BREAKING: First Disney Skyliner Gondola Car Arrives at Walt Disney World

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Disney Skyliner construction has been fast and furious over the last few months, so it isn’t very surprising that the cable cars that will ride high above Walt Disney World have started to arrive. A user on Twitter was driving around the resort, when he caught a glimpse of one of the new gondolas riding in the back of a truck.

If you look closely toward the black area on top of the gondola, you can see what looks like space themed elements (or maybe just the wrapping) so we think this might be one of the Star Wars themed gondolas.

Below are the photos they sent us.

This red gondola was spotted on the roadways around the resort yesterday. To our knowledge, this is the first one to have arrived.

Photos were sent to us by @kono_in_orlando on Twitter.

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Mark
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Mark

Looks like a little oven with the Florida sun, I sure hope they are air conditioned!

FauxNom
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FauxNom

Ok…but is it air conditioned?

Jose Castillo
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Jose Castillo

To our knowledge, no… sadly

chris
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chris

That looks small. How many people is it supposed to hold?

Matt
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Matt

My thought exactly!

DA
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DA

It holds 300 people in one car.

BEARS
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BEARS

No you have it backwards. There are 300 cars that hold 1 person each.

Chrissie
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Chrissie

Did you see the picture? I can assure you it will not hold 300 people! 😂😍

Andrew
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Andrew

The cabins are designed to hold up to 8 people. The picture doesn’t really capture the gondola’s actual size, but it can fit 8 people comfortably.

Cooper
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Cooper

10 passengers

Ferg
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Ferg

Can’t wait to see the sun glare off those babies!

Marc
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Marc

I’d heard they are air conditioned.
Im a bit worried about this idea of individually theming them to Star Wars or Mickey and Minnie… Isnt that going to create a scenario where people are gumming up the works waiting for the Star Wars Gondola and the like?

Chris
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Chris

I like Star Wars but i think WDW is going a little overboard. When I go to Disney i want ro see Disney.

Ferg
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Ferg

Star Wars is Disney owned, just in case you didn’t get the memo

Chris
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Chris

I know. Just too much

Wendy Mealing
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Wendy Mealing

Truth

Stuart Lawrence
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Stuart Lawrence

the preliminary photos show mickey/mini and Donald/Goofy themed and I am sure the lines will flow lie all the rides at Disney Do you wait to get on one particular monorail or do you get on what ever comes…

DUSTY
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DUSTY

the rumor I heard is that the cars are not a/c. MR. CORLESS ?

Yeah, Seven
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Yeah, Seven

Looks like a Doppelmayr/Garaventa-made gondola…can anyone confirm the manufacturer?

Andrew
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Andrew

Those are 8-MGD D-Line cabins by CWA. Doppelmayr is the company that is making the system, while CWA is a company owned by Doppelmayr that makes the cabins.

Batgirl
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Batgirl

Interesting. Yes, looks small. My guess 6-8 in one car, or 4 and a wheel chair. This is gonna be scary as hell during hurricane season. Guess they will have a lot of down time due to weather.

Cooper
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Cooper

They are designed to hold 10 passengers each. Well Disney could reduce the number to like 8 passengers for more space if needed.