All over social media, it is being reported that the Disney Skyliner at Walt Disney World had to have an emergency evacuation Saturday night due to a malfunction that occurred at the Riviera Station early Saturday evening.
Guests aboard the Skyliner have reported being stuck for over 3-4 hours until they saw emergency crews arrive to get them out.
Also, guests were advised to retrieve the emergency kits that are aboard each gondola which contains; water, a whistle, a waste bag, a notebook, and we believe glow sticks.
A spokesperson for Disney has reported there were no injuries. So far we have seen shared on social media by some of the guests that were evacuated from the gondolas that Disney is compensating each guest with Gift Cards and Park Hopper Tickets. It is unsure if any other form of compensation has been given.
Reedy Creek and Orange County Emergency Teams were on the scene helping to evacuate the guests with cherry pickers and other emergency vehicles.
#BREAKING: Guests at Walt Disney World have gotten stuck on the new Skyliner gondolas and are being evacuated by rescue crews. DETAILS: https://t.co/ZSo2PpV8Km #disneyskyliner pic.twitter.com/QuINwlfj2C
— FOX 13 Tampa Bay (@FOX13News) October 6, 2019
We all know that accidents can happen, and malfunctions can occur, the safety of the guests is always what’s most important.
We at Center of Magic hope everyone is safe and back on the ground quickly. And a Big Thank You to the first responders on the scene helping in the evacuation process.
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