“Massive” Train Collision Strikes at Disney World

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Main Street Station as the Walt Disney World Railroad pulls in, at dusk.

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Typically, when someone hears of a train collision at Disney World, they would panic, as there are a few vehicles that could be involved.

Walt Disney World Express Monorail outside of Magic Kingdom
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Visiting Disney World offers a myriad of enchanting experiences for individuals and families alike. The resort comprises four distinct theme parks: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, each offering a unique blend of attractions, entertainment, and magical moments.

Magic Kingdom, with its iconic Cinderella Castle, is a timeless favorite. Guests can explore classic attractions like Space Mountain or Haunted Mansion, meet beloved characters like Mickey Mouse, and witness enchanting parades and fireworks displays that bring the park to life.

EPCOT, known for its futuristic and international ambience, invites visitors to embark on thrilling rides such as Test Track and Soarin. The World Showcase allows guests to immerse themselves in diverse cultures, sampling cuisine from around the globe, at the moment, the Festival of the Holidays embraces holidays as they differ culturally worldwide.

Test Track
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Disney’s Hollywood Studios transports visitors into the world of movies and entertainment. From the pulse-pounding adventures of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to the Hollywood Tower Hotel’s Twilight Zone Tower of Terror to Toy Story Land, the park offers a cinematic experience like no other.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom combines the magic of Disney with the wonders of the animal kingdom. Expedition Everest, a high-speed roller coaster, and Pandora – The World of Avatar, with its stunning bioluminescent landscape, are must-visit attractions.

Apart from the theme parks, Disney World boasts an array of resorts, each with its unique theme and amenities. Whether it’s the immersive luxury of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort or the adventurous spirit of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, guests can choose accommodations that complement their preferences.

Whether indulging in the whimsical charm of Fantasyland, exploring the technological wonders of Tomorrowland, or venturing into the captivating landscapes of Pandora, a visit to Disney World promises a magical escape filled with joy, wonder, and unforgettable moments for visitors of all ages.

Main Street Station as the Walt Disney World Railroad pulls in, at dusk.
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When it comes to accidents and guest safety, Disney does their best to ensure that nothing of the sort ever happens.

When it comes to safety, we have certainly seen the theme parks ramp up their security as of late. Now, guests who are looking to bring in certain filming equipment, like microphones, are not being let in, while that used to be a rule that they would let slide. We have also seen security catch guests attempting to bring in firearms a multitude of times. When an incident like this occurs, Disney ensures that the firearm is enlisted under the guests name, if it is, they can bring it back to their car, assuming it was a mistake and they forgot they had the weapon with them.

Security at Disney World
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If the item does not belong to the guest, authorities will get involved.

Disney is continuing to actively ban guests who are causing disruptions and breaking the rules without care in order to protect the guest experience.

Typically, guests do not get seriously injured at Walt Disney World; however, it can certainly happen.

Recently, we reported on an injury near Test Track, “The incident occurred in March of 2023. According to the new report, the guest is seeking damages of approximately $50,000. A Walt Disney World Cast Member informed riders over the attraction’s intercom they had to exit the attraction. Guests disembarked the ride vehicle, which is when the guest “fell into a three-foot drop-off,” the lawsuit stated.”

According to the lawsuit, the guest suffered a “permanent injury.”

There was also a lawsuit that came to light after a guest was injured on a water slide in Typhoon Lagoon, as well as a guest being injured on Peter Pan’s Flight in Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom.

Lines outside Peter Pan's Flight attraction
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However, a collision? Now that is not something that happens often.

Of course, the Walt Disney World Rail Road is at Magic Kingdom. This is an attraction that is able to bring guests around certain areas of the theme park, from Main Street, U.S.A. to Frontierland to Storybook Circus and more. When guests hop aboard this attraction, the trains are typically always going in the same direction as one another, so the only way a collision could occur would be to have one train rear-end another.

Thankfully, that was not the case.

Another option would be to have a monorail crash. Most recently, there was a monorail evacuation that had to occur following an explosion; however, no one was injured. In the case of this collision, monorails were also not involved.

Henry Taylor (@TGrahanMemories) shared a video of the train set in the Germany pavilion crashing just this week.

BREAKING: MASSIVE ACCIDENT AT EPCOT WORLD SHOWCASE— dozens injured? Maybe.

This train set is a miniature one that can be found in EPCOT, and is much more of a toy than anything. The train set is quite complex and has multiple moving vehicles transiting around at one time, but typically they do not collide.

It appears a setting malfunction is the likely cause of this collision. Thankfully, it was just a small toy incident, and not anything that caused real harm to guests.

Have you ever noticed an accident while visiting Walt Disney World Resort? 

If you are booking a Walt Disney World vacation in the near future, visiting EPCOT is a must! Guests will be able to enjoy the World Showcase, where they can eat and drink around the world while stopping at attractions like Frozen Ever After and Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. With Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind now available, Guests can ride one of the most thrilling rides at Walt Disney World while entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe via a roller coaster. Test Track also provides Guests with high-speed thrills, while rides like Soarin’ Around the World and Living with the Land share breathtaking views. For more Disney information, information on Disney Genie+, and to look at booking a vacation, the Walt Disney World website is a perfect one-stop shop for all things Mickey Mouse.

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