Disney World's monorail system suffered a minor incident Monday, forcing the evacuation of 71 guests from the attraction's train.
The local Reedy Creek Fire Department and the Orange County Fire Department responded to the on-property, people-moving transportation service around 9:15 a.m. local time, a spokesperson for the Central Florida Tourism Oversight District tells EW.
NEW: Reedy Creek confirms that a Disney monorail was stuck and that Reedy Creek Fire Department and Orange County Fire Department responded. People being evacuated. #WaltDisneyWorld pic.twitter.com/fIuuQQnfeK
— Landon McReynolds (@LandonProducer) October 31, 2023
"The monorail was stuck — 71 passengers had to be evacuated," the district's communications director, Eryka Washington Perry, explained via email. "That took roughly one hour and 20 minutes. No one was injured."
Video taken from the monorail shows responders working on the ground below the stopped vehicle on what seems to be a stretch of land near the roadway between the Epcot and Magic Kingdom parks.
EW has reached out to representatives for Disney World for comment.
Joseph Prezioso/Anadolu Agency via Getty A monorail at Epcot at Walt Disney World
Originally opened in 1971 alongside Florida's Magic Kingdom park, the monorail system remains one of the most iconic attractions on the Disney property. Initially operating with only two stops between the Magic Kingdom and its nearby hotel areas, the track was extended to the nearby Epcot theme park in 1982 to transport guests between both locations.
In October, a guest made headlines for jumping off a pedestrian bridge into a portion of Epcot's World Showcase Lagoon near the Italy pavilion of the park. Nearby park guests captured the incident on video.
In other Disney attractions news, EW exclusively announced last week that the Disney Treasure ship will unveil the world's first bar themed to the parks' iconic Haunted Mansion ride, which sets sail in December 2024.
Watch video of the Disney World monorail's breakdown above.
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