Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by KingGrimlock, Jul 6, 2009.
Walt Disney World monorail crash kills employee - Yahoo! News
sad just sad
Yep, it's been making quite the rounds on the news. Considering the length of time Disney's monorails have been in operation (late 1950's, if I recall), the safety record has been pretty impressive up to this point. The monorails in Orlando have been active since the early 70's with no incidents.
So much for the good old days when they'd let you ride up front with the driver.
sad...with the track record they had.
and seems lately, the amount of rail vehicles crashing is disturbing.
Eh. It's one crash in ~50 years resulting in 1 death. Disney's safety and track record are as good as one could hope to achieve when it come to their monorails. I have ridden them since I was a kid and will surely again.
I was there a few weeks ago.
Disneyland. The happiest place on Earth.
YouTube - Disney Epcot monorail crash Video (WARNING! Video of after the crash taken by a tourist who was on one of the cars.)
They are banging on the windows to get the driver's attention. They cannot because he is the one who died in the crash.
My prayers go out to the family that lost their son. Nothing like this should happen, especially at of all places, Disney World.
that sucks big time
This, combined with the death of Marcelo Torres on Big Thunder in 2003 (A person I knew personally), are enough to keep me off a Disney ride forever.
But you have to remember though nothing on this world is faultless, everything can break....there is no such thing as a 100% safe anything.
Even with this monorail its safety record is still 99.8% or some other near perfect number.
Still, sad to hear of people's deaths
I'd have to think it's even higher than that, given the sheer number of people riding the monorails every single day.
That's just awful. So terrible to hear.
I've rode the monorail several times in the past and it always felt incredibly safe to me.
I always figured that there were sensors and automatic brakes to prevent something like this from happening. I wonder if this will come out as driver error, or mechanical.
yea i have been trying to figure it out how this possibly happen.....stuff like this worries me cause i will be driving a train after i go to college
Looking at just the Disney World section, it looks like only 2 rides suffered from any real guest problems, both when they were relatively new. All the rest are people with pre-existing conditions or those trying to sue Disney for the money.
Given the sheer number of people who visit all the Disney Parks every day and the number of employees that the number of incidents is that low, it's almost quite amazing. You're probably more likely to be struck by lightning while being bitten by a shark and stung by a bee at once then to be seriously harmed by a ride of any type in Disney World statistically.
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