Sharp-eyed visitors to Walt Disney World Resort this week may have spotted something new up in the sky while Disney Skyliner began its initial testing.
Scheduled to open this fall, Disney Skyliner will be a new, state-of-the-art gondola system that will conveniently connect Disneyâs Hollywood Studios and Epcot to four resort hotels â Disneyâs Art of Animation Resort, Disneyâs Pop Century Resort, Disneyâs Caribbean Beach Resort and the proposed Disneyâs Riviera Resort, which is now accepting guest reservations for stays beginning December 2019. The official Resort opening date will be announced at a later time.
The Skylinerâs towers have been under construction for about a year, so to have a gondola up on its cables is an exciting milestone! Check out this video to hear more about the project from Jordan Matthews at Walt Disney Imagineering:
Several gondolas will be adorned with graphics based on Disney films, attractions and characters. So for example, you may jump into a gondola where from the ground it will look like Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto or Chip & Dale are riding along with you. Several Disney animated films will be represented, including âBeauty & the Beast,â âFrozen,â âLilo & Stitch,â âMoana,â âPeter Pan,â âThe Princess and the Frog,â âRalph Breaks the Internet,â âSnow White and the Seven Dwarfsâ and âZootopia.â
Hereâs a sneak peek at what a few of these special gondolas will look like:
The other themed gondolas that will be part of the system include:
- Goofy, Pete, Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow
- âFinding Doryâ
- The Haunted Mansion
- âMonsters, Inc.â
- Pirates of the Caribbean
These gorgeous gondolas will be gliding across Walt Disney World before we know it.