Initial testing now underway for Disney Skyliner gondolas

Testing has begun on the new transportation system coming soon to Walt Disney World, the Disney Skyliner gondolas.

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Guests can start traveling via Disney Skyliner in fall 2019!

Scheduled to begin operation this fall, the Disney Skyliner will be a new way to connect Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot to four nearby Disney resort hotels – Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, and the upcoming Disney’s Riviera Resort.

The towers for the Skyliner have been under construction for nearly a year, and are now beginning to see the gondolas being added to their cables. The Disney Parks Blog shared this video on the testing from Jordan Matthews at Walt Disney Imagineering:

Testing Underway for Disney Skyliner Gondolas

Many of the gondolas will feature graphics based on Disney attractions, films and characters. For example, guests may embark on a gondola that, from the ground, looks as though Mickey, Minnie, Pluto or Chip ’n’ Dale are riding along!

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Many Disney animated films will be represented on the gondolas, including “Beauty and the Beast,” “Lilo & Stitch,” “Frozen,” “Moana,” “The Princess and the Frog,” “Peter Pan,” “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” and “Zootopia.”

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Other themed gondolas will include:

  • “Coco”
  • Goofy, Pete, Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow
  • “Finding Dory”
  • The Haunted Mansion
  • “Monsters, Inc.”
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • “Ratatouille”

Stay tuned for more updates on the Disney Skyliner as its opening season approaches! To learn more about other modes of transportation in and around Walt Disney World, visit


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