A Walt Disney World monorail lost power and stranded passengers during severe weather Sunday night. 120 passengers had to be evacuated by emergency crews after being stranded for an hour and a half on the tall tracks. Disney tried to restart the train and move it to one of the stations, but when that didnt work, fire crews had to step in and help evacuate the passengers. The Disney guests had to climb through the emergency hatch on top of the train car and then walk across several other train cars until they reached a staircase that they could walk down safely. Fire crews got to the scene around 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and reported that all of the passengers were finally evacuated just after 8 p.m. No one was injured. According to a Disney employee, it was so hot on board the train, one of the passengers had a panic attack and that caused the other riders to panic as well. Disney says it does not know the cause of the power outage, and could not confirm whether a lightning disney world package deals strike was responsible.
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But no ride has been as surprising as the monorail from Magic Kingdom to Epcot center. A power outage Sunday evening forced the evacuation of about 120 passengers from the monorail, Disney spokeswoman Jacquee Wahler said. She said weather caused the power outage, but it did not appear a lightning strike was responsible. Lily said the sky was filled with dark clouds when she, her parents and siblings boarded the monorail around 6 p.m. When we sat there, we heard a lot of thunder and saw a few bolts of lightning, the 15-year-old said. Suddenly, with the monorail about 30 feet in the air, the train came to a halt. It wasnt a jolting stop, but it did stop really fast the monorail glided to a stop, Lily said.
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