Gondola transportation officially comes to Walt Disney World - Disney Skyliner

Jul 15, 2017 in "Disney Skyliner"

Disney Skyliner concept art

The Walt Disney World Gondola transportation system became official today, as Disney officially announced the project designed to ease transportation around the resort.

Named Disney Skyliner, the system will connect Disney’s Art of Animation, Pop Century and Caribbean Beach resorts and other locations with Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the International Gateway at Epcot. And many of the gondolas with Disney Skyliner will feature favorite Disney characters.

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Article Posted: Jul 16, 2017 / 7:47pm EDT
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Aries197526 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.

deWild26 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.

marni197130 days ago

I thought of better ones 😁

TiggerDad30 days ago

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

marni197130 days ago

Monorail WEDway PRT ?

joelkfla30 days ago

How about listing just the top 3?

GimpYancIent30 days ago

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.

joelkfla30 days ago

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

G00fyDad30 days ago

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

deWild30 days ago

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.