Power Outage Traps Visitors on Disney Monorail Train
A powerful stormed knocked out power to the monorail system at Disney World in Florida. On Sunday evening, 120 visitors were trapped on a train before being rescued by the fire department.
Rescue crews used a platform truck and aerial ladder to evacuate the guests through a top hatch on the train. No injuries were reported.
More details from FoxNews.com:
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts spokesman Jacquee Wahler told The Associated Press there were thunderstorms around the Florida theme park when the elevated train stopped Sunday afternoon.
Fire officials told MyFoxOrlando.com that the monorail lost power at around 6:30 p.m. local time. Passengers told the station that they saw lightning hit the train, but that was not confirmed by fire officials or park authorities.
After an initial attempt by Disney employees to restore power to the track, fire officials decided to remove all 120 passengers from the monorail using a mechanized lift, a platform truck, and an aerial ladder.
Wahler said that there was no fire caused by the lightning strike and only one monorail line was affected.