Skyliner reopens; riders advised to pack for an overnight stay |

Skyliner reopens; riders advised to pack for an overnight stay

Empty promises on a Skyliner sign. Photo by wdwnt.com.

Repairs now give “better than 50%” chance of completing your journey.

WALT DISNEY WORLD, FL — Just a little over a week after the Great Skyliner Immobility of One-NinerTM (and Disney’s unpopular attempt to turn it into an attraction), the Disney Skyliner gondola system has reopened to guests. Park officials report that repairs and changes made to the system now give it much higher reliability rating, “better than 50%.”

Your humble reporter [Ed.: Who?] called to ask what length of time the 50% reliability refers to; whether it meant a full day, month, or year without a catastrophic failure, or just the odds of completing one individual ride. As usual, the officials don’t return our calls.

Your carry-on must fit into the overhead bin

Cast Members operating the Skyliner are not commenting on last week’s failure. However, they are advising riders to bring with them one carry-on or small suitcase, filled with a change of clothing, water, snacks, medications, toiletries, a handheld fan or portable air conditioning unit, signal flares, an emergency radio handset, and enough churros for an overnight stay (60). 

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Cover photo: Empty promises on a Skyliner sign. Photo by wdwnt.com.