That. There was an incident where someone sued Disney because he "fell" out of the skyway. Many people feel that was a contributing factor, or the main reason, but it was later proven in court that he "fell" on purpose and as I understand, he was never awarded any money.
The Skyway was an expensive ride to maintain. This caused other attractions to close. When Disney knew they had to stop and save money for the new Indiana Jones Adventure they closed the Skyway. It wasn't because of when a man in his 30's jumped from a bucket and into a tree. In fact, he later admitted he did it on perpose so he could get money from Disney.
Originally Posted by williamtheking
CaptainEO,ATIS: Have you ever heard that rumor that Elvis is alive, and well, and owns a bakery in Seattle? Yeah, that's total crap. Now if you where to tell me Michael Jackson was alive, and well, and owns a MiceChat account in Las Vegas, that I would believe!
Some of you are way off here!!! It had nothing to do with Indy at all. It's sad to say that most of the blame was from a health hazard. My sis-in-law works in the Legal department and there were way too many guests (term used very loosely here) spitting from the ride!! Honest... It ruined the magic for so many and created many litigations for the company. Sad but true story!!! Enclosing the cages was thought to be too expensive so they chose to close the attraction.
I was under the impression that it was taken out because there had to be some major maintenance done to the tower inside the Matterhorn which was impossible to do. That is unless wikipedia is lying to me again - which I suppose might be possible.