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

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
Mark
2 years ago

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

FauxNom
FauxNom
2 years ago

Ok…but is it air conditioned?

Jose Castillo
2 years ago
Reply to  FauxNom

To our knowledge, no… sadly

chris
chris
2 years ago

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

Matt
Matt
2 years ago
Reply to  chris

My thought exactly!

DA
DA
2 years ago
Reply to  chris

It holds 300 people in one car.

BEARS
BEARS
2 years ago
Reply to  DA

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

Chrissie
2 years ago
Reply to  DA

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

Andrew
Andrew
2 years ago
Reply to  chris

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
Cooper
2 years ago
Reply to  chris

10 passengers

Ferg
Ferg
2 years ago

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

Marc
Marc
2 years ago

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
Chris
2 years ago
Reply to  Marc

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

Ferg
Ferg
2 years ago
Reply to  Chris

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

Chris
Chris
2 years ago
Reply to  Ferg

I know. Just too much

Wendy Mealing
Wendy Mealing
2 years ago
Reply to  Chris

Truth

Stuart Lawrence
Stuart Lawrence
2 years ago
Reply to  Marc

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
DUSTY
2 years ago

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

Yeah, Seven
Yeah, Seven
2 years ago

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

Andrew
Andrew
2 years ago
Reply to  Yeah, Seven

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
Batgirl
2 years ago

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
Cooper
2 years ago

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