Walt Disney World’s Skyliner Gondola System Closed; No Reopening Date or Time Announced

Last night, Walt Disney World’s Skyliner gondola system encountered its first major incident. We reported on the situation here, and now we can confirm that Skyliner is closed today.

Disney Skyliner near Pop Century and Art of Animation Resorts

The incident included gondola cabins stalled on the line for three or more hours, some gondolas being evacuated by the Reedy Creek Fire Department, and several gondolas piled up in the Riviera Resort station. Many guests affected by the incident took to social media to report on the situation.

Skyliner gondolas on the line during the system’s testing period in August

Disney has confirmed there was an issue last night and that there were no reported injuries, but they have not specified what went wrong. And the Company has not announced when the system will be back up and running.

Guests who were stranded on the system were reportedly given Disney gift cards and Park Hopper Passes as compensation for the inconvenience.

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2 Replies to “Walt Disney World’s Skyliner Gondola System Closed; No Reopening Date or Time Announced”

    1. It’s not so much that they had a malfunction. It’s that every pre-construction worry and complaint was spot on true.
      1. Stranded for hours when down
      2. Hot as hell inside them
      3. Slow and inefficient evacuation (even over just land)
      4. Poor on board communication system

      This would have been an absolute nightmare if it had happened during the heat of the day, over the water areas or if delays were any longer. This was actually the best case scenario for this malfunction.