Disney’s newest attraction, the Skyliner gondolas, which link together much of the Disneyworld resort, have closed after an apparently delayed gondola caused a crash and stalled the entire system, leaving some guests stranded for over three hours.
All jokes aside, the gondola that crashed and the one it hit were both empty, so no one was hurt. It’s awful luck that this happened in the first week of operation, especially after all the hype around the gondolas opening and what it could mean for park touring plans. If you were planning on taking one of these babies you’ll want to rethink your Disney strategy. As of now, there is no mention of when they’ll reopen.
Luckily for park-goers, there are plenty of other options to navigate Disney’s largest resort, with such operations as the Minnie Vans saving guests loads of time. Meanwhile, the monorail and ferry continue to link Magic Kingdom with the Transportation and Ticket Center, with the monorail also linking guests to Epcot. Of course, no one option is quite as expansive as the gondolas, which connects several resorts in addition to theme parks. Fingers crossed Disney gets its act together and its Skyliners, well, back in the sky.