Update: word is that the Express line at the MK had trouble tonight too with one train being pushed back to the barn.
Monorails are known to be prone to brake fires. They’re usually small ones that are easily put out, sometimes just by the wind of travel. I’m hearing a report that last night Monorail Coral was involved in a brake fire that possibly spread to its tires.
The monorail pilot reported Signal 25, aka “Visible Odors” the keyphrase for smoke, with passengers on board. There were no injuries, but I’m told that Monorail Coral is offline until it can be fixed. With Monorail Silver in the shop too, this means the monorail system is running at low capacity for the next few days.
I’m thankful that no one was hurt, but this is yet another accident in a string of back luck for Disney’s transportation system. I wish Kevin Lansberry luck and speed in getting everything fixed. WDW doesn’t need any more bad PR right now.