DVCNews Debates: More Gondolas?

DVCNews Debates

In July at the D23 Fan Expo, Walt Disney World executives revealed that the resort would soon link 3 hotels, 2 theme parks and the forthcoming Disney Riviera Resort timeshare property by an airborne gondola system called the Skyliner.  Similar to the old Magic Kingdom Skyway system, the transportation will link Pop Century, Art of Animation, Caribbean Beach and Riviera to Epcot and Hollywood Studios, bringing a more "magical" transportation option to routes currently served by buses.  But perhaps this won't be the only Skyliner install we see.    


 Topic:  What other areas of Walt Disney World would you like to see serviced by the Skyliner?
Reader Comments
Re: DVCNews Debates: More Gondolas? -- KNWVIKING 2.0
2017 Jul 31 08:55:32 AM
The only Deluxe resort without a special/unique/quick entry to a park is AKL/Kidani. Personally, I'd like to see a short rail similar to the Conservation Station train rather than a Skyliner.

It will be interesting to see how the Skyliner deals with the Central Florida weather. Sitting in a swinging gondola during a severe thunderstorm and high winds would probably make ToT seem like IASW.
Re: DVCNews Debates: More Gondolas? -- wdrl
2017 Jul 31 10:17:01 AM
I can see the Skyliner being extended throughout Walt Disney World. Coronado Springs is undergoing a major renovation as a 15-story building is being added to the resort. It seems it would be fairly easy to add a Skyliner route from this new building to Hollywood Studios.

I doubt the Skyliner will replace the monorail routes around the Seven Seas Lagoon. However, it would not shock me if Disney replaces the monorail route from the Transportation & Ticket Center to Epcot with a Skyliner route.
Animal Kingdom and Coronado -- Wayno
2017 Jul 31 10:44:47 AM
KNWVIKING 2.0 wrote:
The only Deluxe resort without a special/unique/quick entry to a park is AKL/Kidani. Personally, I'd like to see a short rail similar to the Conservation Station train rather than a Skyliner.

It will be interesting to see how the Skyliner deals with the Central Florida weather. Sitting in a swinging gondola during a severe thunderstorm and high winds would probably make ToT seem like IASW.

I think the Animal Kingdom Lodge idea is a great one for that resort. Looking at a map, The station could be in the area of the animal barn in the back behind the savannahs, maybe connected with a bridge to both Jambo House and Kidani Village. Then similarly the line could easily be extended from the main entrance of the park out the other side to connect to the new tower at Coronado Springs. I could see that working well to fix one of the perceived weaknesses in the location of those resorts by providing better transportation options from their "seemingly" more remote locations.

Thanks,
Wayne
Re: DVCNews Debates: More Gondolas? -- athenna
2017 Jul 31 11:01:54 AM
Not sure what type of transportation, gondola, etc, but something, like Viking said, from AK & Kidani
Re: DVCNews Debates: More Gondolas? -- hauntedcity
2017 Jul 31 11:13:37 AM
I like the AKL idea. My second choice would be taking OKW and SSR over to Epcot. I know they have a boat to Disney Springs, but it's just not the same as going to a park.

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