High Speed Gondolas Progressing at Disney World

November 22, 2018:  New! Disney is giving out Skyliner pins to resort guests this week!  🙂

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Cute Skyliner pins for resort guests!  Free!!!
Gondola transfer station at DHS is done.


August 2018: A lot of the gondola towers are up already.

Installation of the new high speed gondola system called Disney Skyliner at Walt Disney World is progressing nicely.

September 10, 2018: Look what was arriving today at Disney World!!!

No date has been announced yet for testing the system.

November 2018: Disney confirmed today that their Skyliner system won’t have AC in the cars, just darkened windows and a “passive” air flow system. Could be sweltering riding in the summer!!!
New gondola tower by Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
September 2018: Gondola tower by Caribbean Beach.
Close-up of one of the high speed gondola towers for the new Skyliner.

The map below shows how the two theme parks (Epcot and DHS) and four resorts (Caribbean Beach, Boardwalk Resort, and Pop Century/Art of Animation Resorts) will be connected.

How the gondolas will connect the four resorts to the two parks.

The yellow squares on the map feature the gondola stations/stops while the blue squares signify the L-turns to change direction. The orange lines detail the cable routes the gondola cars will travel.

Disney Skyliner loading/unloading area.

The high speed gondolas will connect:

Epcot France to Disney’s Boardwalk Resort

Disney’s Boardwalk Resort to Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort to Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Strange Happenings at Caribbean Beach Resort
Barefoot Bay at the Caribbean Beach Resort.  We love staying here.  It will be great to take a gondola from here to Epcot in 15 minutes!
Disney Boardwalk

The Boardwalk Resort is just to the right on this photo.

We’re most excited about the possibility of the Epcot France gondola connecting to Disney’s Boardwalk Resort!

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Epcot France on a lovely spring day.


The new high speed gondola Skyliner transportation system will transport guests a good distance across the vast WDW property in under 15 minutes, a huge improvement over the current bus transportation system.  Only worry is that is cars won’t have AC in them.

The gondolas will have great treetop views of the parks!


Adventure Book Cover
Adventures in the Animal Kingdom

Lions and Tigers and Strollers, Oh My!

This is not Caroline’s first time in the Disney College Program. Along with her sister, she was previously accepted into the program a few years earlier.  Back in Colorado, Caroline was wishing for a little more pixie dust to brighten up her life.  On a whim, she decides to apply to the exclusive Disney Alumni Summer Program.

Now that she’s back, things get wild.

Wild, as in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where Caroline is assigned to work in Stroller Rental.  While not the most glamorous position in the park, it’s often ground zero for humanity at its best and at its worst.

While Caroline makes many “Magical Moments” for deserving guests whose pixie dust has gone temporarily sideways, she also receives magical moments of her own through the friendships she makes, going to Disney cast member exclusive events, and all the spectacular dining opportunities at Disney World.

Caroline tells all – from the ins and outs of Disney’s secret training class called Traditions; to learning how to be a happy cast member during on-the-job training; to what it’s like to interact with fellow cast members and the guests who are ready to explore the most magical place on earth.

Join Caroline as she takes you on a wild ride through her adventures in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. But be careful, it’s a jungle out there!

Available now at Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle formats. Published by Theme Park Press.

Book link on Amazon.com:  Adventures in the Animal Kingdom


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Adventure is out there!

About the Author:

Caroline’s love for all things Disney, and desire to grow up to be a Disney princess, is the reason she always wanted to work for Disney.  Her dream came true working as a cast member at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Caroline is the co-author of the book, Two Girls and a Mouse Tale, about her adventures working at Disney World with her sister.

She is currently a 7th grade middle school Social Studies teacher in Colorado.

Daily blog link:  https://collinsrace1.wordpress.com/


Welcome to Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

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