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Old 05-24-2018, 02:22 PM   #1
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Default Blue MK Monorail doors close on boarding passengers

Apparently about an hour ago, the blue MK Express Monorail doors closed unexpectedly, bumping and trapping some passengers. It took a few minutes for the doors to be opened and free these folks. The express monorail is currently shut down while the resort monorail and MK ferries are operating normally.
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Old 05-24-2018, 02:49 PM   #2
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All I will say is that I'm glad our next couple of trips are anticipated to be at Fort Wilderness with our camper - no reason to ever use the Monorail! It seems to be sketchier and sketchier each day!
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Old 05-24-2018, 03:33 PM   #3
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Before they opened unexpectedly. Now they close unexpectedly.

But really - a few minutes to open and a bump? The few minutes is much ado about nothing IMO. The bumping when closing unexpectedly isn't good. But whomever wrote this had to spice it up with the whole "trapping passengers".
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I'm imagining "trapping passengers" with them being squooshed, one leg in and one leg out, with the door in between!
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I'm imagining "trapping passengers" with them being squooshed, one leg in and one leg out, with the door in between!
Yes, different ways to interpret although I'd say caught between the doors for squishing. Guess we'll see if it's confirmed elsewhere and an expanded report. If trapped in the door it would just be the person with the largest leg, arm, torso or whatever which is why I interpreted trapped passengers as just being stuck in the car vs squished in the door.
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Old 05-24-2018, 04:17 PM   #6
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Before they opened unexpectedly. Now they close unexpectedly.

But really - a few minutes to open and a bump? The few minutes is much ado about nothing IMO. The bumping when closing unexpectedly isn't good. But whomever wrote this had to spice it up with the whole "trapping passengers".
Doors close when stopped. They open when moving. I think they're testing a monorail version of Frogger where you enter the monorails by jumping from beam to beam through open doors. It'd be a really cool attraction!

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Doors close when stopped. They open when moving. I think they're testing a monorail version of Frogger where you enter the monorails by jumping from beam to beam through open doors. It'd be a really cool attraction!

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Maybe it's a new level in Disney's Crossy Road game!
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Doors close when stopped. They open when moving. I think they're testing a monorail version of Frogger where you enter the monorails by jumping from beam to beam through open doors. It'd be a really cool attraction!

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