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NO Air Conditioning on Disney Skyliner Gondolas Disney Confirms

NO Air Conditioning on Disney Skyliner GondolasDisney has confirmed today in the Orlando Sentinel what we basically saw for ourselves this weekend at the D23 Destination D event: the Disney Skyliner Gondolas will NOT have air conditioning on board.

This was visible from the stage when Bob Chapek showed off the first Disney Skyliner Gondola cars, and instead of air conditioning, they will be equip with a natural ventilation (aka the slits in the sides of the gondolas which open and close.

“a Walt Disney World spokeswoman confirmed that the gondolas would not have AC. The cabins were ‘specifically tailored to provide a comfortable ride for our guests in the Florida climate,’ she said. The units will use cross-ventilation for sufficient air flow and reflective windows to prevent direct sunlight’, she said.”

There has been lots of bash-lash over this issue and while it seems impossible for the Disney Skyliner to run in Central Florida without air conditioning, Disney imagineers are sure that the ventilation provides will be more than enough.

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  • Is Disney making a mistake by not including air conditioning in the Disney Skyliner??
  • Are you excited about the Disney Skyliner?

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Christine Thompson

Wednesday 21st of November 2018

Equipping the gondolas with an AC unit would make the car heavier and costlier for the electrical charge for each car.

Morgan Paschal

Wednesday 21st of November 2018

I agree, but if it gets too hot in the Skyliner cars they will need to add some type of fan system if/when the cars become stuck on the line if they are not cool enough during the Florida summer months. Hopefully they will have it figured out.

Ziggy

Wednesday 21st of November 2018

That's a good point and could very well be true

Leigh

Wednesday 21st of November 2018

Yes I’m excited about the skyliners but I think they need air conditioning

Ziggy

Wednesday 21st of November 2018

Let's hope they aren't boiling in there. I think the Disney Imagineers have a good plan though...

Morgan Paschal

Wednesday 21st of November 2018

I agree, could get rather toasty in August in one of those cars. I'm guessing they are delaying the opening til Fall 2019 for testing with weather being a bug consideration considering they have the cables up and most of the construction work could probably be finished by Springtime.