Disney Unwraps The Character Themed Skyliner Gondolas

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Skyliner Gondolas

This week, Disney unveiled 55 of its character-themed gondolas for more test runs on the Skyliner system.  This is a major step toward the grand opening of the Skyliner system coming this Fall.

Skyliner Gondolas

The gondola designs are based on a number of Disney’s many films, as well as popular park attractions (Haunted Mansion!).  They can currently be seen completing test runs between Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Skyliner Gondolas

Disney began testing on the gondolas months ago, and will still have lots of testing to complete before the transportation system opens this fall.  Once finished, guests will be able to travel to and from Caribbean Beach Resort, Pop Century, Art of Animation and the new Riviera Resort (opening December 2019).  The Skyliner will have stops at both Hollywood Studios and Epcot’s International Gateway entrance.

Skyliner Gondolas

The Skyliner system will have a total of 300 gondolas that can accommodate up to 10 guests in each cabin.  You’ll be able to enjoy birds-eye views of the parks and resorts in the mere minutes the trip will take.

Take a look at the approximate travel times between various Disney Skyliner locations.

  • Caribbean Beach Resort to Hollywood Studios – 6 minutes
  • Caribbean Beach Resort to Art of Animation Resort or Pop Century Resort – 6 minutes
  • Caribbean Beach Resort to Riviera Resort – 5 minutes
  • Caribbean Beach Resort to Epcot’s International Gateway – 15 minutes
  • Riviera Resort to Epcot’s International Gateway – 9 minutes

Skyliner Gondolas

The gondolas also feature a cross ventilation system and reflective window coatings to keep the cabins cool in the hot Florida sun.  Take a look at the unveiling of the cabins and see them in action above the Hollywood Studios skyline.

I can’t wait for the Skyliner to be fully operational this Fall!  Will you use the Skyliner when staying or visiting one of the serviced resorts and parks?

Source: Disney Parks Blog

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3 thoughts on “Disney Unwraps The Character Themed Skyliner Gondolas

  1. 55 different characters? That’s impressive! Although i’m too scared to ride the skyliner, it would be cool to see how many different character gondolas you can ride (not all in one vacation, of course!), but it can be a fun ‘check off the list’ game for families! #DisneyVacayGiveaway

  2. I love the artwork on the gondolas! I can imagine standing in line and hearing people pointing out which one they hope they get! #DisneyVacayGiveaway

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