PHOTOS: Take a Look Inside a Disney Skyliner Gondola Emergency Supply Case

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Today is the day you’ve all been waiting for: the official opening date of the Disney Skyliner! By this point, you may have already seen our video of the flight experience and read our full review of the fun yet terrifying new way to park hop, and all that’s left is for you to take a flight yourself.

Now this new transportation option has been a long time coming, and many folks along the way may have questioned the safety (and temperature) of the gondolas, should they break down on their lengthy journey across the resort. We don’t want it to happen, but we have to be prepared and reassured, right? Earlier this month we reported on the testing of the safety spiels and emergency stops, and back in June we spotted a water evacuation boat by one of the resort stations. Today, we’re able to look at the safety features in-flight.

If you’ve been on the Skyliner already, you may have noticed already that each gondola is equipped with a mysterious black emergency case under the seat. Today, we got a peek inside one of them, and can report on its contents. Let’s have a look, shall we?

Do note that these photos were submitted to us by readers. We do not recommend tampering with these emergency supply cases as the contents needs to remain intact in case of an actual emergency.

The kit includes a glow stick, lots of packs of drinking water, a notebook, and some, uh… waste disposal bags. So, the necessities, but hopefully nothing you’ll be needing to use on your next flight!

Have you ridden the Skyliner yet? Let us know what you think! Also, make sure you check out our full roundup of all the Disney Skyliner Grand Opening merchandise items, including prices, available now across Walt Disney World.

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Madeleine

Madeleine is a languages student from England who spends more time watching Disney movies in foreign languages and calling it "revision" than actually doing the set work. She has a tendency to plan Disney holidays for other people, whether they asked or not, and loves talking about the parks to absolutely anyone who will listen. Get in touch - [email protected]

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tim
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tim

notebook? I would think cooling towels instead but just an opinion.

Austin Ray
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Austin Ray

Please tell how you’ll keep it cold until that random emergency.

Disney Facts
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Disney Facts

The notebooks in the Skyliner Gondelas are made with 100% recycled paper from the Woody’s Roundup Marinate Show Project Proposal Packets.

Bryan
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Bryan

Maybe for a deaf person to be able to communicate with rescue personnel who don’t know sign language in the event of an emergency?

Melody
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Melody

The notebook is likely used for communicating with emergency personnel as you probably aren’t going to be very effective yelling from high up inside a Skyliner if anything goes wrong. There is no way for cooling towels to stay cool all day unless they have CMs literally regularly re-wetting them as they dry out from every vehicle, all day long.

mark nowak
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mark nowak

That sort of tells me that if there is an emergency, be prepared to spend a long time up there until you get rescued !

tammy knowles
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tammy knowles

Or that they prepare for the worst case scenario, just to be prepared.
We have skyliners in the UK at theme parks, they rarely break down and if they do I’ve never known them need to do an in air evacuation.

Monkeypoopants
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Monkeypoopants

That’s only if you pay $199 to have the complete Skyliner experience.

SLB
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SLB

Yeah, also not sure what the notebook is for? In any case, expect a lot of those cases to go missing. People are going to see those and think “It’s like hotel toiletries, they’ve got tons of them and I could use an emergency kit for my car. It’s not like Disney can’t afford to replace them!” They’ll stuff them in the back of the baby stroller and off they’ll go.

SLB
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SLB

People will also be breaking into them for the water – “Serves Disney right for charging so much for water in the parks!” and the glow sticks – “Cool, something to wave in the air during the fireworks!” They’ll take the articles out, close the kit, and put it back under the seat.

Apparently Disney is assuming people are going to be decent and not break into these things. I hope the CMs will be checking the kits often for missing items because I really don’t think that’s going to be the case.

Gene
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Gene

This is a catastrophe waiting to happen! Number 1, the heat in a stopped (even for a 30 min wait for rescue) car will be unbearable. Wait! Waste disposal? This is not an optimistic view of rescue time! What this tells us is that Disney is preparing for lengthy waits to be rescued of more than an hour! Think about it; it’s not just your car awaiting rescue, it’s every car dangling. Unless they have a rescue mechanism to service every car individually the nightmare scenerio will surely happen. There must be small print warnings somewhere to prevent lawsuits! If… Read more »

Curt
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Curt

How long before we see these on sale on E-Bay because the same people who thought it was okay to open them decide it’s okay to take them?

Disney Fan
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Disney Fan

“Do note that these photos were submitted to us by readers. We do not recommend tampering with these emergency supply cases as the contents needs to remain intact in case of an actual emergency.”
And yet you POSTED them. How UNSCRUPULOUS.

Tom Corless
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Tom Corless

It’s probably good for someone motion sick in a gondola to know it’s there…

Jeremy Wallace
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Jeremy Wallace

How about a rope?

Bob from Toledo
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Bob from Toledo

I hear every 4th car has a small emergency kit of airplane liquor bottles, atleast until Disney finds out people are opening these. Thanks Shanghai!!!

mew`
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mew`

and a notebook…. so you can write your last will and testament?