A new Disney Skyliner youth tee is available in World Traveler, the EPCOT gift shop at International Gateway, close to the Disney Skyliner station and wedged between the France and United Kingdom Pavilions.
Youth Skyliner Tee – $26.99
This shirt is sky blue with fluffy white clouds across it. “On the way to fun” is across the front.
Between the words is a row of Disney Skyliner gondolas, each a different color and each with a different Disney character peering out the window: Mickey in a red gondola, Minnie in an orange gondola, Goofy in a yellow gondola, Donald in a green gondola, and Pluto in a blue gondola.
The short sleeves are ringed with blue and red stripes.
The Disney Skyliner
The Disney Skyliner is a gondola lift system that opened on September 29, 2019 in Walt Disney World Resort. The system is composed of five stations that service four resorts and two of the four theme parks, with a fleet of over 250 gondola cabins that can accommodate up to ten guests per cabin, or up to six with an open wheelchair or electric scooter. Guests sit on twin, inward-facing wooden benches.
This system is the only gondola network in North America to include separate stationary loading and unloading platforms at each station, with the exception of the Riviera Resort station. It is also the second double loading aerial lift system in the United States. At the end terminals in each line, most cabins unload their guests at the first unload platform immediately after decelerating, then turn around before loading guests on the loading platform on the opposite side.
The Disney Skyliner connects Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, and Disney’s Rivera Resort, which is a Disney Vacation Club property. Using the Caribbean Beach Resort station as a central hub, guests may board a gondola and be transported through the sky to either EPCOT International Gateway, an alternate park entrance found near France in the World Showcase, or Disney’s Hollywood Studios just next to the front parking lot.
The Skyliner is also a way to see the resort and park entrances from a different perspective. As guests glide through the air, they are treated to a bird’s-eye view of the parks, resorts, and the surrounding area. Guests also are treated to a few “fun facts” about Walt Disney World narrated onboard as they ride.
A guest evacuation platform was recently added between EPCOT and Disney’s Riviera Resort.
The Disney Skyliner is a free for guests to use as part of the Walt Disney World transportation system.
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