Legal News for Florida Personal Injury Lawyers. A power outage on the Disney monorail left approximately 300 passengers trapped aboard for hours.
Passengers trapped aboard Walt Disney World monorail trains due to power outage.
Orlando, FL—Walt Disney World guests riding the monorail after 1:10 a.m. on Sunday December 13, 2009, were trapped aboard for almost three hours when the express and resort lines lost power, as reported by Central Florida News 13. There were allegedly seven trains operating at the time of the power outage. One of the trains was empty, three others had enough power remaining to get passengers off promptly, but the last three trains were stuck, leaving passengers in dark and muggy conditions. After Disney workers could not restore power to the monorail trains, Reedy Creek Fire Department was called to the scene for assistance. A tow train was used in bringing each stranded train back to the Transportation and Ticket Center. It allegedly took until 3:50 to safely exit the trains. According to the Sun-Sentinel, there were approximately 300 passengers trapped in the cars of three monorail trains.
According to a representative from Disney, the power outage was caused by a failed computer hard drive, which was repaired by 7:45 Sunday morning.
Terrifying, hot, and frustrating were a few of the words allegedly used by victim’s describing the experience. Disney representatives reported that there were two medical issues with guests aboard the trains but they were due to pre-existing problems. No injuries were cited in the incident.
Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Florida Personal Injury Attorneys.