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Scary experience on the monorail from our trip...

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by troyseyfert, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. roomthreeseventeen

    roomthreeseventeen Inaugural Dopey Challenge finisher

    Great point. I see people put their arm/bag/STROLLER in subway closing doors all the time.
     
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  3. AmyB2006

    AmyB2006 I'd rather be in Disney!

    I'm really sorry that happened to you guys. It can be scary to think about what "could" have happened. Although, that baby is pretty well protected in that belly of hers ;) I can't tell you how many times I smacked my own pregnant ginormous belly into a counter, a table, etc. As far as I know, my kids are fine. LOL

    But I do kind of think that the quoted statement is a given. KWIM? I mean, it's mechanical, and operated by people (human error). So of course it's prone to malfunctioning from time to time.

    But again, sorry that happened to you.
     
  4. disnut8

    disnut8 New Member

    But that's also a problem for the Cast Members. Guest #1 might just want to exit and get to Wishes while Guest #15 wants five Fastpasses to make up for the event. Sure, leave Guest #1 go but what do you do with Guest #15 and a crowd of people around? Give out five Fastpasses to those left and have to deal with others who come back and now want five Fastpasses?

    As others have mentioned throughout this thread, expectations of "compensation" vary wildly. From nothing (like this original poster) to Fastpasses. What does a Cast Member do to make it fair to all without making a huge incident to affect others not even involved (and you know people out there would take advantage without even being near the monorail at that time).

    Let's face it, unless you were personally there and experienced this, you shouldn't be saying what kind of compensation should have been given out (or not given out).
     
  5. girlsmom

    girlsmom New Member

    oh my heavens people: some of yall are being just MEAN!

    op: i am so sorry that happened to you. while pregnant, balance can be off as it is so that was probably a VERY close call for you for something awful to have happened!


    thank you for the heads up for monorail!
     
  6. rock_doctor

    rock_doctor New Member

    Now this would be my comment. I was under the impression the doors are not automatic and somebody had to physically push the button to close them. I would send an email to Disney to let them know this happened. Disney seems to be having a lot of issues with the monorail system at this time and it may be time for the management staff to move on. On our last trip a older gentleman slipped and fell as he was getting on the train. The station CMs just stood there and watched while other guests picked him up. They did not talk to him nor even checked on him... I guess they did not want to go though the investigation that i assume Disney does when something happens... We our selves had an issue with a station CM who insisted we squeeze our wheel chair onto a full car. When we did not want to and he got nasty. Most of the station CMs are great, i like to talk to them between trains and they are usually friendly and interesting but you do get one here and there that just isn't on the ball or seems to not care. The OP should send an email to Disney to let them know it happened. I would bet it was never reported.
     
  7. Granny square

    Granny square Always planning a trip!

    Lol, you made me laugh:)
     
  8. numberonenole

    numberonenole New Member

    Thanks for the heads up regarding the monorail doors. My family will pay more attention when we are exiting now.

    It makes me sad that people are so worried about lawsuits and so centered on themselves that they can't be bothered to ask if you are ok when something like this occurs. A simple gesture of kindness should not be too much to ask.

    I don't post here a lot because there are so many people whose first instinct is to be mean.
     
  9. bdtracey

    bdtracey There are no dumb questions but there sure are a l

    Wow talk about making a mountain out of a mole hill (no pregnancy pun intended ;))

    Bottom line: Monorail doors can close unexpectedly. Be aware of your surroundings people.
     
  10. Wendybird55

    Wendybird55 New Member

    I glanced through this thread and see that it' gone off in different directions and comments based on what people perceived from original post.

    Bottom line to me is I don't trust the monorails and prefer not to use them at Disney. This post along with other posts and personal experience of monorails getting stuck, being delayed and having to wait on the track or service being interrupted due to a problem makes me rather take the bus!

    We enjoy the EPCOT resorts and in staying there most of our trips very rarely need to use the monorail.

    One thing I do wish they would do and maybe need to do is offer bus service from EPCOT to MK. One day we were leaving EPCOT to go to MK and I suggested we try a bus and well, duh, there are no buses from EPCOT to MK. Yes it makes sense as there is the monorail, but maybe if they alleviate some of the monorail traffic it will help cut back on break downs and malfunctions....
     
  11. cka

    cka New Member

    :eek: Sorry for your experience OP. Too make you feel better, a few years ago I was on a crowded monorail with my friends and a small child was having a full conversation with her finger and then staring at me with this evil eye. I was and still am convinced she was a demon child cursing me to the depths of the extinct land of Mr Toads Wild Ride. :woohoo:
     
  12. Freezing Cold B

    Freezing Cold B New Member

    That would not be a pleasant experience, but I doubt anyone was seriously injured. If (which is pointless to talk about "ifs", since it's over and done with) your wife would've been nailed in the stomach, she and the baby likely would've been fine. Women take hits all the time during pregnancies. No, it's not ideal, but the mothers body is a fairly safe and protective environment. This must be your first baby?
     
  13. jimmysmom74

    jimmysmom74 New Member

    I just want to say that the OP didn't say he wanted compensation, He also did said the mother or father were complaining asking what they were going to do about it. That doesn't always mean $$ or stuff.
    I'm sorry, if I am pushing a double stroller out with my 2 kids and a door closes with half my family hanging out, I think I would be more worried about this NEVER happening again and my words to a CM might be "what are you going to do about it". Same as this parent. Never did OP say mom jammed the stroller in to try and stop the doors from closing. Where does this stuff come from???:confused3
    We weren't there so instead of making up our own scenario let's just use the OPs. Sorry this happened to you OP. I hope they fixed it. Machines are suppose to work properly or be fixed.

    P.S. Snakes was a little funny. Inside joke, I guess!!
     
  14. revdon64

    revdon64 New Member

    So let me see if I understand you - we shouldn't comment unless we've experienced what you did, but you originally posted this as a warning to others. Am I the only one that sees a disconnect there?
     
  15. Granny square

    Granny square Always planning a trip!

    There are a lot of parents who have been through pregnancy or the pregnancy of people we love. I fell on ice down a flight of stairs at 7 months. Scary yes. But babies and pregnant abdomens are tough stuff. Was I scared, yes. But experience says that thankfully she wasn't squished and that it is better to let it go. Dwelling doesn't do either of you any benefit.
     
  16. Hooked On The Mouse

    Hooked On The Mouse New Member

    Thank you for the warning OP. I will add it to my growing list of concerns with the monorail. I have to agree with others that it's a shame some posters work so hard to create drama where there was none.
     
  17. Freezing Cold B

    Freezing Cold B New Member

    I think it's just a first time parents freaked out because they have this vision in their head of their child being smashed inside the wives belly. Which... is not likely going to happen from a monorail door. I can't even imagine how it would shut on a pregnant belly, I mean it's not like an arm. But, I think the problem is they are just a paranoid first time parent. I honestly don't think they are trying to cause drama, but I think they just wanted an outlet for their nerves. And, when everyone didn't say, "Oh you poor thing", they felt slighted.

    I guess I can't say I've had a personal experience of having an accident while pregnant (because I've never been pregnant, I hate babies, I love kids, but I hate babies), but growing up in farm counting I've seen plenty of pregnant bellies take hits/kicks from animals, doors, machinery, etc.. I've only known one person to miscarry as a result, and that was a domestic violence situation.
     
  18. msjprincess

    msjprincess New Member

    Don't the doors close one at at a time? :confused3
     
  19. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom <font color=darkorchid>The Mean Squinty Eye Works

    Yes they do. Watching a video on youtube, I'm not sure how they would even close at the same time. That is very strange.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3GbwRJ5hTQ
     
  20. BayouMickey

    BayouMickey Green Grinning Gators Come Out To Socialize

    oooh! Something foul is afoot!
    or is that a foot is something foul?:rolleyes1
     
  21. Alesia

    Alesia New Member

    I think a lot of us understand better than you think. First time parents freak out about everything, but those of us who have been there and are past it can't help but find it amusing. Trust me, there is simply no way that the monorail doors could have caused your wife to lose the baby - that baby is incredibly well protected.
     

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