Disney Shares Video of Gondola Testing for Disney Skyliner

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