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Disney Characters Fill the Skies with Unwrapping of 55 Disney Skyliner Gondolas at Walt Disney World Resort

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks

Did you see?  Earlier today, we unwrapped 55 stunning Disney-themed gondolas for special test runs in another exciting step forward for our Disney Skyliner system that’ll transport guests at Walt Disney World Resort later this fall.

Disney Skyliner Gondolas at Walt Disney World Resort

The unwrapped cabins, some of which feature stunning graphics based on Disney films, attractions and characters, are now making test runs back-and-forth between Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  And yes, we have a first look for you!

The latest test-runs of the unwrapped Disney Skyliner gondolas are a significant milestone for the overall testing process of the state-of-the-art transportation system.  Walt Disney Imagineering began testing the gondolas at the Resort just months ago.   

When fall arrives, guests of Disney Skyliner Resorts – Disney’s Riviera Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – will be able to enjoy the benefit of being whisked between Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  Guests will ride alongside favorites such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Lilo & Stitch, and the Hitchhiking Ghosts from the Haunted Mansion.  We have a closer look at some of the gondola art and characters in our earlier story.

Be sure to keep checking the Disney Parks Blog as we share more exciting details about Disney Skyliner in upcoming months.   


  • Agree with Marilyn- no AC in the gondolas?!?!

  • I am SOOOO excited! We have a trip planned for Disney in January 2020, and I cannot wait for our family to be able to use these, as we are staying at Pop Century!!

  • I would have preferred an extension of the monorail system. I remember the original one when the park opened and they were very slow loading and the lines were huge. I am also not crazy about the fact that there is no air conditioning.

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