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Disney Skyliner Emergency Supply Kit Wish List

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Look, we knew it was bound to happen at some point. Skyliner down! Skyliner down! What wasn’t expected was how quickly the new Disney Skyliner emergency system had to be tested when it experienced its first crash. This made me think: if I was stuck in the air in one of those cabins for 3-4 hours, what exactly would I want in my Disney Skyliner Emergency Supply Kit? (Affiliate links included)

New Disney Skyliner with Tower of Terror in background

Disney Skyliner will begin carrying guests high above Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Sept. 29, 2019. The state-of-the-art transportation system will feature custom cabins that glide through the air, conveniently transporting guests between Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot to four resort hotels – Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort and the new Disney’s Riviera Resort, scheduled to open in December 2019. (David Roark, Photographer)

Disney Skyliner Emergency Supply Kit Wish List

Last night I had all intentions of going to bed early. But then DisTwitter got my attention (as they tend to do!) with the latest news from Walt Disney World. 

There was a Disney Skyliner crash or accident or something going on over on the brand new Disney Skyliner route that had caused a major stoppage.

*record scratch* 

That’s right, the brand new Disney Skyliner had its first incident on Day 6 of operation. 

Ohhh… myyyyyy! 

New Disney Skyliner cabin with Frozen characters on it and Art of Animation Resort in the background

Disney Skyliner will begin carrying guests high above Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Sept. 29, 2019. The state-of-the-art transportation system will feature custom cabins that glide through the air, conveniently transporting guests between Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot to four resort hotels – Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort and the new Disney’s Riviera Resort, scheduled to open in December 2019. (David Roark, Photographer)

Thankfully, no injuries were reported and all guests were taken care of during the October 5, 2019 Disney Skyliner crash. By photos shared on social media, the crash appeared to take place in one of the resort stations. 

What is the Disney Skyliner?

This is a state-of-the-art transportation system that carries guests through the air. 

You ride in custom cabins that can seat up to 8 guests and travel via cable lines to multiple locations on the Walt Disney World property. 

This brand new mode of transportation is similar to what you’ll experience at large ski resorts but has been specialized for Walt Disney World travels. 

There’s Magic in the Air with New Disney Skyliner inside view with adults and children

Disney Skyliner will begin carrying guests high above Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., on Sept. 29, 2019. The state-of-the-art transportation system will feature custom cabins that glide through the air, conveniently transporting guests between Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot to four resort hotels – Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort and the new Disney’s Riviera Resort, scheduled to open in December 2019. (Kent Phillips, Photographer)

Where Does The Disney Skyliner Go?

If you are staying at one of 4 Disney Resorts, you can board the Skyliner and take a trip to Epcot or Hollywood Studios. 

Disney Skyliner Resorts:

  • Pop Century Resort
  • Art of Animation Resort
  • Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney’s Riviera Resort

The Disney Skyliner will whisk you from your resort to either Hollywood Studios or Epcot. You can also take the Skyliner between the two parks. 

everything pop dining is on the Disney Skyliner route

 

Disney Skyliner Emergency Supply Kit

Cool, cool, but… what about this emergency supply kit you mentioned?

Right. 

Because emergencies can and will – and did!– happen, there is an emergency supply kit inside each gondola. 

Last night, guests reported a message sent to them via the communication system letting them know where to find the kit and that it was appropriate to open it if needed. 

Inside the Disney Skyliner Emergency Supply Kit was:

  • Emergency Drinking Water
  • Note Pad and Pencil
  • Cups (puke? pee? ewww… but…)
  • Whistle
Disney Skyliner emergency kit contents

Gotta love the “Universal” notepad- you can totally write to them and let them know how much you love Harry Potter LOL! Photo: @CPutman_WFTV on Twitter

What Wasn’t In the Skyliner Emergency Kit… But Should Be

This whole thing got me thinking of all the scenarios and what I’d like to have inside the Disney Skyliner. 

I know, I know, they aren’t going to provide these things. But- maybe you want to go ahead and consider bringing your own before you board? 

Cause this whole situation and over 3-hours up there has me in deep thoughts. 

Taking a ride on the Disney Skyliner? Here's whats in the emergency kit and what we think should be in it! #disneyskyliner #disneytips #waltdisneyworld

My List of Disney Skyliner Emergency Kit Supplies

  • Female Urinal Device. Yes, this is number 1 because, well, Ladies, you might need to go number 1. Badum-bum! Look, nature is gonna call and I’m gonna have to answer. And this is a 6-Pack, so… you’re welcome, friends! No sharing needed (that’s a joke cause, ewwww, but all this is kinda ewww so there’s that).  
  • Emergency Blankets. I didn’t see this in the pack, but I feel like a few of these should be included. At the very least to allow some modesty for those of us who do need to use the pee cups provided!
  • Protein bars or dried fruit. Diabetics usually have something on them, but just in case… some kind of nutrition should be on board in case of an emergency. 
  • First Aid Kit. No- really. ADD A FIRST AID KIT. How crazy is it that there is not one in here- just in case?
  • Air Freshener. Ever been in the Seven Dwarves Mine Train queue in August? Yeah… think about that tiny space for a few hours with some strangers who maybe don’t have the best deodorant options. Just saying… And I’m sure they could make these super cute in the shape of a Mickey head. 
  • We all voted: a portable charger needs to be included for phones. Since communication seems to travel fastest via social media these days, Disney probably wants to make sure guests can get the details one way or another. So add a portable charger, Mickey!

Alright, what else would you love to have with you by way of a Disney Skyliner emergency supply kit? I’m sure I left something amazing out! 

And not that Disney is going to actually listen to me and add them in or anything, but hey, can’t say I didn’t try. 

The good news is that no one was hurt during the Disney Skyliner crash, but I can’t help but think we should all maybe plan ahead a little better. Just. In. Case. 

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Krista

Monday 7th of October 2019

I'd like to know what the notebook and pencil are for? Is it to write your attorney's name/phone and your list of demands???

Patty Holliday

Tuesday 8th of October 2019

Ha! I think someone said most likely in case the occupant can't speak- they would be able to communicate to the emergency personnel by writing maybe?

Kuleen

Sunday 6th of October 2019

A freakin portable fan since there is no AC in those things. I don't get on the monorail without a fan, bottle of water, and empty bladder.

Patty Holliday

Sunday 6th of October 2019

Oh. YES.

Patricia

Sunday 6th of October 2019

Vodka. Or rum. Or whiskey. Oh, and the little blue cups are "waste disposal" devices. Guess you're supposed to poop in those if needed. That would sure be a magical moment for everyone involved. 🙄

Patty Holliday

Sunday 6th of October 2019

Yup. I can only imagine how tough that would end up being!

Kristy

Sunday 6th of October 2019

So what about if you have that cramp that happens sometimes eating something that doesn’t agree with you! You know what I’m talking about...the dreaded #2!!! What the heck do you do then????😬😬😳😳 Something that also crossed my mind while all those people were stuck!

Patty Holliday

Sunday 6th of October 2019

See: emergency blankets and air fresheners LOL! But for real, this could be a big issue. I know the monorail gets stuck from time to time but I also feel like they remove people pretty quickly from those locations. This seems like a bigger ordeal to help people get out. More time consuming, more steps, more safety protocols to follow... just... eeep!