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Old 09-12-2013, 08:35 AM   #1
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Scary experience on the monorail from our trip...

Hello everyone...

My wife and I just returned from a GREAT trip at the Walt Disney World resort.

However, we had a scare the last couple days we were there. My wife is close to 6 months pregnant and we were riding the monorail to go see Wishes at Magic Kingdom.

On the monorail we were on, it was taking a while for the monorail to actually open up the door...it seems like they were trying to shift to line up to the metal gates?

Finally, the doors opened and everyone was getting out. My wife and I were on the tail end of the crowds. All of a sudden, the doors closed right in front of our faces, leaving us trapped. The people right next to us had a double stroller and the door closed right in the middle of a double stroller...there was also a little girl approaching and getting in and the doors closed on her and she was screaming and crying because she was trapped.

It could have been a terrible experience if my wife would have just walked out in the middle when the doors were closing and it could have smashed into her belly.

So, the monorail people were trying to get everything figured out. Finally, they got the doors open. However, NO ONE checked to see if we were ok or did anything to try to make us feel better. My wife was shaken up the entire night. The people with the double strollers were complaining to the monorail people and asked, "What are you going to do for us now that you have made all my family nervous?" It was not a pretty sight.

My wife and I are now a little paranoid when exiting monorails because of what happened. So, just letting you all know, monorails can break down at any time and sensors can break down so be cautious when walking off monorails from now on.
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:39 AM   #2
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:47 AM   #3
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that is scary. I'm sorry you had to go through that but glad everyone is ok.
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:54 AM   #4
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I know this will sound strange, but I am always ready for the doors to shut on me, because the NYC subway doors do this (or at least they used to)..... but I recognize that many people are not used to train like doors. In the city, you can push back on the shutting doors and they re-open.

And the monorail is so short in comparison, and of course they have CMs watching the doors, that I would not expect this to happen (unless there was a malfunction as you described).
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Old 09-12-2013, 05:57 PM   #5
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I know this will sound strange, but I am always ready for the doors to shut on me, because the NYC subway doors do this (or at least they used to)..... but I recognize that many people are not used to train like doors. In the city, you can push back on the shutting doors and they re-open.
Me too! I'm always the one getting stuck in the subway doors. And you really have to put some force in to push them back away from you.
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:56 AM   #6
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Very scary. Glad to hear everyone is ok.

We were just there and I was very nervous riding the monorail after hearing the story of the people getting stuck that night for three hours and not being able to get out until they towed it.
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:07 AM   #7
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So, the monorail people were trying to get everything figured out. Finally, they got the doors open. However, NO ONE checked to see if we were ok or did anything to try to make us feel better. My wife was shaken up the entire night. The people with the double strollers were complaining to the monorail people and asked, "What are you going to do for us now that you have made all my family nervous?" It was not a pretty sight.
I'm not trying to make light of what happened. I can bet it was scary! However, I don't see why WDW has to do something for you because you are nervous. Would a fist full of Fast Passes make you less nervous? Would a free meal make you less nervous using the monorail?

Why is it that everything that goes wrong warrants compensation?
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:08 AM   #8
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At least a snake didn't fall on your lap and bite you in the crotch.
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:16 AM   #9
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At least a snake didn't fall on your lap and bite you in the crotch.

And that was not very sensitive. It could have been serious. What do you think warrants sympathy? That my wife's stomach got pushed in to the door and we lost the baby or had to give an emergency birth?

C'mon people.
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:20 AM   #10
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And that was not very sensitive. It could have been serious. What do you think warrants sympathy? That my wife's stomach got pushed in to the door and we lost the baby or had to give an emergency birth?

C'mon people.
So what you are saying is you posted this to get sympathy?
The guy was making a joke regarding another post. I understand you and your wife were mildly traumatized. I'm sorry it happened to you. Maybe PP was trying to make you smile for a minut brief second to get your mind off of what happened.
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:22 AM   #11
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that is definitely very scary. I'd be afraid of the monorail starting to move w/ someone caught in the door.

At Great Wolf Lodge once, a friend we were there with got her arm stuck in the elevator door. She put her arm in the way of the door to hold it for someone, and the sensor didn't work and it closed on her arm. She was very scared. At Great Wolf, kids are using the elevator alone all the time, so you'd think the sensors would be extra, extra sensitive.

Like another poster, I'm always thinking the doors on anything can close at anytime. Always hyper-aware of it, but doesn't mean it can't happen to me.

Sorry that happened to you guys.
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...At Great Wolf Lodge once, a friend we were there with got her arm stuck in the elevator door. She put her arm in the way of the door to hold it for someone, and the sensor didn't work and it closed on her arm. .....
Never, ever, ever stick your arm in a closing elevator door unless it's okay if you lose it. Use a purse, bag, phone and wave it in front of the eye in an emergency (unless the elevator is buzzing and then you have kept the door open too long and it is going to close none the less). Or hit the door open button.
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:47 AM   #13
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I was waiting for that one.




OP- so scary! Thanks for sharing, we'll be sure to exit quickly!!
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Old 09-12-2013, 03:57 PM   #14
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At least a snake didn't fall on your lap and bite you in the crotch.
I was thinking just this!!! I truly appreciate the warning, but I'm starting to feel like WDW is a dangerous place with a whole bunch of scenarios that are out of my hands. I'm deciding today not to have anxiety about snakes, monorails breaking , and whatever else I hear about tomorrow.

Sorry you had such a scary experience. I would be shaken up too if pregnant just thinking what could have happened. Thanks for the heads up. Glad all is okay & you still had a great trip!
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Old 09-16-2013, 03:07 PM   #15
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At least a snake didn't fall on your lap and bite you in the crotch.
Thats the truth!!!!


Really, I am always prepared for doors to shut on me, I dont know why. But Im sure it was a little scarier with your wife being pregnant.
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