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Three Walt Disney World Monorail Cast Members Suspended

Walt Disney World officials have announced that three Cast Members have been suspended with pay after Sunday's deadly monorail crash.
A monorail shop cast member,
the on duty monorail transportation manager
and a monorail pilot
were suspended due to the pending investigation, not disciplinary action. No names or further details have been given.

Further details at the WESH website.

Preliminary NTSB report on Monorail Accident released

Cast Member Austin Wuennenberg, hailed as a Hero

America's National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary statement on the fatal collision of two Walt Disney World Monorails that left 21 year old cast member Austin Wuennenberg dead. This is just a preliminary report and the full report may take 6 months or more.

Interactive Disney Community Developments.

In the last couple of days I have added a couple of new features to the site that I'd like to share with you.

In the last couple of months there have been a couple of articles from the front page of the site that have drawn a lot of attention from the world outside of our Disney Cast Member community. Pages like the write up of the 2009 Layoffs and the Book of Remembrance for Austin Wuennenberg, the Cast Member who sadly died in the WDW Monorail accident of July 5, 2009 have attracted the attention of Disneyphiles, Fans and many others.

Monorail Collision - One Cast Member Sadly Dead

Reports are coming in about the monorail collision overnight at the Epcot Station. The incident happened around 2:00 AM when it apears that a Pink monorail train collided with a purple monorail train at the station, killing its driver. Our condolences go out to the family of this Cast Member, his friends and the Disney Cast for their loss.

Austin Wuennenberg - Book of Rememberence

Walt Disney World - Monorail Pilot - Cast Member - Passed July 5, 2009

On July 5, 2009, in its first and only fatal accident, the WDW Monorail lost a Cast Member in an accident. As Cast Members, Disneyphiles and fans I invite you to leave your thoughts for the family and friends of this Cast Member taken from us too young.

Thank You.

Tim Jennings
Founder of After the Mouse.com
The Cast Member community.

In Encore!, Disney World Cast Members Perform for Good Cause

One of the amazing aspects of Walt Disney World is all the amazing talent the cast members have. Not just those who audition for roles in the stage shows, but also front line cast members who are great performers in their own right.

Encore! Cast Choir and Orchestra - a volunteer ensemble of nearly 300 talented Disney Cast Members - is currently in rehearsals for their next production, “Revolution! - A Musical Flashback to the 60's and 70's.” Shows are planned for July 23-25, 2009 at Epcot World ShowPlace and tickets are available to the general public.