Disney Skyliner (Gondola Transportation System) Read Post 1 Updated 2/8/18

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  1. WEDWDW

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    Disney Skyliner Transportation System

    The new gondola based transportation system will transport guests between Epcot, Disney Riviera Resort, Caribbean Beach, Art of Animation, Pop Century, and Hollywood Studios. The gondolas will hold around 8-10 people and is expected to have room for ECVs and strollers.

    Each gondola will be themed to Disney characters as evidenced by the concept art below. Each Skyliner station will be themed to its environment as well.

    It is expected that bus transportation to the parks and resorts involved in this new transportation system will decrease or go away altogether. Here are some expected capacity numbers.


    • 3 busloads = roughly 180 people
    • The Gondola system will take that in about 5 minutes
    • A full bus is about 60-70 people
    • Capacity is rumored to be roughly 4000-5000 people per hour each way
    • That's the equivalent of 40 buses worth to Epcot each hour, and 40 buses worth to DHS


    http://www.wdwmagic.com/transportat...gondola-system-about-to-become-a-reality-.htm

    Edited to add permit photos and more. Thanks to @DanBoris and others on WDWMagic

    Skyliner map

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    Permit images

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    Area where work will take place at Caribbean Beach.

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    Orlando Sentinel Info from April 18, 2017
    http://www.orlandosentinel.com/trav...gondolas-cable-cars-plans-20170418-story.html

    Update: Disney annoucnement
    https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/b...sport-guests-around-walt-disney-world-resort/

    Gondola concept art

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    Update: The first gondola "tower" has been topped off.

    PHOTOS: First Disney Skyliner Support Beam Topped Off With Cable Mount
     
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  4. hakepb

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    I always wanted a zip line from AKL to AK, but a gondola would work, too.
     
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  5. rteetz

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    It's happening.
     
  6. TexasKiwiPrincess

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    It's a little ridiculous how excited I am getting the more I think about this. Looking at the planned routes on the map, the Gondola entrance would be the International Gateway in Epcot, but I can't really tell where it would be for DHS. Love that there is a stop between POP and AoA, but I expect that will increase prices for those resorts.
     
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  7. WEDWDW

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    It also "appears" to be a stop at CBR.:)
     
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    I remember the Gondolas at MK, we loved those things. This configuration seems odd to me but I'm guessing its to make the new DVC more attractive to buyers.
     
  9. TexasKiwiPrincess

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    Yes! That would support the idea of a DVC deluxe tower replacing the Barbados (right?) section of CBR. Since CBR is a moderate resort, adding direct access to two parks would go along with added amenities for DVC. That's why I was surprised to see any access for POP and AoA, since they are value resorts. I haven't really had time to keep up with the entire CBR DVC thread, so all that may be thoroughly discussed already.
     
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  10. rteetz

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    That's the big piece here with DVC coming to that resort.
     
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  11. zemra406

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    The one at DHS looks like it is near the current main entrance.
     
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    Yep
     
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    Yes,that's exactly what I was thinking when I'm saw the Permits also.:)

    I guess POP/AoA will now be called "Gondola Resorts" with a huge price increase coming!lol:)
     
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    So, this kind of combines threads, but is this the building at CBR and no DVC is going in?
     
  16. TexasKiwiPrincess

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    But on the other side, away from the buses, right?
     
  17. rteetz

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    No DVC is still coming.
     
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    And, how much LONGER would THAT take?

    Park Hop between Epcot IG and DHS in as little as 2 hours?

    ;)


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    I figured because I couldn't imagine them knocking down rooms and not replacing them.
     
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  20. ErinsMommy

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    I like the idea of linking Epcot to HS without having to either walk or go through IG to Beach Club to take the boat.
     
  21. rteetz

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    This will be a benefit for those new DVC rooms.
     
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