One of the most iconic modes of transit at Walt Disney World is easily noted as the monorail. Beginning in Disneyland Resort, the monorail was constructed to bring Guests in and out of Disneyland Park, and once Disney World was created, the same idea was put in place on a larger scale. However, this also means that things can go wrong and greatly affect Guests.
At Walt Disney World, there are three monorail lines. The first connects EPCOT to the Ticket and Transportation. This is a convenient line, but since there is parking at EPCOT, it is not essential. The next line is an express line that brings Guests to the Magic Kingdom from the Ticket and Transportation Center. The third attaches the Ticket and Transportation Center to Magic Kingdom, as well as the monorail Resorts, which are Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, and Disney’s Contemporary Resort (as well as Bay Lake Towers).
Today, it seems that the monorails have been experiencing technical difficulties. At the moment, only the EPCOT monorail is running, but the others are still being serviced by Disney. Twitter user Joshua Gerard (@Trainplane3) shared some photos of a switch that appears to be stuck on the Magic Kingdom line.
In the photos, we can see that there is maintenance being done.
At the moment, there is no word on when the monorail will be running again; however, Guests are still able to get to the Magic Kingdom by Disney busses or the ferry boat at the Ticket and Transportation Center.
This is not the only mishap that Walt Disney World Resort has experienced today, as their internal systems have also gone down, which are preventing Guests from scanning into the Parks as well as causing issues with gift card use and Disney Genie on the My Disney Experience app. As we noted, Disney’s streaming service Disney+ is also suffering an outage, as well as popular digital services such as Ring, Venmo, Amazon Music, Kindle, Tinder, and of course Amazon.com.
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