Sometimes technology doesn’t always work correctly. This is a tragic story of just that. Early this morning, around 2 a.m., the pink and purple monorails crashed in Walt Disney World. The pink monorail was moving, and the purple monorail was stationary. The crash killed one Cast Member, but officials say no Guests were injured. So far, the name of that CM has not been released.
If you’d like to read more about this story, here are links to official news sources:
Also, if you’d like some more information about the monorail itself, here’s a link to a Wikipedia entry on the monorail system. According to this, the trains must always be kept two blocks apart. If they get closer than this, the train is supposed to stop itself and lock out the driver’s controls. The only way to regain control of the train is to correct the safety issue or to press an override button.
Finally, I’d like to offer my condolences and prayers to those and the families of those involved, especially that of the Cast Member. This is a tragic event. I’ll try to offer updates as they become available.