At least three Disney World guests stuck on the Disney Skyliner needed to be taken to the hospital after being evacuated from the gondola system Saturday night.
The Skyliner line running to Epcot shut down after an unspecificed malfunction on Oct. 5, leaving guests stuck in their gondolas for nearly three hours.
According to Spectrum News 13, three guests who were evacuated from the Skyliner — including two from the same gondola — were taken to a hospital. All three have since been released. Spectrum News 13’s source for this information is the Reedy Creek Improvement District (RCID), the Disney-run government with jurisdiction over the Walt Disney World Resort.
RCID did not respond to a request for comment from Orlando Rising.
The Disney Skyliner has not been in operation since the Saturday night accident. While Disney’s Saturday night statement described the incident as an “empty car was delayed, a second empty car bumped it,” it has so far not offered a more detailed explanation of the accident’s cause.
“We have a team diligently looking into the cause of last night’s malfunction on the Epcot line of the Disney Skyliner,” Disney World said in an emailed statement on Oct. 6. “We have been in contact with the guests, many of whom were on the Skyliner for more than three hours until we were able to restart the system. We express our sincere apologies for the inconvenience and continue to work with each guest individually.”