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.
- 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.
- 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
- Lilo & Stitch
- Peter Pan
- The Princess and the Frog
- Ralph Breaks the Internet
- Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
- The other themed gondolas that will be part of the system include:
- Goofy, Pete, Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow
- Finding Dory
- The Haunted Mansion
- Monsters, Inc.
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Last week a Disney guest shared a video of the gondola testing at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
- For more information, pictures, and videos of the Disney Skyliner, check out our Laughing Place Project Tracker.