Walt Disney World guests might have noticed testing underway for the Disney Skyliner this past week. The Skyliner is scheduled to open at the Resort this fall.

What’s happening:

  • The Disney Parks Blog officially announced today that Disney Skyliner has indeed begun its initial testing.
  • Scheduled to open this fall, Disney Skyliner will be a new, state-of-the-art gondola system that will conveniently 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
    • Upcoming Disney’s Riviera Resort
  • The Skyliner’s towers have been under construction for about a year and this week, testing with the gondolas is now underway.
  • Jordan Matthews of Walt Disney Imagineering was featured in a new video talking about the project and gondolas.

Fun facts:

  • Several gondolas will be adorned with graphics based on Disney films, attractions and characters.
  • Guest may jump into a gondola where from the ground it will look like Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto or Chip & Dale are riding along with them.
  • Several Disney animated films will be represented including:
    • Beauty & the Beast
    • Frozen
    • Lilo & Stitch
    • Moana
    • Peter Pan
    • The Princess and the Frog
    • Ralph Breaks the Internet
    • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    • Zootopia
  • The other themed gondolas that will be part of the system include:
    • Coco
    • Goofy, Pete, Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow
    • Finding Dory
    • The Haunted Mansion
    • Monsters, Inc.
    • Pirates of the Caribbean
    • Ratatouille

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