120 Passengers Stranded On Elevated Disney Monorail After Train Loses Power

A monorail train that connects guests to Disney parks and resorts was evacuated Sunday night.  (WDWNT Orlando)

A monorail train that connects guests to Disney parks and resorts was evacuated Sunday night.
(WDWNT Orlando)

The anticipation of arriving at one of the parks at Disney World was extended for nearly 120 guests when the Epcot monorail line train they were riding stopped running.

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.

Disney World monorail evacuated; Passengers report lightning strike [WESH Orlando]