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Skyway Gondolas for WDW (rumour)

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Skyway Gondolas for WDW (rumour)
« on: February 15, 2017, 08:38:38 PM »
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This one is a bit wacky, but according to recent permits filed by the Walt Disney World, it seems that a Skyway-type gondola transportation system may be installed to transport guests between Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios (as well as a few resort hotels in between).

If the buildings on the permits are indeed for stations, the system would include stops at Epcot’s International Gateway, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, a shared station at the Pop Century and Art of Animation Resorts, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
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Re: Skyway Gondolas for WDW (rumour)
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2017, 01:21:27 PM »
I think this would be great. It's a lot cheaper than building more monorail track, but it retains the feeling of being a more special way to travel than a bus. The nostalgia factor just makes that even stronger - they would be mad not to call it the Walt Disney World Skyway.

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Re: Skyway Gondolas for WDW (rumour)
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2017, 03:27:53 PM »
If it happens, it would be interesting to see how the final product will be.
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Re: Skyway Gondolas for WDW (rumour)
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2017, 08:11:36 PM »
Well according to Disney&More....

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According to D&M sources, apparently it WON'T BE a "Skyway Gondolas" Transportation System Between Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios, but "Water Ways Gondolas":
"It will use the existing water ways and will be basically just boats.
Nothing fancy and last I heard there will be an extra charge for this as it will be more like "private" water transportation. They may drop the extra charge. nothing has been made public yet.


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Re: Skyway Gondolas for WDW
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2018, 11:49:13 AM »
More than a year later, we've now all learned that it'll be a sky way called Disney Skyliner.

Some interesting pics were posted by WDW Magic in the past few months.








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Re: Skyway Gondolas for WDW (rumour)
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2018, 05:34:12 PM »
First gondola car has been installed on the cable. Guess it's sitll a way off from testing but it's getting closer.

Rumour has it that, if successful, the system will be extended to Blizzard Beach, Animal Kingdom Park & Lodge and Disney Springs.


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Re: Skyway Gondolas for WDW (rumour)
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2018, 12:47:11 PM »
I think this has been far too long coming.

I always felt that so many buses were inefficient, costly and bad for the environment. Always thought they should look at extending monorails, or have something like this throughout the world.

Looking forward to riding it and seeing the views it will offer!
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