Yesterday, one Walt Disney World guest happened to witness gondola testing of the Disney Skyliner and managed to capture a short video.

Photo via ThatFLFeeling

Photo via ThatFLFeeling

What’s happening:

  • @ThatFLFeeling shared a tweet and video yesterday of the Disney Skyliner at Hollywood Studios as it was being tested with a gondola.

  • Back in December, we reported on Disney workers trying out the system using test gondolas.
  • However, the vehicle seen in this clip appear much closer in size and design to the gondola that was on display at the 2018 Destination D event, suggesting that this could be one of the “real” ones.
  • When completed and uncovered, colorful character wraps will be featured on each Skyliner vehicle.
  • The Disney Skyliner is set to open in Fall 2019 and will connect:
    • Disney’s Hollywood Studios
    • Epcot
    • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
    • Disney’s Pop Century Resort
    • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
    • Upcoming Disney’s Riviera Resort


  • Disney has confirmed that the Disney Skyliner gondolas will not be air-conditioned. However, a Disney spokesperson said, “the units will use cross-ventilation for sufficient air flow and reflective windows to prevent direct sunlight.” Each cabin will also be wheelchair accessible.
  • For more information about the Disney Skyliner, be sure to check out our Laughing Place Project Tracker.
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