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Disney Monorail Lightning Strike May Have Caused Evacuation

By    |   Monday, 14 Jul 2014 10:10 AM

Dozens of passengers were safely evacuated from a monorail train halted by a power outage during bad weather at Walt Disney World on Sunday. One rider reportedly saw a lightning strike.

Disney spokeswoman Jacquee Wahler told The Associated Press there were thunderstorms around the central Florida amusement complex when the elevated train stopped Sunday afternoon. She says a mechanized lift helped get passengers down.

"Due to weather, there was a power outage on the monorail. There's currently one train on the system without power and all the guests are now off the train," she said in a subsequent emailed update.

Wahler says the cause of the power outage wasn't immediately known. She says there was no fire and all got down calmly.

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On Thursday, a Bristish tourist riding on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Florida somehow lost two fingertips on his right hand.

The incident happened Thursday morning in Lake Buena Vista, the AP reported.

Bo Jones of the Reedy Creek Fire Department told Orlando station WKMG the man lost the tips of his ring and pinky fingers and was taken to a hospital. His name was not released and his condition wasn't available.

Officials say it was unclear how the incident happened.

Disney officials stopped the ride and checked it out. The ride was confirmed safe and reopened later Thursday.

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