CONFIRMED: Disney Skyliner Gondolas Will NOT Have Air Conditioning, Only Passive Ventilation

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As we told you back in September, the gondolas of the Disney Skyliner will not have air conditioning, despite rumors to the contrary around the Disney community. Today, Disney has confirmed to the Orlando Sentinel that indeed the system will not have air conditioning, but simply passive ventilation. According to a Disney spokeswoman, the cabins were “specifically tailored to provide a comfortable ride for our guests in the Florida climate.” She confirmed that the vehicles will have only cross-ventilation which was designed to provide sufficient air flow. As we saw on Saturday at the Destination D event, the cabins will have darkened or reflective windows to reduce the amount of direct sunlight entering and heating the interior.


The Disney Skyliner is scheduled to open in the fall of 2019. Stay tuned to WDWNT for continuing Skyliner coverage as the system is assembled.

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Jason has been a lifelong fan of the Disney parks since his first visit at age 2. His biennial pilgrimages during his childhood accelerated into semi-annual visits by the year 2000, when he also Joined the Disney Vacation Club. Luckily, Jason’s bride-to-be was also a Disney fan, which allowed his infatuation with the Disney parks to continue, and ultimately culminated in their wedding at Disney's Wedding Pavilion in September 2003. Early in 2007, Jason began his involvement with the planning for what became Celebration 25, the unofficial fan gathering to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Epcot®. Soon thereafter, Jason met Tom Corless at a pin trading meet in New Jersey, and became part of the WDW News Today podcast starting with Episode 17. Jason has been involved with the WDWNT Network ever since, and can't seem to escape no matter how hard he tries.
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