Have you ever been evacuated from a Disney World ride?
Believe it or not, it happens often — sometimes rides have technical issues and Cast Members end up having to evacuate guests off of rides. Although an evacuation can often be inconvenient, it can be a necessity (but, hey, you often get to see things on the ride you normally wouldn’t get to see!).
Last night, a ride at Magic Kingdom had to be evacuated — and it’s one we’ve seen evacuated numerous times (like we said, these things happen!). Thanks to DFB Reader @heykaylamay on Instagram, we’ve got photos of what happened when the PeopleMover was evacuated yesterday evening. First, the vehicle came to a stop.
Then Cast Members began to instruct guests on how to evacuate in orderly groups. First, one group was evacuated…
…and then another and another until the ride was empty.
Here’s another look at what it’s like to be evacuated off of the fan-favorite ride.
One reader took us with her as she evacuated from the Peoplemover! Thanks for the perspective @heykaylamay! pic.twitter.com/sWg82ob3cf
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So what should you do if a ride gets evacuated? First, stay calm. Second, listen to Cast Members — they will instruct you on what to do. Soon, you’ll be off the ride and ready for a post-evacuation Dole Whip (or is that just us?). Also, if a ride has been evacuated and is closed, you’ll want to keep an eye on the My Disney Experience app so you know when it opens again.
We’ll let you know about other ride evacuations, closings, and reopenings, so please stay tuned to DFB for more news!
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Have you ever been evacuated from a Disney World ride? Let us know in the comments!
Post evacuation Dole Whips. Was just you, and I like the idea and will implement it as needed should I be evacuated from a Disney ride.
Edward Jackson says
I would not have been able to help myself. I would have knocked on the glass until someone noticed me.
Wow! Sorry but that looked kinda cool!
It would be interesting to learn why the PeopleMover has so many issues. It is old technology, which perhaps that is the problem. The current team seems to be having a difficult time keeping it operational. It seems that the entire attraction could have been rebuilt when it was closed for so long during 2020-2021.
Is there ever a day where the Peoplemover isn’t evacuated?
Q: What would be the worst ride to be evacuated from?!
Mashelle Patrick says
Many years ago when I visited Disneyland I had to be evacuated from the jungle cruise. It was near the end of the ride and the boat had slipped off the track and we all had to transfer to another boat. We did the ride backwards. I got a fast pass past but I don’t know if he would have called it a fast pass because it was before fast pass.
Terri B says
My family and I were evacuated off the Universe of Energy attraction a few years back – everything just stopped moving – the dinosaurs and all – the lights came on and the cast members directed us off the moving car through a door and hall that led outside. We never did learn what had stopped it.
We were ON the WEDway Peoplemover once when Space Mountain stopped and was evacuated! As we rode through we could hear instructions being given and all the lights were on inside the ride.