Scary experience on the monorail from our trip...

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

  1. fabulousfive

    fabulousfive DIS Veteran

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    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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  3. pepe of ohio

    pepe of ohio DIS Veteran

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    We are of the nature, not to move or attempt to disembark until anything cones to a complete stop or are told to get off....we'll usually dally a bit before getting off of anything... No hurrying for us..!
     
  4. utkscvol1

    utkscvol1 DIS Veteran

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    We returned on 9-7--- 2 times while riding the monorail we noticed issues with doors- nothing like what u experienced but they were def having issues with them opening and closing. Once we were not allowed to board because of it and had to wait on the next one.
     
  5. ThinkTink09

    ThinkTink09 Walt is my Homeboy

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    Thanks for the heads up about the doors! I believe it's helpful to post experiences so everyone is more informed and aware. Plus it gives one peace of mind to share an alarming experience with others.

    As for the Disney response when it happened - everyone was probably too surprised to react...you know, the oh crap, now what moment. I'm sure they looked into it afterwards.

    Thanks for the post OP! So sorry that happened to you. Hakuna Mata to the drama lol.
     
  6. Schmeck

    Schmeck <font color=blue>Funny thing is now my 17 year old

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    PP's pointed out that the doors don't even close at the same time, and I remember that at MK, the incoming guests come in on the opposite side of the outgoing guests, so how could the little girl get caught, if the doors aren't even open on that side until the other side exits?
     
  7. disneysophie

    disneysophie I Love Disney!

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    Not in the contemporary, Floridian or poly. There you exit and enter on same side
     
  8. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

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    But if they were trying to get off the monorail they must have been at the Magic Kingdom, right? :confused3
     
  9. LittleMissMagic

    LittleMissMagic Victoria on Vacation

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    Me too! I'm always the one getting stuck in the subway doors. :scared1: And you really have to put some force in to push them back away from you.
     
  10. kandb

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    OP-I read your post a few times and see nothing in it that indicates you expected any compensation or sympathy from Disney. You just mentioned that none of the CM's asked if everyone was OK by the malfunction, and I totally agree with you, that they could of just said, "is everyone alright"? Try to ignore the people on here that "attacked" you for no reason, they are not well. Good luck with your new child.
     
  11. CNYDisneyFan

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    Yikes. Sorry to hear that happened.
     
  12. fbarker

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    Yes that is why I am very doubtful that this occurred. Just a lot of things happening that aren't connected. Sorry I have my doubts
     
  13. momtotwoteens

    momtotwoteens OIB for me!

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    Agreed. I also notice that it seems to be the same ones coming in making the rude uncalled-for comments. Maybe they think they're really funny and clever? Anyway, had it happened to me I would have been just a little shaken up, too. I'm sure MANY people would have been shaken up had it happened to THEM. And I didn't think throwing the "snake" comment from the other thread was that funny. The OP was upset about what happened. And he wasn't the one who asked for compensation!! He said there was someone ELSE who was asking. Okay, I feel better now.
     
  14. BayouMickey

    BayouMickey Green Grinning Gators Come Out To Socialize

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    Not trying to be rude, but maybe you didn't catch the fact that the doors close one at a time?
     
  15. Belle0101

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    To the bolded, what did you want the CM to do, or what compensation were you wanting, that would have made you feel better?
     
  16. momtotwoteens

    momtotwoteens OIB for me!

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    Not at all. I was talking about the many uncalled-for rude comments all over the boards. I wasn't questioning whether it happened or not. Maybe you didn't catch that.
     
  17. andyman8

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    I think all the OP was really asking for was an "are you okay?" from a nearby CM, which is a rather logical desire.

    **shifting from quoted OP**

    To be frank, I get the whole love for Disney thing but when something like this malfunctions, I don't see why anyone would have a problem with someone being upset over this malfunction.

    And at what point are they going to even replace these monorails? Most of them are now approaching their 22nd year in service and they're showing their datedness with dirtier cabins (considered "small" by today's standards), more breakdowns, and lots of smaller problems. While they still be operational this year, at one point in the future, they won't be and you'll have to replace them. Now how much longer they can get out of them is the real question (from what I hear they're hoping to keep these cars until at least 2020).
     
  18. Granny square

    Granny square Always planning a trip!

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    In general I think people want to be heard and shown some kindness.

    Totally a guess but had someone said "I'm really sorry that happened, are you ok" then listened it wouldn't have continued to bother. I've felt that way on more than one occasion in life. But as I said, totally a guess.

    In the end you just have to make the decision to move on. IMO
     
  19. minnie mum

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    Given how these doors operate, I don't see how any pregnant woman's belly could possibly be caught between these doors. One door closes completely before the other door starts to close. Either you would stop when the first door began to close, or you would be out the other side before it began to close. In this case, neither the OP or his wife were actually in the doorway at the time. So why are they traumatized by this? Surprised, of course! But why be traumatized by something that didn't happen?

    I can understand if the stroller was caught- they're large and unwieldy and some people are not very adept at moving them quickly. I hope the stroller wasn't damaged. If it was, I'm sure Disney would have taken care of that. I'm sure the child in it was shielded by the stroller. I'm still trying to figure out how the little girl managed to get onto the monorail. Aren't boarding guests held back until guests have exited the monorail cars?

    Yes, this is a good reminder that caution should be exercised around the doors of any monorail (or bus, for that matter). But the OP really needs to put this behind them and move on. Given that nothing happened to them other than having a door shut in front of them, why do they feel that the CM's needed to ask if they were OK or do 'something to make them feel better'? Methinks that if the OP and his wife continue to feel this way, they should seek alternate transportation on future visits.
     
  20. DisReno

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    Just laughing my head off over this comment. So funny. This poster just diagnosed 80% of the people on the DIS.

    We are not well.

    Too funny.
     
  21. BayouMickey

    BayouMickey Green Grinning Gators Come Out To Socialize

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    Thats my mistake I thought you were referring to the skeptics on this thread, my apologies.
     

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