911 Emergency Call Recordings From Night of Disney Skyliner Accident Released

It’s been over a week now since the Disney Skyliner accident at Walt Disney World. Multiple gondolas were reportedly seen crashed into each other and numerous guests had to be evacuated after over two hours stuck inside of the gondolas.

Out of a lack of ways to otherwise communicate with Skyliner ground ops, guests that had been stuck inside gondolas began calling 911 on their cellphones to seek help. According to a report by WESH 2 News, recordings from the 911 calls have since been released, with many passengers reporting medical emergencies.

Here are some of the transcribed 911 call recordings obtained by WESH:

>> “911, what’s the location of the emergency?”

>> “We’re stuck on the Disney Skyliner. It’s going on two hours now and we’re not really, we’re getting some automated message saying that we’re moving shortly…”

While some guests seemed merely frustrated about the lack of communication, one caller reported that a man had passed out inside of a gondola, while another mentioned that a woman inside the gondola had lost consciousness. Guests were hospitalized after the accident, with many requiring medical attention.

Disney Parks has since released an official statement regarding the Disney Skyliner accident, where they addressed communication issues with guests while onboard the gondolas:

“Following a complete review with the manufacturer, we’ve made adjustments to our processes and training, and we are improving how we communicate with guests during their flight with Disney Skyliner.”

The Disney Skyliner gondolas have since resumed operation, albeit with modified hours to accommodate for system updates. Originally billed as merely “unexpected downtime”, Disney claimed the accident a “malfunction” of the Epcot line.

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2 years ago

I think Disney is overlooking an important factor: As long as the Stitch’s Great Escape attraction continues to operate, there are going to be continued escapes, followed by more mayhem and mischief. Simple solution: Get rid of Stitch’s Great Escape and I guarantee you’ll see fewer problems across WDW property!

2 years ago
Reply to  Bob

Stitch’s Great Escape is no longer operating… It’s been completely gutted. But I actually liked that attraction! :( Bummer!

2 years ago
Reply to  Grace

Last I heard, it was operating on a seasonal basis, so if it’s gutted, that’s definitely news to me. However, in my case, it’s welcome news. Sorry for your loss, though.