Disney leaders just released the newest information about the planned Disney Skyliner transportation system, what has commonly been called the gondolas.
The system, which will take guests around Walt Disney World Resort to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios from select resorts, is currently under construction. No opening date has been officially released by Disney.
According to Disney, the design for the station at International Gateway at Epcot is inspired by the park's nearby European pavilions. It will be covered in metal and glass canopies, hand-painted murals and ornamental steel structures that "harken back to the early 18th century Art Nouveau style," per the Disney Parks Blog.
Skyliner guests traveling to Epcot will get a birds-eye view of World Showcase, according to Disney.
The skyliner station at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort is the systems activity hub, per Disney, and inspired by the open air village marketplaces of the Caribbean. We can expect a lot of bright colors and Caribbean flair at this one.
According to Disney, the system's Hollywood Studios station will match the park's main entrance and bus stations. Traveling there from Caribbean Beach will deliver an aerial view of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror ride.
Lastly, Disney's Pop Century and Art of Animation resorts will share a station that "feels whimsical and contextual with both resorts," says Disney. Views of both resorts and a trip over Hourglass Lake are part of that journey.
Disney says the gondolas, which they call cabins, will slow down at the Disney Skyliner turn-station along Buena Vista Drive so riders can see the mechanical components of the system.
We've previously been told that the gondolas will be decorated with some of Disney's most famous characters like Mickey and Minnie and the Hitchhiking Ghosts from The Haunted Mansion.
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