BREAKING NEWS: Skyliner Pile Up at Riviera Resort; Evacuations in Progress on Stopped Epcot/Riviera Resort Line!

Walt Disney World’s Skyliner gondola system has been up and running for just one week, and tonight it has experienced its first major incident.


Twitter user GoodeDisneyDays posted video of a Reedy Creek Fire Department evacuating guests left dangling in gondolas. Stranded passengers were reporting a stoppage of 2+ hours at time of publication. It has also been reported that Disney is encouraging riders to use the emergency kits found under the Skyliner’s benches. These kits reportedly include water bottles and cooling cloths.

Update 10:30PM: Orlando Sentinel is now reporting that Disney has confirmed there is an issue and that “there’s no reported injuries.” The newspaper cites social media posts calling the incident “a power failure.”

Update 11:09PM: Twitter user Aaron Murray (@WaltyDis) now reporting that his gondola is moving slowly on the Epcot to Riviera line near the BoardWalk turn station.

Update 11:19PM: At least some Skyliner passengers have arrived at Epcot station after being stranded for 3+ hours. Disney prepared at station with water. Many thanks to @WaltyDis for his on-going documentation tonight!

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