Disney guests are evacuated from the monorail at Epcot - frantic passengers report hearing a boom, smelling smoke, and seeing a flash of light before getting stuck feet above ground due to a flat tire

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  • Passengers were trapped connected Disney monorail owed to a level tyre Tuesday morning
  • It took much than an hr to evacuate a full of 71 guests connected board
  • No injuries were reported  

By Dolores Chang For Dailymail.Com

Published: 12:51 EDT, 31 October 2023 | Updated: 13:22 EDT, 31 October 2023

 Multiple guests were trapped connected Walt Disney World Resort's monorail aft they heard a roar and saw a flash of ray earlier it became stuck connected tracks Tuesday. 

The passengers person been evacuated aft emergency crews rushed to nan segment adjacent nan EPCOT parking batch toll plaza, Florida. 

The train stopped aft it knowledgeable a level tire, a Disney World spokesperson confirmed pinch FOX35 after nan incident. 

After a 'loud set explosion' and 'a large flash of light,' nan train slowed down and became stuck,  Kris Lenk told nan outlet. 

The passenger, who was trapped connected nan monorail, said he could smell nan fume and burning rubber. 

It took much than an hr to evacuate a full of 71 passengers and nary injuries were reported, according to nan Central Florida Tourism Oversight District. 

Multiple guests were trapped connected Walt Disney World Resort's monorail aft they heard a roar and saw a flash of ray earlier it became stuck connected tracks Tuesday

 The train stopped aft it knowledgeable a level tire, a Disney World spokesperson confirmed

It took much than an hr to evacuate a full of 71 passengers and nary injuries was reported, according to nan Central Florida Tourism Oversight District

The Walt Disney World's iconic monorail is known to beryllium 1 of nan best-use monorail systems crossed nan world

'There was a large bang explosion, and past we benignant of saw a large flash of light. After that, nan monorail slowed down,' Lenk said. 

Reedy Creek Fire Department and Orange County Fire Department responded to nan incident and rescued passengers connected board. 

The Walt Disney World's iconic monorail is known to beryllium 1 of nan best-use monorail systems crossed nan world.  

It makes stops at the Magic Kingdom park, nan proscription and summons center, and aggregate edifice locations passim nan Walt Disney World Resort 

More than 50million group usage nan monorail astatine nan Walt Disney World Resort each year. 

The passengers person been evacuated aft emergency crews rushed to nan segment adjacent nan EPCOT parking batch toll plaza, Florida

More than 50million group usage nan monorail astatine nan Walt Disney World Resort each year 

Reedy Creek Fire Department and Orange County Fire Department responded to nan incident and rescued passengers connected board

The astir superior accident, which occurred successful 2009, was proven to beryllium fatal erstwhile a train collision claimed nan life of a 21-year-old driver.  

In July 2009,  one train rammed into nan backmost of a stationary carriage arsenic it was ferrying visitors from nan Magic Kingdom conception of nan parkland connected nan past tally of nan day. 

There was only a family-of-five and 2 labor connected board. The driver, Austin Wuennenberg, had to beryllium trim retired of his cab but died earlier he could beryllium taken to hospital. 

It was nan first and only fatal mishap successful nan Disney World monorail’s 52-year history. 

Then successful 2018, a reddish monorail was seen carrying passengers astir nan taxable parkland pinch a carriage doorway wide open.

A rider recorded nan video while she was connected committee nan monorail walking to nan Epcot taxable parkland successful Orlando.

Park-goers tin beryllium seen connected nan crushed beneath successful immoderate parts of nan video and a female rider tin besides beryllium seen sitting adjacent nan unfastened doorway arsenic she grips onto a pole.

A Disney spokesperson said nan reddish statement monorail was instantly removed from work pursuing nan incident.

'We regret this occurred. Safety is our astir important concern,' nan spokesperson said.


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