Squirrel survives stare down with Disney monorail

Guests cheer when animal jumps off track

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Waiting at Walt Disney World is not uncommon, but recent park guests had to wait longer than usual because of a squirrel.

A video recorded and posted to YouTube on Monday shows a monorail train heading from the Grand Floridian to the Magic Kingdom moving slowly -- starting and stopping -- because a squirrel was on the track and wouldn't jump off.

The video was recorded by a park guest awaiting the train at a nearby station.

"Monorail passengers at Disney World had a 45-minute ride between stops because a squirrel got on the track and the woman driving couldn't bring herself to run it over," the YouTube poster said.  " They made progress a few feet at a time, honking at the squirrel to continue further down the track."

The video shows the squirrel finally entering the train station and eventually jumping off the track, bringing a round of applause from the awaiting guests.

[VIDEO:  Squirrel halts Disney World monorail]

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Disney said the delay did not trigger its monorail alert system because all the trains kept moving moving and there was no danger to any employees or guests.

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