The Disneyland Skyway was removed in November 1994 because it was too costly to make safety upgrades. Also, people would throw objects and spit off the buckets as they went over head. Today, the attractive Skyway station in Disneyland's Fantasyland remains as a reminder of the Skyway attraction. At least the landscaping around it looks great. The Tomorrowland station has been mostly removed and was at one point a service station for the 1998 attraction Rocket Rods. In 1998, Tokyo Disneyland closed their Skyway attraction and the Fantasyland station was removed to make room for Pooh's Hunny Hunt, while the Tomorrowland station was remodeled into a candy store. On November 10, 1999, the Skyway at the Florida's Magic Kingdom carried its last guest, joining the closure of its Disneyland counterpart. When the Disneyland Skyway closed, the holes in the Matterhorn were filled in.
The Skyway closed for practical reasons. First, it was a very slow-loading and unprofitable attraction. Second, it was also extremely difficult to accommodate guests with disabilities, unless wheelchair-bound guests left their chair on the loading area and took a round-trip ride. However, reports that there was a death on the Skyway were in fact true, although it was not a guest who lost their life. In February of 1999, an outside contractor, who was allegedly not wearing any protective equipment or safety harness, accidentally fell to his death.
At Disneyland, the Fantasyland Skyway station remains, but both stations still remain, off-limits to guests.