PHOTOS: First Support Beam Installed for the New Skyliner Gondola System at Walt Disney World

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Construction of Walt Disney World’s “Innovative New Transportation System”, the Skyliner, began many months ago, but we had still not seen any of the system’s trademark support beams installed yet. That all changed over the weekend when the first of these beams that will support the cable system were erected.

The first support beam was installed just outside of the entrance to Disney’s Pop Century Resort and looms over the car exit lane. It’s about the height of the tree line or maybe a little bit taller. We could also see it from Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort at quite a distance.

The Disney Skyliner system is expected to begin operation in 2019.

You can learn more about the system here, and be sure to check out the new concept art for the Epcot, Pop Century/Art of Animation, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios stations.

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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  • That built in ladder is to keep guests from Philly from scaling it because if it’s too easy and safe they won’t do it. The mirror support on the bottom of Epcot has outsmarted them for years. They try to fight their reflection when they see themselves.

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