Lake Buena Vista, FL - September 20, 2019
By: William A Guerro Sr
Last night about 100 visitors at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL, had to be rescued from a Monorail that lost power just after leaving the Ticket & Transportation Center, that was heading towards the EPCOT Theme Park. No word on which color monorail it was.
Disney's Reedy Creek Fire Rescue along with the Orange County Fire Rescue Department were called just before 10:30 pm, for a monorail stuck on the tracks. Both Departments assisted in rescuing stranded passengers with a Aerial Platform Fire Truck, by extracting them through the Emergency Escape hatches on the roof of the monorail cars.
Some passengers posted on Twitter that they could smell "electrical and brakes". No injuries have been reported as of this report.
The monorail system at Walt Disney World has seen a lot of stoppages and break downs recently but this has been the first that had to have passengers rescued.