Disney has confirmed today in the Orlando Sentinel what we basically saw for ourselves this…
I’m sure you’ve seen the Disney Skyliner Gondolas traveling back and forth around Walt Disney World and you may have noticed all the different characters decorating the outside of them.
We’re really looking forward to the Disney Skyliner anyway, and all the specially themed gondolas are one of the coolest aspects about this new transportation system. You can ride around with some of your favorite characters from Disney films.
In this post we’re going to take a look at all of these character-themed gondolas and help you see just what options are available for you to ride in when you go onboard the Disney Skyliner. We also have pictures of them all!
Look at how amazing these graphics are on the gondolas:
For sure the Star Wars one is my favorite!!
Here is a list with all the characters and franchises that we know have a gondola design on the Disney Skyliner cabins:
- Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto and 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
- “Star Wars”
- “Guardians of the Galaxy”
- “Toy Story”
- “Wine the Pooh and Friends”
That’s 22 different character designs so far! It’s quite the list, and it should be a blast to try and get in them all! There is also the possibility for more characters and franchises to be added in the future…
While the coolest gondolas are the ones with the characters, there are three solid colors too: Teal, Yellow and Orange.
There are also Green, Red, Blue and Purple gondolas, but there aren’t any solid colored ones in those colors, they are only on ones with characters.
All of the gondolas with characters on them have characters on 3 sides (only the doors don’t have a design. Let’s take a look at all the characters now!
Beauty and the Beast – Mrs Potts, Chip, Belle, The Beast, Cogsworth and Lumiere:
Coco – Miguel, Hector and their family:
Goofy, Pete Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow
Guardians of the Galaxy:
Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Chip and Dale:
Pirates of the Caribbean: This is one of my favorite ones! I love how they have the pirates in jail and the dog with the key from the ride!!
The Princess and the Frog:
Snow White and the Sven Dwarfs:
Lilo and Stitch:
Winnie the Pooh:
That’s all of the characters, so many to choose from!
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 a really fast and convenient way to get around property and from first tests it seems 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.
The Disney Skyliner has been running cast member tests for weeks and opens September 29, 2019. Make sure to check out all our coverage including:
Stay tuned at Ziggy Knows Disney for more information on the Disney Skyliner gondolas soon…
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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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