Lake Buena Vista, FL - October 16, 2019
By: William A Guerro
Walt Disney Parks issued an official statement on the Disney Skyliner Accident that took place on Saturday evening October 5, 2019. This statement was released as the Transportation System re-opened to Disney World Park goers.
"We know many of you have been looking for an update on Disney Skyliner and are glad to share that it has reopened to guests today. Following a complete review with the manufacturer, we’ve made adjustments to our processes and training, and we are improving how we communicate with guests during their flight with Disney Skyliner. We again offer our deepest apologies to the guests impacted by the malfunction that resulted in extended operating delays on Oct. 5.
Similar to ski lift systems, Disney Skyliner may slow or come to some stops during the ride, particularly when we need to accommodate guests who require additional time to load their cabin. We want to assure you that the comfort of every guest is important to us.
As a reminder, Disney Skyliner connects Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios to four Disney resort hotels: Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort (and the forthcoming Disney’s Riviera Resort, a Disney Vacation Club resort set to open Dec. 16, 2019).
We greatly appreciate your ongoing patience and understanding, and we look forward to welcoming you back aboard Disney Skyliner."
The Disney Skyliner closed after an accident which led to an extensive, system-wide evacuation. Now after 10 day's of investigation and inspection and updated training of Disney Cast Members Today, the Skyliner will be reopening, with limited, modified hours later on in the week for system updates.
Guests are able to travel aboard Disney Skyliner from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. However, system updates later this week will result in the following modified operating hours for Oct. 16-18:
Oct. 16: The Disney Hollywood Studios line will be closed while the other two lines will be available from 1 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.Oct. 17-18: All lines will be open from 1 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.