Riders aboard Disney’s brand new Skyliner gondola ride at Disney World got stuck in the air for hours after a malfunction on Saturday.
Passengers were stranded for hours and were told to open emergency kits located under the seats that contained water and first aid supplies.
Been stuck on the #skyliner #disneyskyliner @DisneyParks @DisneyStudios for over 3 hours, hovering over traffic with a disabled mother, waiting on when the fire trucks will get here.. pic.twitter.com/DMOx0VUM5R— RecoTheFolf (@RecoTheFolf) October 6, 2019
While being stuck for 2.5 hours has been rough, the occasional LOUD messages from the Skyliner is enough to put you slightly on edge. I understand protocol, but the repeated messages are similar to Chinese water torture techniques at this point. #disneyskyliner #disneyworld pic.twitter.com/nzXnkDCKpL— Aaron Murray (@WaltyDis) October 6, 2019
The Skyliner which barley opened on September 29th, will remain closed while Disney looks into the incident.
On a positive note, guests who were stranded received free park tickets and gift cards.