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Disney Skyliner gondola trapped passengers in sky for hours

The “Most Magical Place on Earth” stalled Saturday night, leaving passengers on Disney World’s new Skyliner gondolas trapped for hours in the sky. Passengers told CNN Sunday that they were left hanging about three stories high for nearly three hours on the line traveling between the Caribbean Beach Resort and Epcot at Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Disney said in a statement that one of the aerial tram’s three routes “experienced an unexpected downtime,” Orlando’s WKMG reported. Among the stranded, Emmie Palmer, told the cable news outlet the fire department arrived about 45 minutes after the much-hyped cable car system stalled — but it took hours for passengers to be fully evacuated. Some of the passengers ...