VIDEO: Monorail Loses Power, Stranded Guests Remove Windows at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Yesterday, August 18, Monorail Orange lost power moments before pulling out of Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
As seen in a video posted to YouTube by TheCapsTV, the Monorail paused around 1:15 p.m. when the vehicle lost power to all systems. Its load of passengers were stranded high above the Cast Member access driveway on the Magic Kingdom side of the resort, adjacent to the Bay Lake Tower.
In the 95° heat of a mid-August afternoon, the Monorail soon became sweltering without air conditioning. In the video, a Cast Member’s announcement could be heard from within the Monorail asking guests to “bring the windows out and place them carefully on the floor next to you.”
The Reedy Creek Fire Department dispatched a cherry picker truck, but ultimately it was the Monorail line maintenance vehicle which came to tow Monorail Orange backward to the Magic Kingdom station.