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!
Um…in case you haven’t noticed…the Disneyverse is EXPLODING with news right now!!!
From that unfortunate Skyliner Gondola System incident and the debut of Epcot Forever to the new (and AWESOME!) Epcot Experience and PRICE INCREASES (but also Mega Hotel DISCOUNTS?!), so much has happened since the start of October!!
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.
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We can’t believe that after many, many months of waiting The Disney World Skyliner Gondola System is almost ready to launch officially!
Disney’s Skyliner is scheduled to open to the public on September 29th, but we were able to take a spin on Disney’s newest mass transit system earlier this week during a special event. We’re excited to tell you what we learned — and what you’ll want to know for your first ride in the sky!
We’re back with another roundup of What’s New in Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
We have lots of construction updates, new Cast Member costumes and merchandise to discuss, so let’s get started!
The Disney Skyliner gondola system has been in testing for some time now in preparation for carrying guests this fall. For the most part, the gondolas have been under wraps while in testing. Though, in fact, earlier this week we shared our first peek at an uncovered gondola cabin featuring classic Disney characters. (Find out who here!). But TODAY?
Well, there’s a LOT more than ONE gondola cabin uncovered today! [Read more…]
This week we stopped by Hollywood Studios to check out the BRAND NEW Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy and the return of one of our all-time favorite snacks — the Butterfinger Cupcake! We also got an update on the on-going Skyliner station construction as well as a look at some other new snacks and merchandise.
Let’s kick things off with all that construction happening outside the park!