Skyliner crash

BREAKING: Skyliner Gondolas Reported to Have Crashed Once Again at Walt Disney World

A report has come in that Disney Skyliner gondolas have once again crashed into each other at Walt Disney World. Instagram user nextstopmainstreet shared a video showing what appears to be two gondolas compressed against each other — what would commonly be described as an accident — and what seems to be very similar to the incident which took place at the Riviera Resort station in 2019 where multiple gondolas impacted each other.

Crashed Skyliner Gondolas
Image Credit: Instagram user nextstopmainstreet

Alyssa from nextstopmainstreet reports that two gondolas “banged into each other” and that there is shattered glass at the station. From the photos, it appears that one of the wheelchair-accessible gondolas, which has its own dedicated loading area, made contact with another vehicle as it made its way back onto the main section of track.

Crashed Skyliner Gondolas
Image Credit: Instagram user nextstopmainstreet

The first time a similar situation occurred for the Skyliner, Disney described the incident as “unexpected downtime”, attempting to downplay the situation. They later issued a more detailed statement describing it as a “malfunction”.

The incident appears to have happened at the Disney’s Hollywood Studios Skyliner station, which sits just outside of the parks entrance.

2019 Skyliner Accident
Image Credit: @Ada58974405 on Twitter

Back in 2019, it appeared that multiple Skyliner gondolas had ‘piled up’ at the Riviera Resort station (pictured above). Today’s event appears to be limited to only the two gondolas pictured, based on the information that we have at this time.

The Disney’s Hollywood Studios Skyliner line has remained down since the incident and guests are being advised to use alternate transportation at this time.

Update: As of 8:45pm, the Skyliner station at Disney’s Hollywood Studios has reopened and guests are once again able to board gondolas to Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort.

Stay tuned to WDWNT.com for updates as this story continues to develop.

Featured image credit: nextstopmainstreet on Instagram

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MaiTaiMatt
MaiTaiMatt
3 months ago

It was Chapek all along…….

David Chinery
David Chinery
3 months ago

It would seem the issue is in the load area for Mobility access. I had read that this was a rare application for the Doppelmayr Gondola Company to employ. And it has obviously caused issues. Perhaps the system should simply be a “straight through. Walk on only access”. Not wishing to deny anyone access but sometimes it just works out that way. Not every “obstacle” can be overcome.

RJ Peto
RJ Peto
3 months ago

I wouldn’t be surprised if Bob Chapek calls that Skyliner accident “unplanned downtime.”

peter Mitros
peter Mitros
3 months ago
Reply to  RJ Peto

Wouldn’t put it past him…..

Brandon King
Brandon King
3 months ago

Disappointing for some reason it has been having these problems because I absolutely love the Skyliner it’s a huge game-changer for the value resorts the art of animation and pop century I’m hoping they fix the issues

Skywise
Skywise
3 months ago

Sooo… they’ll shut down the people mover for a year because of a few bumps.

But the skyliner… that stays open.

Sue
Sue
3 months ago

We were there at the time of the shut down, but on the other end at the Caribbean. We got off the Epcot line, walked to the Studios line. There were only 4 groups of people ahead of us. We waited about 20 minutes and then a castmember said that there was a “maintenance issue” and was going to take some time to be repaired. The “alternative” transportation offered was to give your name to get on a list and wait 30-45 minutes for a bus to come or to get back on the Epcot Skyliner and then walk to… Read more »

BigAl
BigAl
3 months ago

The Skyliners continue to not social distance, they will be asked to leave.

Karen
Karen
3 months ago

I have never been so scared as when I was watching us approach the docking station. Way too fast! I screamed to my granddaughter “Brace for Impact” How we didn’t crash into the car in front of us……a miracle!