In February we got wind of a new Skyway/Gondola System potentially coming to Walt Disney World. This week it seems we are one step closer to that rumor becoming fact. According to @ScottGustin on Twitter, permits were filed March 30 for the Foundation and Building Infrastructure for the Gondola project:
New permit filed today related to “gondola” WDW rumor. Permit for “foundation & building infrastructure” includes 6 locations (see map): pic.twitter.com/n2ynDpq6Bv
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) March 31, 2017
According to the permits the Gondola Transport would connect guests to and from Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Caribbean Beach Resort, and Art of Animation/Pop Century. This would greatly help the overtaxed bus system in the area and would also make for a “Monorail-like” experience for guests that they would probably come to love.
The only reservations would be that Disney needs to be super organized with the system and have plans in place when guests sooner or later will get stuck on the gondola system. It’s one thing for a bus to get a flat tire when it’s full of people, it’s quite another for a gondola car full of people stranded 50ft up in the air. I’m sure a situation like that wouldn’t happen often but Disney has to be prepared in the event. Overall I love the idea both from a numbers relief perspective and also from a fun one.
Again all of this is speculation because Disney is still being hush-hush on the subject. But it now seems almost a certainty. If it is happening then you can expect something to be announced at the very latest by D23 this July. We’ll let you know when more news comes out.
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