Since the Skyliner debuted, it has had several issues and accidents. Check out the latest accident regarding the gondolas.
Shortly after its opening, an accident shut the entire system down for over a week. Guests were left in the cabins for 3+ hours, finally being rescued by local firefighters. It led to an extensive investigation by Disney. They reopened over a week later with modified hours.
Then, at the end of December 2019, the Skyliner experienced significant down time on the Caribbean Beach Resort, Riviera Resort, and EPCOT routes. Guests were evacuated that time as well.
For the months that Disney World was operating in 2020, it seemed there were not a lot of issues for the Skyliner. At the end of January 2021, however, the EPCOT route closed and the Reedy Creek Fire Department was called to the scene.
Just a little over a month ago, a collision involving two gondolas took place at the Hollywood Studios station. resulting in glass shattering. It looked to be pretty intense, but we are not aware of any injuries.
Tonight, June 8, another accident was reported at Disney World involving the Skyliner. Shortly before 7 pm, a Twitter user shared the following:
The collision took place at the Epcot station, which is located at the International Gateway. It is the one closest to Beach Club, Yacht Club, and the Boardwalk Resorts.
As you can see in the photos, two yellow gondolas have collided into one another at the station. If you have ever been on the Skyliner, you know these come in pretty quickly. I have had to brace myself several times as my journey ends.
It is unclear if there was anyone in these two gondolas when the accident occurred or if there are any injuries. We are also unsure if the Skyliner is temporarily paused. This is a developing story and we will update if we find any new information.
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