But right this sec we’re having the hardest time choosing between these two new windbreakers we just spotted at Mouse Gear! It’s like trying to pick a favorite child or pet and it’s IMPOSSIBLE!
The Disney Skyliner is a new mode of transportation offered to help guests get around Walt Disney World resort. If you’re staying at one of the four Disney resorts on the Skyliner, you can now get to Hollywood Studios or Epcot in a matter of minutes by hopping on the gondola line.
While up until this point, the other options for free transportation at Disney World have stayed the same for the resorts on the Skyliner line, it looks like that has now changed!
It’s time to take to the skies!
While the debut of the Disney Skyliner has been exciting for a TON of reasons (a new way to travel around the World, beautiful views?!), one unexpected surprise has been the amazing Skyliner merch that Disney has been offering! Speaking of which, we think we might have just found our new favorite Skyliner collectible…
Happy weekend! We’ve been hard at work in the parks scoping out all the latest news for you! First, a few things to remember… .
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Earlier this morning we reported the Disney Skyliner was back up and runnin’ after the collision that occurred on October 5th. This collision resulted in many passengers being stranded on the Skyliner for up to 3 hours.
And now with the gondolas transporting guests once more, Disney has just released an official update about Skyliner’s status!
Now that we’re all up to speed, we gotta have some real talk here. The Skyliner stranded guests mid-air for 3 hours. It has remained closed since Saturday evening and Disney has released a statement about the incident, but there’s one thing we still just can’t get off our minds. Those emergency kits!
This accident left some guests stuck on the lines of the Skyliner for THREE hours until they were either evacuated by emergency vehicles or able to disembark at the station. Now, Disney has released an official statement about what took place!
Following the Disney World Skyliner accident last night, guests who had been stuck on Disney World’s newest transportation system for up to three hours have been tweeting their story — and direct messaging us here at DFB — about their experience.
Luckily, it was evening, so the temperature wasn’t as much of a problem as it would have been had guests been stuck in the gondolas during the heat of the day. But boredom and the lack of bathrooms ended up being a real issue for many guests, as you’d expect.
Disney’s PA system announced to guests at first that the skyliner was temporarily delayed. Over and over and over again. Then announcements began that the guests should use the emergency packs found under the Skyliner’s wooden seats. These included cold packs, bathroom bags, notepads, and water.
Well here’s a look inside the emergency kit on the #Skyliner. We were just told we could open it. There’s water inside, a note pad, cups (possibly in case nature calls), light stick … hitting 90+ min @WaltDisneyWorld @WFTV pic.twitter.com/3xyvrHGyUO
— Cierra Putman WFTV (@CPutman_WFTV) October 6, 2019
Guests realized that they were seriously stuck. And may be stuck for a long, long time. Many began to post to social media about their predicament, updating the world in real time about their experience.
— Aaron Murray (@WaltyDis) October 6, 2019
Finally guests began to see first responders on the scene. DFB follower @Diane_Katherine sent us photos from her experience via instagram.
Guests weren’t sure what had happened, if anyone had been hurt, or what their rescue situation might be.
And after up to three hours stuck on the Skyliner, some gondolas began to move very slowly toward the stations while others were evacuated from the air by emergency vehicles.
— tom terry (@TTerryWFTV) October 6, 2019
When guests were able to finally get off of the Skyliner, we’ve seen tweets and had guests report they were given two $50 Disney gift cards and two Disney World park hopper tickets to make up for their trouble. Disney also had cold water available and taxis and transportation ready to return guests to their homes and resorts.
Just finished talking to some @WaltDisneyWorld representatives but no one would say what happened. They took our info and gave gift cards and park hopper passes. My gondola mate was disappointed @DisneyCruise wasn’t on the table. 🙂 pic.twitter.com/IsS0OQpl2f
— Cierra Putman WFTV (@CPutman_WFTV) October 6, 2019
At this time, the Disney World Skyliner is closed until further notice.
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As you may be aware, there was an incident on the Disney World Skyliner last night.
— Theme Park Alex (@themeparkalex) October 6, 2019
While Disney has not stated the cause of the issue, they have confirmed there have been no reported injuries due to the accident.