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.