I am incredibly sad to report that there has been an accident involving Walt Disney World's Skyliner last night. Disney reports that no guests were injured.
The incident occurred at the Riviera Resort station. One of the gondolas got stuck while departing the station causing a chain reaction where three to five gondolas piled up behind the one gondola that was stuck.
Guests were stranded in the gondolas from 1 - 2 hours. During that time, guests were instructed to use the emergency kits located under the benches inside the gondolas, which include a glowstick, water and waste disposal bags.
The Reedy Creek Fire Department used cherry pickers to evacuate all of the guests from one gondola at a time. There were reports of guests being rescued and taken away on stretchers. This could be due to heat illness or panic attacks. The Skyliner started moving again shortly after 11pm.
Update October 6, 2019, 1:55pm: There are reports that the Skyliner is closed indefinitely at this point. There are reports coming in that it could be months before the Skyliner is reopened.
Update October 14, 2019: Walt Disney World plans to reopen the Skyliner October 14, 2019!
Disney said guests will be able to use the Skyliner from 8:00 am to 10:30 pm on October 14, 2019. However, system updates later this week will result in some modified hours 10/16 – 10/18.
On 10/16, The Disney Hollywood Studios line will be closed while the other two lines will be available from 1:00 pm to 10:30 pm.
On Oct 10/17 and 10/18, all lines will be open from 1:00 pm to 8:30 pm.