WDWMagic, an unofficial Disney fan site and forum, may have discovered permits for what might be a gondola that could transport guests from Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, and Disney’s Art of Animation.
The expansion of the monorail has for years been seen as too expensive, but speculation is that a gondola system might be a more economical way to create an alternative transportation system. The Skyway, an attraction in the Magic Kingdom, was a similar gondola-like system that closed on November 9th, 1994. It seems that the new speculated gondola system would be much larger, transport more guests, and include air conditioning.
It has been rumored for some time that Disney is adding a Disney Vacation Club property at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. The addition of a gondola system will certainly help attract more guests to the affected hotels including Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort.
Gondola transportation systems are becoming increasingly popular in urban planning. New York City, Hong Kong, Singapore, among other large cities have their own gondola systems. Disney could now be following suit.
Nothing official from Disney has been announced on this speculated gondola transportation system.
News source: WDWMagic
Photo source: curbed.com
Stephen "Steve" Porter started going to the parks with his family in 1996. Since then he hasn't looked back! Steve was a cast member participating in the Disney College Program in 2013. Most recently he graduated from Penn State University!