The Walt Disney World Resort this morning reopened its Disney Skyliner gondola system to guests, following an incident earlier this month that left some riders stranded for three hours.
Disney still has not acknowledged what happened to literally leave hundreds of people hanging for hours on October 5. Fans published photos to social media showing three gondolas crunched together in a station, but DIsney at the time only called the incident a "malfunction."
In a statement today, Disney said, "[f]ollowing a complete review with the manufacturer, we’ve made adjustments to our processes and training, and we are improving how we communicate with guests during their flight with Disney Skyliner. We again offer our deepest apologies to the guests impacted by the malfunction that resulted in extended operating delays on Oct. 5."
The Disney Skyliner will run (fingers crossed?) today and tomorrow from 8am to 10:30pm, before a limited operational schedule for the next three days, as Disney continues to update the system. On Wednesday, the line connecting Disney's Hollywood Studios to the Caribbean Beach will be closed while the other lines run only from 1pm to 10:30pm. On Thursday and Friday, all lines will run from 1pm to 10:30pm.
There's no official word on operating hours after that,. But, as always at Disney or any theme park resort, operating hours are subject to change. Even if they usually don't, this situation provides a reminder that they can.Tweet
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