated from monorail | News - Home

According to the Associated Press , Walt Disney World spokeswoman Jacquee Wahler said that dozens of passengers were evacuated from the train after the power failed during inclement weather. #477556531 / gettyimages.com WKMG noted that fire officials were called to the scene to evacuate the approximately 120 passengers who got stuck on the elevated train when the outage occurred. After the monorail would not power back up, firefighters started the evacuation. Some passengers were able to get down on a mechanical lift, while others climbed out of a hatch on the roof of the train. The evacuation started around 6 p.m. and was completed about two hours later. Everyone remained calm during the process and no injuries were reported. Only one monorail was affected and the trains will be operating as normal on Monday. Authorities are still investigating if the cause of the outage was weather-related.
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DISNEY IS SAYING THIS WAS SOME KIND OF WEATHER-RELATED OUTAGE. ACCORDING TO FIRE OFFICIALS THIS ALL STARTED AT 6:30. THAT WHAT'S OFFICIALS RESPONDED TO THE SCENE NEAR MAGIC KINGDOM. FIREFIGHTERS SAY DISNEY TRIED TO RESTORE POWER FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES BUT THEN HAD TO SEND LADDER TRUCKS TO RESCUE ABOUT 120 PASSENGERS. YOU CAN SEE THE LADDER EXTENDED HERE. OFFICIALS SAY MOST OF THE PASSENGERS HAD TO CLIMB OUT OF AN EXIT HATCH IN THE ROOF OF THE CARS AND BE SECURED TO A SAFETY LINE SO THAT THEY COULD MOVE TO ANOTHER CAR WITH A SAFETY LINE. YOU CAN SEE FROM THESE PICTURES ON THE GROUND AND (visit) AS DAVE SPRUNG SAY, WORKERS ARE STILL WORKING TO GET IT MOVING. DISNEY SAYS MONORAIL SERVICE IS OUT ONLY ON THAT EPCOT LINE. THEY DO HAVE THE OTHER MODES OF TRANSPORTATION MOVING TO GET PEOPLE AROUND IN THAT AREA. OUR TEAM COVERAGE CONTINUES IN LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.
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Disney World monorail evacuated after outage | National News - WGAL Home

Monorail-Disney Suddenly, with the monorail about 30 feet in the air, the train came to a halt. "It wasn't a jolting stop, but it did stop really fast -- the monorail glided to a stop," Lily said. Without the air conditioner running, the train car got pretty hot over the next 90 minutes. As they waited for firefighters to help them off, the stranded visitors passed the time by chatting with each other and messaging friends. No one seemed to panic, Lily said. Firefighters later managed to pop open the top hatch of the train car -- but opted to escort passengers out through the doors, using a lift. That actually disappointed Lily. "I kind of wanted to go through the top, I thought it'd be fun," she said. Despite the mishap, Lily said she'll definitely be back -- especially after getting free passes for the inconvenience. And for a teen who visits Disney World at least three times a year, the experience was actually pretty cool.
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