Disney Skyliner is “Temporarily Unavailable” Due to an Accident Last Night

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Late last night the messages started coming in on social media from people trapped on the Skyliner and pictures of cars backed up into each other at the Riviera Resort station.  Now the good news is I don’t believe there were any injuries. That’s what matters, but at the time of the accident, it only opened six days before.

A couple of days ago there was a huge back up of people waiting to get on the Epcot line.



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#DISNEYSKYLINER Stuck after an incident at the Riviera Resort station! 🚡🚡🚡 #Skyliner #DisneyWorld #epcot

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Quem me conhece sabe o quanto sempre critiquei o Disney skyliner… sei lá, minha claustrofobia ataca de imaginar algum acidente e eu ficar trancada naquele troço com muita gente e.. SEM AR CONDICIONADO! Pois bem…. o que aconteceu ontem? Um incidente… e as pessoas ficaram por mais de três horas presas… não faz nem dois meses que o negócio lançou sabe… minha intuição tá bem boa Ehehehe… espero que a disney use esse incidente para repensar algumas coisas… pq aconteceu ontem a noite… mas poderia acontecer ao meio dia, num dia de verão em Orlando… e seria trágico COM CERTEZA. Ninguém se machucou ontem… Vi a notícia no @days_gone_disney #waltdisneyworld #disneyskyliner #waltdisneyworldresort

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Here’s a video of an evacuation




One plus, we now get to see what’s in the Skyliner Emergency Kit!


How is this going to affect it going forward?


On a Walt Disney World Annual Passholders Facebook page boasting over 140K members, panicked posts asking for help were actually deleted by the Group moderators (hat tip: Valdez) …

WDW News Today has been on top of the accident with multiple updates you can read here.

We have to give props to the first responders and Disney Cast Members who dealt with the situation, making sure that all Guests were evacuated safely.

This isn’t a good look for Disney on top of Galaxy’s Edge being viewed as a flop by the media and the Riviera resort hotel having a fire sale to fill rooms before it even opens.

Disney is having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year.

What do you think? Comment below!

[Hat tips: WDW News Today, Instagram, Twitter and the rest of social media]

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