Posts Tagged ‘Gondola System’

Disney Announces Gondola System Called Disney Skyliner

by on July 16, 2017

A few months ago, we got word that Disney was going to be introducing a new gondola system. Well, at the D23 Expo, Disney made the whole thing official and even gave us the name of this new transportation method!

Disney Skyliner Gondola System

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Disney Skyliner will soon give Guests a birds-eye view of the resort. Of course there will be a Disney touch, so many of the gondolas with Disney Skyliner will feature favorite Disney characters.

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Gondola System Officially Announced for Walt Disney World Resort

by on April 18, 2017

This is a version of a gondola system in use in New Mexico. ©Rikki Niblett

According to The Orlando Sentinel, it’s official. The Walt Disney World Resort is getting a gondola transportation system. The gondola idea had been floating around the rumor mill for the past few months, but documents from the Reedy Creek Improvement District confirm that the project is actually going forward.

This gondola system appears to connect both resort hotels and theme parks. According to the article, there will be six stations and three different lines that will link Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. The plans also seem to indicate that each cab would hold 10 Guests. It is also theorized that the gondolas would be enclosed to protect Guests from the elements.

Gondola systems are gaining in popularity around the globe and many mountain resort areas use similar means to transport Guests up their mountains. (For example, when I lived in New Mexico, my husband and I took a gondola system up to the top of the Sandia mountains, known as the Sandia Peak Tramway.)

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