Walt Disney World announced earlier this year that a new gondola system is coming to the resort, and today they’ve released additional concept art of the upcoming Disney Skyliner transportation system as part of the “12 Days of Disney Parks Christmas.”
As originally unveiled this past summer, the Disney Skyliner is a aerial gondola network that will transport Walt Disney World guests between certain resort hotels and theme parks. Select Disney Skyliner cabins 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,’ Disney attractions, movies, and more.
The design of the Disney Skyliner station at International Gateway at Epcot will be inspired by the park’s nearby European Pavilions, and will be covered with metal and glass canopies, hand-painted murals and ornamental steel structures that harken back to the early 18th century Art Nouveau style. Guests traveling to Epcot via the Disney Skyliner will be welcomed to the park with a bird’s-eye view of World Showcase.
The Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort station will be the hub of activity for Disney Skyliner. This station is inspired by the open air village marketplaces of the Caribbean and will showcase the nearby resort’s architectural detailing and color schemes. At this station, passengers will be able to transfer gondola routes to reach their destination, or are invited to sit and admire the waterfront resort setting.
The design style of the station at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will fit with that of the park’s main entrance and bus stations. Passengers traveling here from the Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort station can expect a new aerial perspective of the park’s iconic attractions, like The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.
Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort will share a Disney Skyliner station. Upon departing the gondola station, Skyliner passengers will ascend over Hourglass Lake and enjoy a panoramic view of these two resorts. Finally, cabins will slow down at the Disney Skyliner turn-station along Buena Vista Drive, where guests can see the mechanical and aerial components that make up the Disney Skyliner.
Stay tuned to our website, Twitter and Facebook for more updates during the “12 Days of Disney Parks Christmas.” Read up on the announcement of updates to Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort here, as well as the announcements on new float elements coming to Pixar Play Parade at Disneyland Resort and an expanded Food & Wine Festival at Disney California Adventure.