Gondola Testing Spotted at Walt Disney World Today

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The gondolas are coming along quickly at the Walt Disney World Resort. Today @ThatFLFeeling on Twitter captured a bit of the testing.

 

Of course this isn’t the first time we’ve seen or heard that they were testing the gondolas at the resort, but it’s always fun to watch the videos when they pop up. Often it’s been at night, but today they were testing this morning. The car was attached, unlike earlier testing a couple of months ago.

Mostly it’s been between the Carribbean Beach Resort and Hollywood Studios.

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Either way it’s exciting to know that soon these will be operational! I’m very excited about it. I remember riding the Skyway as a child and this seems like a fun addition and transportation option. But people are concerned as we are hearing that they will not have air conditioning, but were engineered with that in mind. I don’t think Disney would send you up in a metal can and not have some kind of cross ventilating system to maintain the temperature. Personally, I’m more interested to see how they perform when it’s cold and there’s cross ventilation.

(Skyway Disneyland)

I’ve heard some people say they don’t care for the new gondolas and the system is visually detracting. It’s really hard to say at this point, as the cars are not running like they will be when it’s opened.

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The designs remind me a lot of the Pal-A-Round at Disney California Adventure’s Pixar Pier.

This is a developing story. We will post more information as it becomes available. The official opening date window for the gondolas is sometime in Fall 2019. I’m sure a more concrete date will be set soon. There is still a lot to be done between Epcot and Hollywood Studios as well.

What do you think? Are you excited about the Gondolas? Do you think they look good? Comment and let us know!

Source: @ThatFLFeeling Twitter


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Disney has been a big part of my life for years--from family trips to WDW to growing up on Disney classics, TV, and movies. I'm a mom and an art teacher. I love to share my love for Disney and I'm also a co-host of the Disney fan podcast Pirates and Princesses (PNP.) Opinions, like my freckles, are all mine.

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