Disney unveils details about sky-high gondola system coming to parks and resorts
Disney officials have revealed new images and details about what you can expect when their new Skyliner transportation system opens in Florida.
Unveiled earlier this year, the Skyliner will transport visitors across Disney’s parks and resorts in gondolas adorned with popular characters from classic Disney flicks, all while passengers enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista.
The system will connect Disney’s Art of Animation, Pop Century and Caribbean Beach resorts with Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the International Gateway at Epcot, giving visitors a scenic new way to travel between the properties.
According to Disney, characters in the mix will include the likes of the “Fab Five,” while an European-style station complete with glass canopies, murals, and steel structures modeled in an Art Nouveau style will arrive at Epcot’s International Gateway.
The Skyliner’s hub will be located at the station at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and will be made to resemble the colorful open air marketplace found in Caribbean villages, with seating for those who want to enjoy the resort’s waterfront setting.
Besides transporting visitors from one Disney locale to another, the new Skyliner will offer sky-high views of World Showcase, attractions like the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, and panoramic views of Hourglass Lake, Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.
Disney officials have not announced when the Skyliner will officially open yet, though park officials told ABC that their plan is to have the system up and running months before the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attraction opens in late 2019.