The Walt Disney World Resort this morning officially dedicated its newest transportation system — the Disney Skyliner, a gondola system that connects two theme parks and several hotels in the middle of the resort.
The Disney Skyliner system begins on one end at the International Gateway entry to Epcot, from where the system continues to the site of the upcoming Disney’s Riviera Resort. There, the system makes a dogleg south toward Disney's Caribbean Beach, from where you can connect to Disney's Hollywood Studios or continue to the Art of Animation and Pop Century resorts. You can ride from any destination on the Skyliner to any other, provided you make the necessary switches at the appropriate stations.
The Doppelmayr gondolas are wrapped with colorful designs featuring Disney characters and seat up to 10 people each. (It's six on gondolas designated for wheelchairs.) Each gondola also includes several air vents, which will keep everyone comfortable on the speedy ride between destinations.
These gondola systems have been used at other theme parks and resorts around the world, including at Universal Studios Singapore, whose heat and humidity can make a Central Florida summer feel like San Diego in springtime. (So yeah, that whole manufactured online outrage over the gondolas not having heavy, expensive, superfluous air conditioning units onboard always was nothing more than rage-soliciting clickbait. End rant.)
The Disney Skyliner officially opens to the public on Sunday.Tweet
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