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First Look: Disney Skyliner Gondola at Walt Disney World Resort

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Earlier this week, we shared the exciting update that our new Disney Skyliner gondola system will be operating at the Walt Disney World Resort in fall of 2019. Today, we’ve got more to share – a first look at one of the actual gondolas!

Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products Chairman Bob Chapek unveiled the gondola to Disney fans during D23’s Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse event. And as you can see, Disney Skyliner will be fun and offer a new way to experience Walt Disney World Resort with amazing views only available from the sky.

Once operating, the gondola system will connect Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot to four resort hotels- Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort as well as the proposed 15th Disney Vacation Club property, Disney’s Riviera Resort.

Disney Skyliner

And select gondolas will have iconic Disney characters incorporated into their exterior design to give the appearance that a Disney pal is riding along with guests, such as characters from the ‘Fab Five,’ figures from Disney attractions, fan favorites from movies, and more.

Keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for more exciting details on Disney Skyliner.


  • How far from the ground are they?

  • A friend who work in transportation at WDW told me they will NOT have AC.

  • Not to age myself, but WDW had open air gondolas in the 70’s

  • Can you look out the sides?

  • Great question Russell! I keep thinking surely they will have AC, but I just can’t figure out how!

  • Can you cofirm if the Skyliner will have airconditioning in each gondola. There are rumors swirling that they will not have A/C.

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