PHOTOS - Maintenance gondolas take to the Disney Skyliner cables

Dec 13, 2018 in "Disney Skyliner"

Maintenance gondolas on the Skyliner cables

Guests arriving at Disney's Hollywood Studios yesterday and today are getting a glimpse of what the new Disney Skyliner will look like with gondolas on the cables. 

Construction crews are using maintenance gondolas to work on the cables that will eventually carry the Disney-themed passenger gondolas.

Thanks to wdizneew and GCTales for the pictures.

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Article Posted: Dec 13, 2018 / 8:55am ET
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Aries197530 days ago

I finally had the opportunity to ride the skyliner last week (1/23). Although the kids (11, 14 & 17) made quite the joke to see how fast we could load and unload the vehicle, our party of 8 (including 2 pooh sized adults) had no trouble boarding within the allotted time. Four to a side seating was comfortable. After all of the talk about how hot these would be in the summer. It was quite cool on a January evening.

deWild30 days ago

That’s a great point. Adding a line from Springs to Epcot/DHS would almost instantly be abused for the free parking in the structures. Sounds like another line will not be added anytime soon.

marni1971Jan 28, 2021

I thought of better ones 😁

TiggerDadJan 28, 2021

I think @joelkfla was looking for a list of the alleged benefits of extending the Skyliner to AK.

marni1971Jan 28, 2021

Monorail WEDway PRT ?

joelkflaJan 28, 2021

How about listing just the top 3?

GimpYancIentJan 28, 2021

Agree on the DS comment. AK is another thing! Fully feasible as any speed issues are easily negated by other benefits too numerous to list right now.

joelkflaJan 28, 2021

I'm afraid PRT has joined monorails in the land of transit curiosities that looked cool but just weren't worth it.

G00fyDadJan 28, 2021

As long as they are bleeding people for parking fees at the parks they will never add a line to DS.

deWildJan 28, 2021

Where are the darn podcars? The gondola shouldn’t be extended from Epcot to MK or AK in my opinion. That’s a far distance to travel at such a slow speed. I could see a station built at Springs.

DemarkeJan 27, 2021

The heat would’ve probably killed the virus, unfortunately, we’ve found out that they are much more likely to get frostbite! Credit to @lee.moles.disney

truecoatJan 27, 2021

I'm sure there's a few posts that didn't age well...I'll check back next year to see the death toll.

JoeCamelJan 26, 2021

All of them, why the resorts are so empty, currently covered up by the pandemic but wait til this summer.

UNCgolfJan 26, 2021

Dozens, if not hundreds. It's all part of a massive cover-up by Disney. COVID came along at the perfect time because it distracted everyone from the rising death toll of the Skyliner.