As Disney investigates a Disney Skyliner incident that left guests stranded in the air for over three hours, we have a closer look at the damage incurred one of the gondola cabins involved in the incident. As you can see in the photos below, Disney Skyliner gondola cabin 108 has been taken off of the main line as Disney investigates the root cause of the impact that caused the line to shut down for hours.
As we saw in a video posted on social media, gondola cabin 108 appeared to show broken glass on the ground under the gondola cabin last night.
UPDATE: 10/6 2pm – After receiving many comments that said the gondola cabins were occupied, we reached out to Disney and a spokesperson maintained that the both the blue gondola cabin, and yellow gondola cabin that impacted it were empty – containing no guests at the time of the incident. Original story continues below.
According to Disney, an “empty car was delayed, a second empty car bumped it. No Guests were involved”. It appears that it was more than a simple bump though. As you can see in our photos below, the broken glass seen in the social media post is, in fact, from Disney Skyliner gondola cabin 108. It looks like cabin 108 was impacted by the yellow gondola cabin behind it, and one of the ventilation windows shattered, leading to the broken glass seen in the video above.
Here’s a look at a blue Disney Skyliner gondola cabin with both ventilation windows intact.
There is no known reopening date or time for the Disney Skyliner gondola system. Disney said that “one of the three Disney Skyliner routes experienced an unexpected downtime Saturday evening. As a result, the Skyliner will be closed while we look into the details surrounding this downtime. We apologize for this situation, and we are working with each guest individually regarding impacts to their visit with us”.
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