Official Updated Statement: A Disney spokesperson told Monorail News that they “have a team diligently looking into the cause of the malfunction on the Epcot line of the Disney Skyliner. We have been in contact with the guests, many of whom were on the Skyliner for more than three hours until we were able to restart the system. We express our sincere apologies for the inconvenience and continue to work with each guest individually.”
Official Statement: A Disney spokesperson has described this incident as “unexpected downtime, not a crash.”
Update 3: All guests have been evacuated from the Disney Skyliner. Doppelmayr, the company that built the system, is on site to assist.
It also appears that Disney has been able to remove the affected cabin off the line to allow guests to disembark from the station;
Update 2: It appears that no guests have been injured and guests who were onboard during the “downtime” have received $100 and a park-hopper ticket.
Update 1: It appears that the Skyliner has resumed motion, albeit slow motion.
We also now have a better image of the impacted cabin, you can clearly see shattered glass on the ground around the cabin.
The Skyliner experienced unexpected downtime, not a crash. It’s running again now.
Well it hasn’t even been a week yet, but the first accident has already occurred on Disney’s new Skyliner gondola system.
According to reports, an impact has taken place at the Riviera Resort station and guests are currently being evacuated by the Reedy Creek Fire Department, two by two, according to reports.
Some guests are reporting having been stuck for up to 50 minutes and have been instructed to open emergency kits found under the Skyliner seats.
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An image of the incident has surfaced online showing a pile up of Skyliner vehicles.
It is unclear if anyone was on the gondolas that have pulled up or if anyone has been injured. We will keep you updated as more on this breaking story becomes available.
This is a developing story and Monorail News will continue to keep you up to date.