WESH Orlando reports that thunderstorms around Walt Disney World Resort resulted in a power outage that made one of the park’s three elevated trains stop just after 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Fire fighters used a mechanical lift to safely remove passengers by 8 p.m. WESH reports that some passengers were evacuated through the emergency hatch on the roof of the train They then had to walk across train cars while secured to a safety line.
A spokeswoman for Walt Disney World said the cause of the power outage wasn’t immediately known, but some passengers reported seeing a lightning strike.
Several passengers reported the standstill through Tweets.
“Literally stuck on a monorail at Disney, lighting struck and we immediately stopped. I’m convinced that I’m going to die,” said Twitter user @nnaaatttalliiie at 6:07 p.m.