Monorail Yellow unexpectedly stopped between the Magic Kingdom and the Contemporary Resort due to mechanical issues at about 5 p.m., Reedy Creek Fire Rescue said.
Orange County Fire Rescue headed to the scene to assist Reedy Creek crews in getting dozens of passengers down using a fire ladder. Reedy Creek Fire Rescue said the rescue took just over two hours, and everyone who was taken off the monorail is OK.
Cool video of guest opening monorail window: Monorail Passenger Opens Window
World Drive was shut down during the evacuation between the Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Contemporary Resort, creating major traffic problems. The traffic was backed up for almost five hours.
At 8pm, officials said everyone was off the monorail. Dozens of passengers tweeted that they had been stuck for hours. No injuries were reported and no one was in need of medical attention, officials said.
Last summer, Monorail Red broke down in almost the same spot during some bad weather when lightning hit the rails: Monorail Red Breaks Down.
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