If you’ve attempted to ride the EPCOT line of the Disney Skyliner at any point this month, you probably walked over to the International Gateway station or Caribbean Beach station only to find that the particular line was down. You might’ve also booked a reservation at Disney’s Art of Animation or Pop Century Resorts with the intent to hop on a gondola and travel to EPCOT, only to have to take a bus halfway from Caribbean Beach station. (The same might play out at Disney’s Riviera Resort once it opens.) The fact of the matter is, the EPCOT line experiences more downtime than any of the other routes on the Disney Skyliner.
The line is down again today. Signs posted outside of the International Gateway redirect guests to use bus service back to their resorts, or they can otherwise walk to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
It’s been six weeks since the Disney Skyliner accident took place at Walt Disney World. As you probably are aware, multiple gondolas were seen crashed into each other and numerous guests were stranded in the air for over two hours, stuck inside of the gondolas.
The fledgling transportation system has seen adjusted hours and a fair amount of downtime since it returned to service, with the majority of downtime affecting the line on which the accident took place. Despite its high guest capacity and the vast infrastructure built specifically for the Disney Skyliner, it is proving to be no more reliable than the current boat, bus, and Monorail transportation already in place.
We’ll continue to monitor the status of the Disney Skyliner’s operation across the resort for any future updates.