ORLANDO, Fla. — Disney Skyliner, the newest transportation system at Disney World, reopened to the public Monday, a week after a "malfunction" left some guests stranded in their gondolas for hours.
- Disney Skyliner opens to public again after shutdown
- System closed after what Disney called "malfunction"
Skyliner will operate from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Monday, Disney announced. From Wednesday to Friday, Skyliner will switch to a modified operating schedule for "system updates."
On Wednesday, the Disney's Hollywood Studios line will be closed. The other two lines, Epcot and the Pop Century/Art of Animation lines, will be open that day from 1 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Then on Thursday and Friday, all lines will be open from 1 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
"Following 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," Disney said in a blog post Monday.
Skyliner shut down October 5 after the system experienced a "malfunction" on the Epcot line. At the time, Disney said the system was experiencing "unexpected downtime" but did not say what caused the disruption. Disney also didn't acknowledge photos posted to social media showing gondolas pushed up against each other at one of the loading stations. A video posted to social media appeared to show first responders evacuating guests.
The system was running without passengers last week for testing.
Disney Skyliner opened to the public on September 29 and connected Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios to four nearby hotel: Pop Century, Art of Animation, Caribbean Beach and the soon-to-open Riviera Resort.
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