Disney Skyliner serves one-millionth Guest, overcomes past breakdown

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Disney’s Skyliner has hit a major milestone: the all-new Skyliner gondola transportation system just transported its one-millionth Guest.

The new transportation system celebrated its opening to Guests on September 29, and after a rocky start that took the internet and social media by storm and involved a crash, Guests suspended for hours aboard the gondolas, and impacting Guests on their Disney trips, the Skyliner is celebrating serving more than one million passengers in less than a month.

The Skyliner connects Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios to four Walt Disney World Resort hotels, including Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, and soon Disney’s brand-new Disney Vacation Club resort called Disney’s Riviera Resort, slated to open on December 16.

And perhaps one of the best things about the Skyliner is that Guests need no FastPass to board a cable car-style gondola and experience scenic views of the Disney World Resort.

The new transportation system features a myriad of gondolas, each depicting beloved Disney characters, Star Wars characters, Marvel characters and more. The brightly colored gondolas pass through different transportation stations, like the one at Epcot’s International Gateway.

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The Skyliner station at the International Gateway is just one of the conveniently located stations that’s part of the new system. It is located only within walking distance of Disney’s beautiful and exciting Boardwalk entertainment district, Disney’s Boardwalk Inn, Disney’s Beach Club Resort, and Disney’s Yacht Club Resort.

The state-of-the-art Skyliner gondola transportation system allows Guests onboard to enjoy views never before enjoyed by Guests of the Walt Disney World Resort. It was first announced at the 2017 D23 Expo by Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, Bob Chapek, along with more than 20 other additions, improvements and changes in the works for Walt Disney World, which is set to celebrate its 50th anniversary in October 2021.

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Have you experienced a ride aboard Disney’s Skyliner gondola system yet? What did you like about the Skyliner, and what do you think can be improved upon? Let us know in the comments section below.

Source: Disney Parks Blog

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