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as i said before it was a great ride, but just like everyone stated it was tough with a wheelchair. plus only the fantasyland station was wheelchair friendly, we would always just get a round trip, which was still cool. we never rode it to get to tomorrowland, just to see the backstage areas.
I believe the ride has been gone for around 10 years approximately. It started right next to the Small World (exit side)an old looking Chalet that is still there, sitting empty and finished in tomorrow land on a ledge that is also still there. It is a small version of a "bucket" ski lift. You were up about 3 stories high and the bucket that held 4 or so people traveled on a wire stretched from Fantasy Land to Tomorrow Land. There is various stories as to why the buckets were removed and the ride closed. One person, at least did die. Urban Legends Reference Pages It was a dangerous ride to be a CM on and guests could and did have problems getting on and off the ride. You can see it on here YouTube - Skyway to Tomorrowland - Magic Kingdom - Walt Disney World It was a great family ride if you are not afraid of heights, hope this helps.
Don't hate me for this but I will tell my personal story of the skyway. I was on a school band trip and we were unsupervised for most of the trip. We had just finished eating and I thought it would be a good idea to take ketchup mustard and mayo packs with me on the ride. I then opened them a little and threw them out the cart. I never aimed at people but I'm sure I managed to dive bomb a few folks. When I matured in my years I felt really horrible about it and never understood why I thought it was so funny at the time. I seriously get ticked at myself everytime I pass the loading area and this happend 15 years ago.
cool video, brings back memories
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It was definitely closed after a fatality, the details are on wikipedia and I remember it happening. I was never a fan, I felt the views spoiled the magic in a way because you could see the big functional type warehouses that house the rides etc behind the lovely facades.
The ral reson this closed....A janitor was cleaning in "The Pit"(the little lowered space that the cars glide in so the enterence of the car is ground level)at the tomorrowland station and some how it started up and and he hel on to a car only to fall to his death in front of space mountain.Which is really not worth closing a ride!
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