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PHOTOS: First Look at Disney Skyliner Gondola Cars Coming to Walt Disney World

We’ve been following the Disney Skyliner project for some time now and seeing towers, stations and cables going up all around Walt Disney World over the past year.  Now today at the D23 Destination D event Disney showed off a first look at the Disney Skyliner Gondola Cars which will be transporting guests around the Walt Disney World Resort.

Here is a video of Bob Chapek making the announcement:

I have to say they look pretty slick!  Special gondola cars are going to have different characters on them from the Fab Five to Star Wars to Marvel, etc.  This one features Pluto:

Notice Chip and Dale on the back of this one:

As you can see they are a very sleek and modern looking design.  Most notably there is no air conditioning either, so that should be put to bed now.  One thing is sure though, the Disney Skyliner is going to offer some amazing views of Walt Disney World that you’ve never seen before.  That should lead to some great photo opportunities!

We can’t wait to see what other characters are going to be included in the Disney Skyliner Gondola Cars!

Read our Disney Skyliner Gondola guide for more info including wait times, maps, the route and capacity of the gondolas.

Check out all the other Walt Disney World Announcements from D23 Destination D:

Your Thoughts:

I want to know what you think about the Disney Skyliner Gondola Cars coming to Walt Disney World…

  • Do you like the design?
  • Which characters do you want to see on the cars?

Let us know in the comments section below!

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Morgan Paschal

Sunday 18th of November 2018

I read somewhere that there will be vents to add air flow when in motion. I would assume there would be fans in here as well, but from most everything I have read there will not be air conditioning. Maybe they are delaying the opening until Fall of 2019 so they can test the temperatures (and weather) during the summer. It certainly appears they could probably open the Skyliner sooner with cables being added already. Hopefully they will have a back-up plan if the temperatures inside are too high for quality standards especially during delays/stoppage.

Sue Jaymes

Sunday 18th of November 2018

I think they look great. Am concerned though about no air conditioning. Surely they are going to be roasting hot inside. What happens when they break down and you are stuck in a sauna! Disney must have thought about the temperature in side them, would like them to give their opinion on this. Other than that, wonderful! :)


Sunday 18th of November 2018

I'm slightly concerned about the A/C but I have to think Imagineering feels confident about the ventilation system it has...


Sunday 18th of November 2018

Other articles are saying that there will be A/C.