Power Outage at Epcot

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On May 29, during park operating hours there was a power outage at Epcot. Many guests were rerouted to other areas of the park and the buses as opposed to the Monorail to transport them to other guest areas. At the writing of this article, 8:05pm EST on May 29th Spaceship Earth is listed as Temporarily Closed.

In various Facebook groups guest posted pictures and their experience with this power outage. One guest on Facebook reported that a cast member told her it was a surge. Other Facebook users said they smelled something like chemicals. WDWNT reported that Spaceship Earth, Pin Traders, and the restrooms in the area are out of power. They also reported that guests are being told to use the buses instead of the monorail. Reedy Creek Firefighters were seen on location near Spaceship Earth.

Disney has experienced Power outages before in all of the parks. Guests are redirected to areas that have not been affected by power outages by the many cast members in the area. It seems that most of the park was open to all guests with the exception of Spaceship Earth, Pin Traders, the monorail, and some restrooms.

I assume we will hear more about this power outage as it unfolds at Walt Disney World. I was glad to hear that it did not affect the operation of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind as it has just recently opened to the general public.

Having worked at theme park when power outages occurred, I can tell you they are nuisance as guests are disgruntled about the affected areas and attractions at the park. It is a temporary pain as the outage will be fixed as soon as possible to allow for park operations to continue business as usual.

Were you at Epcot during the power outage on May 29th, 2022? Tell us about your experience below.

 


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