Disney Skyliner Experiencing Technical Problems; Guests Stuck in Gondolas For Over Half Hour

UPDATE: The Disney Skyliner resumed operation under generator power shortly after 7:30 PM.


According to a Twitter user and a viewer watching YouTube during WDWNT’s 65-Hour Marathon benefitting The Cast Member Pantry, the Disney Skyliner is experiencing an unexpected shutdown.

Guest Lisa Thomas-Sachar tweeted her current situation from aboard the Skyliner.

A WDWNT Marathon viewer confirmed the shutdown, stating that Reedy Creek electrical engineers have since been dispatched to the Disney Skyliner stations impacted.

The Skyliner also experienced an unexpected shutdown yesterday at the Riviera Station. That shutdown lasted 20 minutes.

There is currently no indication that an accident has occurred. In October 2019, a gondola collision at the Riviera Resort Station shutdown the Skyliner for over one week.

WDWNT will continue to update as more details become available.

4 thoughts on “Disney Skyliner Experiencing Technical Problems; Guests Stuck in Gondolas For Over Half Hour”

  1. It’s now past 7:45 pm. Still not running. Was told to walk to boardwalk resort and they would have buses to resorts serviced by the skyliner. We’re going to dinner first

  2. Not saying this is what occurred, however if you recall on the first week of operation of the lifts they went down and people were stuck. That was because instead of overhauling the control room and installing new A/C units, someone decided the aged unit would be able to cool the room enough to not have the heat produced by the servers kick into safety. They were obviously extremely wrong and the lack of redundant A/C units didn’t help the issue. People were stuck and had to be lowered one at a time by Reedy creek fire team.
    Since then, there was a new unit installed but no redundancy and other server rooms suffer from the same design plan (for the sake of a few thousand dollars saved)
    With Facility services and Disney engineering severely handicapped due to heavy staff cuts due to covid, there are definite “unfortunate” events that will occur like this from time to time. They simply don’t have the crew, experience and most importantly the funding to handle projects. Everything will be band aid fixes until Disney decides they have recouped enough of their losses to be able hire people back or something goes down like this and forces the repair to be made immediately through contractors or if at all possible, the minimal staff they have in-house.

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