BREAKING: Lightning Strikes Epcot Monorail Line, Guests Exit Through Emergency Hatch

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This just in…


Apparently, lightning struck the beam on the Epcot monorail line this evening, stranding guests inside Monorail Gold. The train stopped in the transfer track area where the tractor could not be used to pull the monorail to a safe unloading zone. A very rare instance, the monorail needed to be evacuated via the hatch on the roof with guests pulled down from the elevated vehicle using a cherry picker courtesy of the Reedy Creek Fire Department.

Most guests have already been pulled down safely and there appears to be no injuries. For live, up to the minute coverage, please follow us on Twitter @WDWNT. Stay tuned for further updates!


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Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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I’ve been looking for a picture of that apparatus for a while!