Disney World monorail returns to service following electrical shortage

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The Walt Disney World Monorail System resumed service this morning (Oct. 1) after an electrical shortage at the Magic Kingdom platform shut the system down on Sept. 30.

According to Orlando Sentinel reporter Jason Garcia, who broke the news on his Twitter at about 10 a.m., all monorail lines serving Disney World’s parks are back in service.

The short in the control tower at the Magic Kingdom, which resulted in smoke, halted a train while it pulled into a station. Guests were able to make it off safely as a tractor towed the train to their stop.

The Magic Kingdom and resort lines went out of service following the short, but the Epcot line remained open.

Taking this safety measure was vital to Disney in order to decrease the chances of another tragedy like the July 5 monorail collision that killed 21-year-old monorail driver Austin Wuennenberg from occurring. Wuennenberg’s death was the first fatality in the monorail system’s 38 years of service.

In the event the monorail is out of service during your visit to Disney World, consider these tips on getting around Disney World without using the monorail.


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