Update: We may have discovered a cause! The door may have fallen when a motorized scooter rammed into it, breaking it loose. This report hasn’t been confirmed, but it seems plausible.
.@WaltDisneyWorld #Monorail door hanging off after motorized scooter rammed it. Totally summarizes current state of @WaltDisneyWorld transportation. Nothing running on time all week. pic.twitter.com/R7YjqgZZ7A
— Thomas Schepp (@TRSchepp) November 13, 2018
The Monorail at Disney World continues to have some serious issues. According to a photo posted to an Instagram story by @StaleCupcakes, a door appears to have fallen off one of the Monorail trains.
The door reportedly fell off one of the Monorail trains (rumor says it was the Lime train) while it was in the Grand Floridian Resort station. The door was left dangling near the track, forcing cast members to remove it with a lift. It’s unclear if any passengers were on board when the door fell off, or what occurred prior to the door coming off.
This comes not too far removed from other incidents including a door getting stuck open while the Monorail was in motion and the safety loop getting stuck on repeat.
Rumors have suggested that Disney World is in the process (or will be in the process) of upgrading its Monorail trains, but so far nothing has been officially confirmed.
At nearly 30 years old, the trains are well overdue to be replaced. The vehicles endure a demanding daily workload and a brutal climate. It should come as no surprise that dangerous incidents are becoming a more regular occurrence. Hopefully replacements are in Disney’s short-term plans.