Skyliner Worries


Feb 15, 2020
So, I'm not a huge fan of gondola's but we're staying at CBR for the first half of my trip, and my daughters are kind of excited about the Skyliner. We're planning to Uber/Lyft to the parks on some days, and I figured I can suck it up for a short trip here and there to get back to the resort.

But then I learned about the incident last October with the gondolas being stuck for hours. :oops: And, I then I read something that implied they semi-regularly get stuck for shorter periods.

For those who have used the Skyliner, have you experienced this? Are they running pretty smoothly now, or are they still stopping mid-trip sometimes?


DIS Veteran
Apr 3, 2017
Most of the time they aren't getting stuck for shorter periods. At most of the stations, they can pull cars off to load those with scooters or wheelchairs. However, at the Rivera station that is not the case. So any time someone with a scooter wants to get on at Rivera, they have to stop the line to load it. It doesn't take long and then they start moving again. They haven't had any other major issues though. If you're worried about the stopping, ride it back from hollywood studios then you will avoid the Rivera station.
  • OKW Lover

    Retired and living 2 miles from The Castle.
    DIS Lifetime Sponsor
    Apr 29, 2004
    The brief stops never last longer than about 30 seconds. I've not heard of any other long stops like that reported last year.


    DIS Veteran
    Aug 24, 1999
    I was at CBR 2 weeks ago, rode it frequently and did not have any stops longer than a couple minutes. That incident was when it first opened.

  • yankebabie

    DIS Veteran
    Sep 16, 2007
    I was nervous to ride when we stayed at POP after I heard about the accident but one night we were in world showcase and were really tired and to take the bus we would have had to walk all the way to the front of the park so we hopped on the gondola and I loved it!!! Used it the rest of the week without incident. Would take That over bus any day
  • emmabelle

    Crazy cat lady who loves Disney
    Jun 15, 2004
    In September, while staying at the Riviera, the main issue was it not running because of thunderstorms. Trying to ride it in the afternoon can be hit or miss because of this. We had to bus it twice.


    DIS Veteran
    Jun 29, 2016
    We used it four days on our last trip with no issues. Any stops were a minute or less, occasional slow downs with no actual stop.


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