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Skyliner Accident Shuts Down System

Skyliner Accident Shuts Down System

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It’s been six days since Disney Skyliner opened for guest use, and it’s already experienced its first crash. The system has been shut down for an hour and still going.

Update 2:  By 12:30am all guests were evacuated.  Some injuries were reported and being treated but no update on severity.  The blue gondola was stuck in the Riveria station and the other cars literally crushed up against it.  It buckled the doors and broke the plexiglass on some of the cars in the station.  Some guests were in the gondolas at the time.

Update:  After 3 hours some of the Skyliner cars began moving slowly while others were being evacuated by the Reedy Creek Fire Department.

At approximately 8:00 PM, it appears as if a crash involving the gondolas took place at the Riveria Resort.  There are not a lot of details released, and it’s not certain if there were any guests on the gondolas involved with the crash. However, the accident did cause a shut-down of the entire system, leaving guests stranded for over an hour and still going.

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Instagram user goodedisneydays posted a photo with a caption stating that they have been stuck for over an hour up in the sky. Rescue crews were on the scene putting on harnesses in preparation.

As of 10:00 pm, the gondolas involved were separated; however, guests have yet to be evacuated.  They are reportedly being told to open the emergency kits.

We will keep you updated as the situation progresses.

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Sunday 6th of October 2019

One of the reason Kings Island took theirs down. Also, On a windy day, cars would jump the track and require the FD to get riders down. Didn’t Disney do their homework?

Jayne Hengl Kranc

Sunday 6th of October 2019

I am sorry to hear this but I expected it. My dad was a mechanic at Riverview Park in Chicago when they put in the sky ride. Not quite the same thing, I concede, but they were nothing but trouble. It never made back the money they spent on it and it was on a much smaller scale.


Monday 7th of October 2019

Riverview sky ride was built in 1963. Your right, not the same thing….. at all. They also spent $300,000.00 a bad investment in 1963.


Sunday 6th of October 2019

Oh boy! that's terrible I hope no one was injured too badly. Scary stuff.


Sunday 6th of October 2019

Hope nobody had to go to the bathroom! That would have been my kid


Sunday 6th of October 2019

That's just what I was thinking! It would have been me, too!

Peggy Cox

Sunday 6th of October 2019

It broke down several times yesterday. We rode over to EPCOT from HS. When we were ready to return we were told the HS line was experiencing difficulties and had shut down. We rode the Friendship boats back to HS and the gondolas were running by the time we got there. Overall, I love the Skyliner. A very calm, relaxing ride…unless there’s a crash and you’re stuck.

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