Walt Disney World Resort has begun the initial testing phase for its new Disney Skyliner system, a gondola transportation system that will ferry guests between Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Slated to open this coming fall, the Skyliner will also make stops at four Disney resort hotels: Art of Animation Resort, Pop Century Resort, Caribbean Beach Resort and the new Riviera Resort, due to open in December 2019. (The official Resort opening date will be announced at a later time.)
We have been watching the Skyliner’s progress for about a year. The stations, like the one at Epcot’s International Gateway and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, have really been taking shape. You can see in the photo below that they are already being decorated.
Several gondolas will be decorated with images from Disney films, attractions and characters. Disney animated films like “Beauty & the Beast,” “Frozen,” “Lilo & Stitch,” “Moana,” “Peter Pan,” “The Princess and the Frog,” “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and “Zootopia” will be represented.
Here’s a sneak peek at what a few of these special gondolas will look like:
Other themed gondolas include:
- Goofy, Pete, Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow
- “Finding Dory”
- The Haunted Mansion
- “Monsters, Inc.”
- Pirates of the Caribbean
Learn more about the project from Imagineer Jordan Matthews:
Will you ride in these new gondolas once they’re up and running? Or does the idea of the Skyliner leave you cold? Let us know below!
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