I saw this article in the Orlando Sentinel . . . thought it would be good to post here and get everyone’s feedback.
I know my DD9 was concerned and stated “I don’t want to ever ride the monorail again!” I told her the history and we discussed it. She’s OK with it now. DD5 was more concerned it was the PINK monorail which is her favorite. (nice to be 5 sometimes! )
[I]The big news today is about the monorail crash at Disney last night that killed the 21-year-old monorail driver. It’s a truly horrible accident that some Disney visitors witnessed. And it has left some parents keeping their kids away from coverage and wondering what to tell their children if they ask about the accident. One mom whose family has annual Disney passes told me she doesn’t want her children to hear about the accident for fear they would never ride the monorail again.
What are you telling your children about the crash, if anything? (A bit of history would help: This is apparently the first death in Disney’s monorail system in its nearly 38-year existence.)
The crash also raises a question: Will Disney continue its practice of allowing up to four guests to ride in the front car with the driver?[/I]