Behind the scenes of your favorite theme parks, there may be more scare and danger than you could have dreamed.
Since Monorails are such a familiar form of transportation at Disney (and other) theme parks, they must be safe, right? They’ve been vetted, tested and approved, and they are used around the country for transportation. The truth is that if they were completely safe, there wouldn’t be any accidents, particularly not deadly ones, like the one depicted here at Disney. And, while theme parks continue to work to make the monorail safer, it’s always a good idea to be fully aware of the danger.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reported that the Disney monorail accident was likely a result of a combination of operator’s error and the coordinator’s failure to verify the position.” The American Monorail Project also claims that monorails have the highest safety record of any form of transportation.