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.
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.
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.
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.