Exciting Facts About Walt Disney World's Skyliner Gondola System

Skyliner at Hollywood Studios

6. Interesting Statistics About the Disney Skyliner gondolas

Estimated ride times for the gondolas range between 5 to 18 minutes.  There are more than 300 gondolas in the Disney Skyliner fleet and they travel at heights of up to 60 feet.  The cruising speed is around 11mph with a slowdown to 1mph when arriving at the station where people are exiting and loading.  The longest ride is from Epcot to the Art of Animation/Pop Century Resorts, with an estimated travel time of 15 minutes. 

7.  Tips and Restrictions For a Pleasant Disney Skyliner Experience

Disney Skyliner
  • There are no height restrictions.  Young and old; big or small can ride.
  • Children must be 7 years of age or older to ride alone on the Disney Skyliner. Children under 7 must be accompanied by a friend of family member that is at least 14 years old.
  • There is no standing on the Disney Skyliner.  Guests are required to remain seated at all times.
  • Guests who need more time to load for whatever reason have their own line and can board a stationary gondola
  • Only 1 scooter, stroller, or other mobility device is allowed in a gondola at a time.
  • Each gondola car is suspended a minimum of 20 feet above the ground at any time with some parts reaching a maximum height of 93 feet.
  • You can board with multiple strollers, depending on the size of strollers and number of guests in your group.
  • The Disney Skyliner System will be expanding in the coming years to include more Disney Resorts and possibly even Disney Springs.
  • Disney Skyliner Gondola System merchandise is now available for purchase.  There are t-shirts, hats, mugs, trading pins, etc.

What better way is there to view the sights and sounds of Walt Disney World Resort than by flying over in a beautifully designed gondola.  It's more like a ride than a mode of transportation; even better, it's both.

The ride at nightfall is unbelievably beautiful and magical.  During the Holidays, the views of the Christmas decorations and colorful lights are even more spectacular.  Don't take my word for it.  Take the flight for yourself.  You'll be glad you did.

By Cecilia

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