Disney's newest form of transportation took to the skies over Orlando for the first time this weekend.
The Walt Disney World Skyliner debuted on Sept. 29. Accommodating up to 10 passengers (with a fleet of nearly 300 cars), the brightly colored gondolas send guests gliding along six miles of treetops and over waterways, connecting Disney's Hollywood Studios and the international gateway at Epcot to Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, Art of Animation Resort, Pop Century Resort and the new Riviera Resort opening December 16th.
Skyline-goers will can enjoy access to Disney’s Boardwalk entertainment district, convention hotels and dining locations — including those at Disney's Yacht Club Resort, Beach Club Resort and the Boardwalk Inn. Guests residing at any of the resort hotels across the theme park are now able to hop on and off as they wish at any of the five total loading stations.
In true Disney fashion, the gondolas are adorned with iconic characters
from the brand's films and attractions, and are sporting one of eight vibrant colors. Gondola staff is also decked out in mid-century designs that Disney says pays homage to 1960s airline travel, marking a new era of flight.
Disney Skyliner joins an established network of complimentary transportation options -- including the Disney monorail system, ferry boats, water taxis and busses -- for Walt Disney World Resort hotel guests.