A number of visitors riding the monorail at Disney World in Florida on Sunday were trapped for about three hours because of a power failure.
The stranded passengers were either helped to safety by fire and rescue crews or their train was towed back into a nearby station.
“The monorail just shut down and came to a stop,” said a woman who was in one of the stranded cars. “The lights turned off, the air conditioner turned off, and then the pilot said: ‘We’re experiencing technical difficulties.’”
In a statement, the resort said passengers were never in danger. It apologised for the inconvenience and assured visitors that it was continuing to work actively to ensure their safety.
The monorail, which has 15 miles of track, connects the various theme parks and takes guests into the complex from the giant parking lots.
by Andy Moreton
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