Two Disney Skyliner cabins collided into one another in the latest incident involving the Disney transportation system. The cabins ran into one another on Tuesday night, forcing the Disney Skyliner to shut down and strand guests.
The accident occurred at the Epcot station.
skyliner crashed again 🥶 pic.twitter.com/QJ6Pr9ATy0
— cameron dudeck (@camerondudeck) June 8, 2021
Thankfully, no injuries were reported and the downtime didn’t occur during the warmest part of the day.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen two cabins run into one another. A similar incident happened in April at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. There’s also the infamous accident that stranded guests for hours shortly after the Disney Skyliner opened in 2019.
It’s unclear what caused this latest accident or why Disney continues to have issues running the Disney Skyliner. Previous issues were caused when a stationary wheelchair-accessible cabin was reintroduced into the main line. It’s possible a similar problem happened here, but that’s a best guess.
These incidents have caused guests to question the reliability of the Disney Skyliner. The line already has to close when threatening weather is in the area, which is a daily occurrence in Florida. Additional downtime caused by operator error or a system malfunction is eroding guest confidence in the Disney Skyliner.
Will these incidents force Disney to rethink any potential plans to expand the Disney Skyliner?