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VIDEO: Monorail Loses Power, Stranded Guests Remove Windows at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

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Yesterday, August 18, Monorail Orange lost power moments before pulling out of Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

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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.

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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.

You can see the full video from TheCapsTV below:

Monorail Orange returned from refurbishment earlier in the Summer, sporting sleek black exterior details and an updated interior. This is part of the ongoing refurbishment of many of the Monorail vehicles across Walt Disney World.

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Gary
Gary
1 month ago

I heard about getting a “lift” out of life but this is ridiculous

Patrick Fraley
Patrick Fraley
1 month ago

They really need to start replacing them dang monorails, although the refurbishments are cool. A cast member told me that Coral is being refurbished right now actually

Sue jozefiak
1 month ago

Disney needs to pay more attention to doing maintenance and cleaning the park then building new things , all summer long all you have heard is about what has broke down.

N Cole
N Cole
1 month ago

My daughter worked for Disney and drove the monorail s back 10 years ago. And they were dangerous and outdated back then and constantly broke down and families were Always stranded. She left Disney because of safety issues and her own safety and didn’t want to be blamed when something awful happened. Theses 🚝 monorails need replaced, not fancy interior upgrades. The monorail s on the line are mark 6 and have been on rails since 1989. The engine s are falling apart.

Jason
Jason
1 month ago
Reply to  N Cole

Okay but to be fair, the fact that ten years have gone by and yet there hasn’t been any cataclysmic event kind of proves Disney was right not to be alarmed (yet). But yes they are due for upgrades. Everyone agrees with that.

Dave Fullerton
Dave Fullerton
1 month ago

They were fortunate that it happened where it did. They only had to tow it downhill. And the switch for access to the yard is only a quarter mile behind the train. Tow it down the hill back to the station, discharge the passengers, and then shove it into the yard.

Taco Cat
Taco Cat
1 month ago

No wonder prices are going up and new charges being added. Everything is falling apart. Need more money!

Jason
Jason
1 month ago

The monorail announcer:
“For the low price of $15 per person we’re offering you the FLEXIBILITY to get the monorail moving again and for just $20 extra we’ll even throw in some MAGICAL a/c. Take the guesswork out of whether or not you’ll suffocate by paying $25 to remove a window.”

joseph conroy
joseph conroy
1 month ago
Reply to  Jason

Hilarious but unfortunately under Chapek et al it could happen

Joe
Joe
1 month ago

It prob went down since it is sad there is no more fastpass .. and hey the people riding the monorail for free aren’t the people that will be paying their way to the front of the lines, so who cares if those people were hot… Right Disney???

Ray Cameron
Ray Cameron
1 month ago

Boo hoo, Disney this and Disney that. Ive been 40+ times and never had and issue. If you cannot tolerate a random inconvenience or maintenance issue without crying about Disney…stay home and do us regulars a favor.

Tom
Tom
1 month ago

First orange and now silver? I think Disney might be testing a new adventure game – “Escape From The Stranded Monorail”. It would be re-playable because you never know when it’s going to happen! Of course this will be a paid add-on to your “complimentary” Disney Genie app.  Seriously though, I feel sorry for these people and any others who get stuck on Disney transportation up in the air for hours without air conditioning (I’m talking to you Skyliner).  I get that ride and transportation malfunctions can occur, but there seems to be a serious lack attention when it comes… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Tom