Walt Disney World Monorail is Down Due to Power Outage

Reports suggest that Disney Monorail Transportation, a popular way for Guests to Park Hop between areas such as EPCOT, Magic Kingdom, and Walt Disney World Resort Hotels, is currently down due to a power outage on the tracks.

EPCOT Monorail with Spaceship Earth in Background

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The Disney website advertises its Monorail system as the “public transport of the future,” making “getting around… a breeze!” Of course, the first Disney Monorail Transportation system, designed by Walt Disney Imagineer Bob Gurr and Alweg, debuted at Disneyland Park’s Tomorrowland in 1959, with Disney World’s “Mark IV” models coming to the Magic Kingdom for its 1971 opening.

Today, Walt Disney World boasts three lines running within the Disney Monorail Transportation system. Typically, the Express Monorail, Resort Monorail, and EPCOT Monorail all begin operating 30 minutes before both Parks open and conclude one to two hours after the Parks close, depending on which of the three Monorail lines Guests choose.

Monorail EPCOT


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In fact, visitors to the Walt Disney World Resort can pick up roundtrip service from one of the many Park locations, the Ticket, and Transportation Center, or stops at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Grand Floridian Hotel & Spa, and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. However, Guests visiting Walt Disney World yesterday allegedly experienced downtime while riding the monorail, leading to extended closures and a full Monorail hiatus today.

Some Cast Members have reported that Walt Disney World’s entire Monorail system currently lacks power, with the outage leading to a possible overnight closure for all three lines. Even so, it’s unclear what the current status of the Monorail is beyond the fact that it hasn’t been operating on its regular schedule today at the Walt Disney World Resort, according to reports from Cast Members and Disney Guests.

Exterior view of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

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In addition, Disney Parks has not updated the Walt Disney World webpage for the Monorail schedule or that of the My Disney Experience app to reflect this hiatus or advertise any extended closures. For more information on the Walt Disney World Monorail, click here.

Disney Dining will continue to update this story as it develops.



About Spencer Johnette

Spencer is a lifelong lover of theme parks, princesses, and Disney history that recently relocated to Northern California. She completed her undergraduate studies at UCLA, where she was the founder and first president of the campus Disney Club. A former Cast Member still mourning the loss of the Disney Store, she now haunts the Walt Disney Family Museum halls and shares her opinions with anyone who will listen @gothelsflower.