Disney Skyliner Testing Confirmed and New Gondola Graphics Revealed
As we previously reported, testing for the new Disney Skyliner transportation system was underway at Walt Disney World! Today we are happy to announce that Disney has confirmed that the gondolas are in a testing period.
The installation of the towers that the Disney Skyliner will use began over a year ago. We have come a long way from the first tower being erected to the cables being installed, and now the actual gondolas being in use! Here is Jordan Matthews of Walt Disney Imagineering talking about the project:
In addition, Disney also released some of the new graphics that will be featured on the Disney Skyliner Gondolas. All graphics used on the gondolas will be inspired by Disney films, attractions, and characters. The graphics will also be placed on the gondolas so when guests look up, it will look like the characters are riding with you in your gondola. Guests will see gondolas inspired by the following:
- “Beauty & the Beast”
- “Lilo & Stitch”
- “Peter Pan”
- “The Princess and the Frog”
- “Ralph Breaks the Internet”
- “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”
- Goofy, Pete, Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow
- “Finding Dory”
- The Haunted Mansion
- “Monsters, Inc.”
- Pirates of the Caribbean
Upon completion, the Disney Skyliner will connect Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot to four resort hotels – Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and the proposed Disney’s Riviera Resort. An exact opening date of the Disney Skyliner has not yet been announced but it is said to start transporting Guests this Fall.
Are you excited about the Disney Skyliner? Which themed-gondola do you want to ride in first? Let us know in the comments section below!
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