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Disney World monorail in Florida evacuated, no injuries: TV news

(Reuters) - About 120 passengers aboard a monorail at Walt Disney World monorail in Florida had to be evacuated on Sunday due to a weather-related power outage, the company and local news reports said.

No one was injured in the incident. Emergency crews evacuated people through roof-top emergency hatches in monorail carriages with passengers walking across the cars while attached to safety lines, TV broadcaster WESH reported.

"There's currently one train on the system without power and all the guests are now off the train," said Jacquee Wahler, a spokeswoman for Walt Disney World Resort.

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Mike July 14 2014 at 6:54 AM

Did a mouse eat through the monorail wires?

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theseusxx July 14 2014 at 7:48 AM

The media will make a big deal of this, then the people who where on the disabled monorail will sue Disney for whatever they can thing of!

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polishparalt July 14 2014 at 8:20 AM

So, the monorail lost power and those stuck inside the cars were removed....."scary" moments, "frightening" incident? Give me a break.....who writes these stories, anyway? It's not like the monorail fell to earth, or was hanging over the side or something.....geesh!

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dwtomczyk July 14 2014 at 6:58 AM

i rode a monorail at the worlds fair in queens, nyc back in the 60's.

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WOODY YOU DOG!!! dwtomczyk July 14 2014 at 8:11 AM

Verry exciting.....Please tell us more ???

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dwtomczyk WOODY YOU DOG!!! July 14 2014 at 11:05 AM

only had to travel 2 boro's to get there. subway

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chewbaccajr dwtomczyk July 14 2014 at 8:46 PM

Are you sure it wasn't a subway?

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Tom July 14 2014 at 9:10 AM

Don't they have a generator for such incidents? If not, why not a small battery powered engine than can be placed on the main track and act as a 'tugboat' to pull/push the disabled train back to the station?

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Hoagie58 Tom July 14 2014 at 7:49 PM

If they had a generator that could electrify the whole track they wouldn't be attached to the municipal power system. That's several miles of track. The "tug" isn't a bad idea though! Again, "battery powered" likely wouldn't work, but diesel or gasoline would.

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patriot1too July 14 2014 at 2:09 PM

Last time we went there there were so many gender confused skipping around that we left.

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rwilliamhoward July 14 2014 at 12:38 PM

You have to hand it to the Disney people. This was an event that was VERY unlikely, but they planned for it, anyhow. The planning paid off! Nobody hurt.

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alfredschrader July 14 2014 at 8:19 AM

I doubt if anyone was in any danger.
Disney Word is one of the best deals on Earth. For less than $100 you get to use stuff worth billions and get service from thousands of employees.
Ever notice how you don't see any trash cans or garbage trucks or maint people ? It's all concealed underground in secret tunnels.
Walt Disney was a genius.
There is a section of the tunnels
where only Walt Disney corporate employees are allowed (where Walt is cryogenically preserved.)

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polishparalt alfredschrader July 14 2014 at 8:25 AM

I hope your being facetious about the cryogenic item, because Walt was cremated after his death.....

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jennybewo polishparalt July 14 2014 at 8:14 PM

Al can never be taken seriously due to some mental issues that constantly show up with his posts. He's quite fascinating but as looney as one can be. I love coming across his ramblings all over the net. From a world renowned chef or a top scientist that no one knows to a ufo attack. To an inventor with billions of dollars worh of inventions to the creator of pizza. He's done it all yet cant substantiate any of it.

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WatergirlHawaii alfredschrader July 14 2014 at 3:41 PM

Not just tunnels, there is an entire City underground, hosting thousands of employees, and thier every need! I had the good fortune to spend a day in Disneys underworld, it was fascinating, definitely the highlight of my trip, (especiailly the costume room, lol)!

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laclone July 14 2014 at 9:57 AM

I've always thought that Disney-type monorail system would be the most cost-efficient, easiest to build, easiest to service, and most effective system of mass transport within large cities.

But Big Oil doesn't want to remove thousands of cars from every cities rush hour traffic.

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Practical Nomad July 14 2014 at 3:27 PM

Fortunately no injuries.

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