UPDATE 11/14/18: According to Walt Disney World officials, the Monorail door didn’t fall off, but became unhinged when a motorized scooter hit it. They are trying to make clear the door didn’t come off on its own, but because it was struck. While that might be slightly more encouraging news, the door as you can see in the photos below looks like it got hit hard enough that it came unhinged and was hanging off the monorail. It then had to be repaired which is why you saw repair workers up on a cherry pickers fixing it.
A Disney spokesperson said today that the impact was enough to unhinge the door and fall off the monorail. However either that was the highest impact motorized scooter accident in history, or the monorail was already that fragile enough to have the door fall off. I mean it seems not very likely if the door was sturdy that it could come off that easily. Either way the repairmen had it working later in the day. I guess we’ll find out soon enough if this is enough to push Disney’s hand in the matter, though I’m not hopeful.
ORIGINAL STORY: We know about the various incidents with the Walt Disney World Monorail system lately, but this one takes the cake! Today on the Lime line a Monorail door fell off in Walt Disney World at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa station.
Instagram user @Stalecupcakes was kind enough to share the moment with us:
Notice the door completely off the monorail and hanging down from the upper level down to the bottom and the cherry picker and workers there to retrieve it:
Later on the crew was seen taking down the whole door safely from the platform:
This incident happened between the Express and Resort Line tracks, causing delays for hours for Walt Disney World guests. Supposedly the monorail door fell when a scooter operated by a guest rammed the door and knocked it loose.
After this incident the rumors about a new Monorail system should start to pick up again, I honestly don’t know how Disney can continue to use it. As far as we know no one was hurt in the incident but it emphasizes the need for the Walt Disney World Monorail system to be upgraded ASAP. Already one of the monorail doors opened up earlier this year with passengers on board, they are lucky that again no one was hurt.
We’ll update you with more info as soon as we have it…
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- What should Disney do with the WDW Monorail system?
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Source: Click Orlando
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