Disney Skyliner at Walt Disney World Currently Closed, Re-Open Date Not Confirmed

Disney Skyliner
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The Disney Skyliner at Walt Disney World recently opened to guests for the first time on September 29th, 2019. As with anything, there are always kinks and issues that arise with new openings and it looks like Walt Disney World experienced this over the weekend with Disney Skyliner. Guests were reporting a pile up of the gondolas at the Disney’s Riviera Resort station on social media. There were also gondolas that were stalled and ended up getting evacuated by Reedy Creek Fire Department. We haven’t heard of any reported injuries from the event. Of course, Disney will take this very seriously. Disney Skyliner is not open to guests today and there currently has not been a re-opening date confirmed by Disney. We haven’t heard anything official about happened with Disney Skyliner and what caused the pile-up.


If you aren’t familiar with Disney Skyliner, it is the new gondola system at Walt Disney World. The gondolas also feature characters from popular Disney movies and attractions. It connects Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and Disney’s Riviera Resort. Each of the cabins can accommodate up to 10 guests, including guests traveling with wheelchairs and other devices.

As always, we we will keep you posted on anything else we learn to help you plan your Walt Disney World trip, accordingly.

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!