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A power outage left guests stranded on the Walt Disney World monorail system for nearly 3 hours on Sunday.

Several hundred guests were affected by the incident, which caused the monorail to come to a halt and knocked out lights and air conditioning on the trains. The incident occurred just after 1.10am, and all guests were safely off the trains by 3.50am. The monorail system is now back in full operation.

Walt Disney World officials told News 13 that the power outage was caused by a failed computer hard drive. Seven trains were affected by the incident, although one of those was empty and three were in locations where passengers could easily disembark. The fault was resolved by 7.45am, meaning the monorail system was back in action in time for Sunday morning's rush to the parks.

Disney was forced to call in the Reedy Creek Fire Department to tow the the trains back to the Transportation and Ticket Center to allow passengers to disembark.

Disney's massive transportation system has been hit by a series of incidents over the last few months, with the most serious involving the monorail. On July 5, monorail pilot Austin Wuennenberg was killed when two trains collided in a station. The tragedy was the first fatal accident in the monorail's 38-year operational history.


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