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EPCOT Monorail Services Disrupted After Doors Malfunctioned

EPCOT Monorail Services Disrupted After Doors Malfunctioned

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Over the last few weeks Disney has been having several malfunctions. Unfortunately, it continues with the EPCOT monorail line.

Several instances have taken place over the last couple of weeks. The Jungle Cruise sank, PeopleMover incident, Glitch with boarding passes for Rise of the Resistance, and a police situation at the Yacht and Beach Club are all recent examples of things not going well for Disney.

Luckily with all of these instances, nobody was hurt, but it did cause some disruptions for vacationers.

A twitter user has reported that the Epcot monorail could not leave the TTC station due to its door’s not shutting. There are no reported injuries at this time.

At this time the entire EPCOT monorail line is unavailable.

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Other Transportation Options

Guests that are impacted by this closure can take other modes of transportation. The nice part of visiting Disney is there usually is more than one way to get around!

During this time guests can uses buses, Skyliner, and boats. For a fee, you can also use the Minnie Van service.

Back in September, the EPCOT line had another malfunction. They were stuck for several hours and then removed with the help of bucket trucks.

When this malfunction occurred people reported the monorail just “died.” Luckily no injuries were reported with this incident.

Transportation snags are not new for Disney with the Monorail or the Skyliner. Back in September, days after opening, guests had to be removed from the Skyliner after an accident caused the Skyliner to stop operating.

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It seems they have fixed the kinks in that mode of transportation, and hopefully, they will get the monorail up and moving soon as well.

A lot has happened since the new CEO has taken over. I hope Bob Chapek is up for the task with all of these recent events.

Here at Kenny the Pirate we always strive to give you the most up-to-date accurate information.

Is this impacting your trip at all? Do you use the monorail when visiting Disney World? Let us know on the Kenny the Pirate Facebook page. Be sure to join KtP Crew Facebook page!

-Heather Alosa

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Monday 9th of March 2020

Starting to get a bit nervous with all the ride and transportation issues. Hope they get these corrected soon as am bringing my very young grandchildren this year. I am glad that no one has been injured but if this continues I am not sure this good luck will hold out.

Ken Luna

Sunday 8th of March 2020

Was in line for the new Mickey & Minnie’s railway at Hollywood studios while waiting our result to get on Rise of the Resistance ride after we were let in at 7:30. Right on time at 8 A.M. we were able to grab our group # (61) while others in the hundreds of people waiting on our ride yelled out in joy or groaned at getting a high number. 2 hour wait on the new ride which was pretty reasonable. We were not sure at 61 how long we would have to wait but to our pleasant surprise we got watch on our phones how rapidly the groups were going through. At 12:15 PM we got to go on an amazing experience. Afterwards we rode Skyliner to Epcot for dinner at the new BBQ restaurant and see the Orchestra (Former ELO members). I left out other things we did like battling the cold early and late, and forgetting my wifes handicap pass for her poor knees and broken foot. From a Disney standpoint their day was flawless. I think there are issues from time to time, but considering we go on a regular basis they really do a great job. I will share one other experience. We were at the Halloween Party a few years ago riding Pirates and the boat decided it was a submarine and we got soaked. It was cold out and we thought we were done. A Disney rep was called to help us out, took us to the main store, and let us pick out all new clothes so our night could continue! So our overall experience has been great even when they screw up.

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