In the wake of last night’s gondola accident and subsequent guest evacuations, it appears that the Disney Skyliner gondola system will remain closed until further notice.
Cast Members are informing guests at the gate to Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort that the transportation system is currently down for the day, but that there is the bus service to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot available.
Disney Security is currently posted at all Skyliner entrances and areas to prevent guests from meandering into stations, as they are likely under investigation given last night’s accident.
At Epcot, signage is displayed showing that the Skyliner is “temporarily unavailable”, directing guests to take a bus or boat to their respective hotels and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or otherwise take the existing walking path between the two resorts.
If you are unfamiliar with last night’s events, around 9:00 PM last night, a photo of piled-up gondolas began to circulate, with many guests taking to social media to divulge that the Disney Skyliner system had unexpectedly stopped, leaving guests trapped for hours. Evacuations then began along the line, but it was a lengthy and tedious process, with some guests requiring medical care upon evacuation. Disney reports that no guests were injured in the accident, and claims that the cause of the issue was merely “unexpected downtime.”
If you’re new to the Disney Skyliner system itself, it opened just this past Sunday, September 29th, to mixed reviews. Early images of inside emergency black box kits revealed that the kits contained glow sticks, packaged water, and human waste containers.
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