Last night, the Disney Skyliner (still in its first official week of operation) suffered an incident that shut down the system. Thankfully, no one was injured, and the damage to the system was minor. According to the Orlando Sentinel, images on social media showed several gondolas that had crashed into each other at the Riviera Station on the Epcot line. All Skyliner lines were shut down. Some guests were evacuated, while others were able to exit to the station as the gondolas resumed operation temporarily to clear the line. Some guests reported being in the gondolas for several hours and were instructed to open the emergency kits as needed for water and other supplies.
Out of an abundance of caution, Disney has temporarily shut down the Skyliners to investigate the cause of the incident. We’ll keep you updated about when the Skyliners will reopen, but for the immediate future, if your plans involve transportation by Skyliner gondola, you’ll need to rearrange your plans.