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Disney Has No Reopen Date For Skyliner After Accident

After Saturday's Accident, Disney World Has Yet to Set a Reopen Date For the Skyliner

Disney Skyliner will begin carrying guests high above Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Sept. 29, 2019. The state-of-the-art transportation system will feature custom cabins that glide through the air, conveniently transporting guests between Disney's Hollywood Studios and Epcot to four resort hotels – Disney's Art of Animation Resort, Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney's Pop Century Resort and the new Disney's Riviera Resort, scheduled to open in December 2019. (David Roark, Photographer)

If you were planning on using Walt Disney World's new Skyliner system in the near future, you're going to need to find a more grounded transportation option. The aerial cable car system had an accident on Saturday, Oct. 5, that left passengers stranded in the air (some for around three hours) and a few of the cars jammed together. No injuries were reported and there is currently no official word on exactly when the Skyliner will reopen. It's used to transport guests to and from Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and a few nearby Disney resorts.

Following the unexpected downtime, Disney released a statement, telling guests that the Skyliner would remain closed while they investigated the cause of the incident, though they did not disclose exactly what went wrong. The Skyliner had been open for only a week prior to the accident, with many guests excitedly singing the praises of this breezy new mode of transportation. There is currently signage outside each of the Skyliner stations, instructing guests to utilize bus transportation or the walking path between Hollywood Studios and Epcot.

If you have a trip planned in the near future, cast members on-site should be able to inform you of any alternate modes of transportation. The Skyliner is just one of the many exciting new attractions at Disney World, so fingers crossed that it'll be back in business soon.

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