I’m sure you’ve seen the Disney Skyliner Gondolas traveling back and forth between the station in Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Caribbean Beach Resort, but now Disney has given a first look at 55 stunning Disney-themed gondolas for special test runs.
We’re really looking forward to the Disney Skyliner anyway, but for sure one of the coolest aspects about this new transportation system are all the specially themed gondolas with some of your favorite characters from Disney films.
We’re going to take a look at some of these character-themed gondolas and help you see just what options are going to be available when the Disney Skyliner opens up later this year!
Look at how amazing these graphics are on the gondolas:
For sure the Star Wars one is my favorite!!
We’ve been following the Disney Skyliner project since it was announced at the D23 Expo back in 2017, and following every step along the way so far as they’ve been constructed over the past year. That’s why to see the dream realized and have these amazing new gondolas running is so incredible!
Here is a video that Disney put out showing some more of the Skyliner gondolas in action:
If you aren’t familiar with the Disney Skyliner, it’s a brand new transportation system coming to various points in Walt Disney World which will connects guests at those resorts to reach the parks quickly, easily and with a great view.
Think the old Skyway that used to be in Disney’s Magic Kingdom but as a full-blown transportation system and not just an attraction.
Initially the Disney Skyliner will run from Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios and connect guests staying at Disney’s Riviera Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. However look for future expansion to other areas of Walt Disney World if the initial phase goes well.
It’s going to be a really fast and convenient way to get around property and we’re anticipating it being much faster than the bus system, which can be an especially long wait at some of those hotels. It’s should improve travels times to and from the parks drastically.
Be sure to read more about the Disney Skyliner including the state of the art ventilation system, and and the estimated Skyliner arrival times, map and expansion to and from each Skyliner station.
Here is a list with all the characters that we know are coming to the Disney Skyliner so far…
- Mickey Mouse
- Minnie Mouse
- Chip & Dale
- Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Huey, Duey and Louie
- “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
- “Guardians of the Galaxy”
That’s more than 20 so far! It’s quite the list, and it should be a blast to try and get in them all!
Disney still hasn’t said when exactly the Skyliner is opening, but they have the official time as Fall 2019. However by the way things look at the moment, they are well ahead of schedule and we should be seeing at least some soft openings and guest testing during the summer months.
Stay tuned at Ziggy Knows Disney for more information on the Disney Skyliner gondolas soon…
I want to know what you think about the new character-themed Disney Skyliner Gondolas…
- Which one is your favorite so far?
- Are you excited for the Disney Skyliner?
Let us know in the comments section below!
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