Transportation at The Most Magical Place on Earth experienced quite the public evacuation this morning.
On Tuesday (Oct. 31), guests at the Walt Disney World Resort traveling to EPCOT on board the Monorail came to an unexpected stop while still far off from their theme park destination. According to Fox 35‘s report, local Reedy Creek Fire Department emergency crews were dispatched to the scene where the Monorail was stuck on the track.
The team rescued 71 passengers on board the train-like vehicle which took approximately an hour and twenty minutes. They used a cherry picker to reach the height of the Monorail track. No injuries from guests nor cast members were reported.
“There was a loud bang explosion, and then we kind of saw a big flash of light. After that, the monorail slowed down,” passenger Kris Lenk told the outlet. “They told us to pretty much bust open the windows, unfortunately, because the AC wasn’t working, so not sure if the whole monorail just decided to shut off after that loud bang and everything. But, you know, it was kind of nice to finally get out of there.”
Later in the morning, Walt Disney World Resort issued a statement to the press regarding the sudden evacuation. “This morning, the monorail experienced a flat tire near the EPCOT parking lot toll plaza,” they stated. “No guests or cast members have reported injuries, and all passengers were safely evacuated.”
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