Power outage prompts monorail evacuation at Walt Disney World

By Michelle Kapusta,

A power outage on a monorail at Walt Disney World in Florida prompted an evacuation on Sunday.

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.

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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