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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap – Disney Skyliner Gondolas Make First Test Runs at Walt Disney World Resort, Kevin from Disney•Pixar’s ‘Up!’ at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and More…

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

This week, we shared another exciting Disney Skyliner milestone – the first guest cabins to make test runs back-and-forth between Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

The test-run gondolas recently traveled across Victory Way between the stations at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and the station at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Walt Disney Imagineering associate project manager Steve Pratt told the Disney Parks Blog that soon there will be more gondolas added and cycling on the line as teams continue testing and training.

The state-of-the-art gondola system will begin transporting guests at the Walt Disney World Resort beginning later this fall. The system will conveniently 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.

Visit our original Disney Skyliner story for more details, including a special look at some of the gondola art and characters.

Also, the large and exotic bird known as “Kevin,” from Disney•Pixar’s “Up!,” was spotted at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and we shared a special look:

Check out Shawn’s original Kevin from Disney•Pixar’s “Up!” story for more details.

Here are some of the other stories we worked on this week.

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  • Any chance for a behind-the scene tour?