Walt Disney once said
And some of the best innovations created by today’s Walt Disney Company happen within the Disney Parks.
The Disney Skyliner is one of those new developments, which speak to the process of finding different ways to attack a problem.
Recently, Robert Niles of Theme Park Insider traveled to the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, where he listened as Disney Parks chairman Bob Chapek spoke about upcoming upgrades to Walt Disney World.
The Disney Skyliner gondola system will connect the Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot theme parks with the Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort as well as the upcoming Disney’s Riviera Resort.
“We believe that getting around the Disney resort should be a uniquely magical experience,” Chapek said, before revealing that the system will open sometime in the fall of next year.
“Riding the Disney Skyliner system will provide guest a whole new way to experience Walt Disney World, with unique vistas only available from the sky.”
Chapek said that the final support tower for the system is now in place, and contractors are beginning to thread the gondola’s support cables across the system.
The work continues at WDW, as evidenced by photos I took during my recent visit. And I can say that I saw wires being installed, as well.
But the most important photos I’ve seen is of the presentation by contractor Doppelmayr of the gondola units.
Robert’s piece is excellent, and I highly recommend a full perusal via Theme Park Insider.
And I have it on good authority that Jack will have some more on this topic and more, tonight on YouTube via DSNY Newscast video.
Seeing the above image makes me feel better about the whole thing, but I still think I will be very nervous stepping into the gondola.