Yesterday, reports emerged on social media about smoke and a potential fire at the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover (TTAPM) in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom (MK).
Both the TTAPM and the Astro Orbiter were evacuated. Once Reedy Creek Fire Department (RCFD) were on the scene, the issue was resolved within the hour and both attractions were back up and running that same evening.
In a statement to the Orlando Sentinel, a RCFD spokesperson stated that responders were called to the ride at 5:24 (EST U.S.) and confirmed there was no fire at the scene. Responders were on scene for 12 minutes before leaving.
The cause of the smoke has not been revealed, however witnesses have revealed that there was the smell of electrical and rubber burning in the area, which essentially could be related to the moving ramp leading up and down the loading platform for the TTAPM.
Cast Members were seen using a fire extinguisher on the ride’s exit ramp, according to witnesses. MK park officials have not released a statement on the matter at this time. Stay tuned to Orlando Theme Park Zone.