Monorail Coral in Accident near Contemporary Resort

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Monorail Coral’s damaged front end.

Monorail Coral was involved in an accident this afternoon (11/18/15) on the Express Line from Epcot to TTC. All monorail lines at WDW are currently closed.

A Walt Disney World monorail was damaged Wednesday afternoon after Disney officials said the train made contact with a towing unit.

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Photo credit: C. Morisco

The collision happened shortly before 2:45 p.m. while Monorail Coral was on the Express Line to the Magic Kingdom, between the Transportation and Ticket Center and Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

As a safety precaution, the other WDW monorail lines were shut down after the incident, which Disney said happened after a towing hitch broke during scheduled downtime, causing the tractor towing the monorail to collide with the front of the train. No guests were on board the monorail at the time, and no one was hurt during the incident, Disney said.

Monorail Coral was later towed back to the Transportation and Ticket Center shortly after 4 p.m.

The entire monorail system has been under refurbishment for several months now:  Walt Disney World Resort Monorail System is currently undergoing refurbishment and may be on modified service and/or routes through December 2015.  If Guests plan to use this form of transportation during their visit they should check to be sure of the best option available on their day of travel, as alternative transportation options will be available.

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At our book launch in Boulder, Colorado.

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   by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins

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We worked at WDW for a year in the Disney College Program (Fall 2013/Spring 2014) and have written a book about what it’s like to be a cast member working for Disney.

We’ve included advice on how to successfully get into the DCP program, including some of the actual phone interview questions, how to have a successful internship, and how not self-term before your program ends. Our book is filled with lots of behind-the-scene stories of the magic of Disney.

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