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Monorail Problems At Disney, Again

15 December 2009 by Copyright 2009 by wftv.com

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- A potential mechanical problem forced Walt Disney World to shut down a monorail train, for the second time this week.

Disney officials confirmed to Eyewitness News that a train full of passengers had to be towed into the nearest station Tuesday night. The problem comes just two days after a power failure stranded hundreds of people on the monorail system for three hours, on Sunday.

A Disney spokesperson said Tuesday night's issue had nothing to do with the Sunday power failure.

The train was transporting passengers Tuesday between the transportation center and The Magic Kingdom, when a computer detected a potential mechanical problem.

The problem is just one out of many issues this year with the monorail system. In September, smoke filled a monorail platform following an electrical short. The biggest issue was in July, when two trains collided after a problem with switching trains on different tracks. The crash killed monorail pilot 21 year-old Austin Wuennenburg.

Disney officials say the train will be evaluated to see if any problems exist, before its put back into service.

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