I love learning about behind the scenes details at Walt Disney World. I like knowing how things work, and how the magic is made. I know that digging into the backstage side of my happy place comes with the potential of spoiling some of the magic and mystique, but so far, learning the details has only enhanced my love of the parks, and has increased my appreciation for all of the cast members who make the magic.
Just in case you’re like me and you’re sitting at home wondering what’s going on in the parks and resorts during Walt Disney World’s temporary closure, I thought it’d be fun to take a look at a couple of aerial pictures that show us where the Disney Skyliner gondolas have been hanging out these past couple of months.
First, let’s take a peek at the storage supports for the Skyliner gondolas when they’re not in use. The supports are located just behind the Skyliner station at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, and can be seen most clearly upon descent into the station if you’re traveling from Hollywood Studios.
The station at Caribbean Beach Resort serves as the hub for the Skyliner system, so it makes sense that the storage supports would be located there. In the picture above, taken in September 2019, you can see that a few extra gondolas were being stored on the supports.
In the aerial photos of the Skyliner station at Caribbean Beach, we see the gondolas lined up, hanging from the supports. During Walt Disney World’s temporary closure, the gondolas have been missing from the lines, and it’s great to have a peek at them.
As you can see in the picture above, all three Skyliner lines feed into the Caribbean Beach Resort station. If you’re a Joffrey’s Coffee fan, note that the small yellow building to the right of the station is the new Joffrey’s location that features the Skyliner-exclusive Toffee Flight Latte.
Each of the Skyliner stations is themed according to its surroundings. The sunny yellow and teal accents fit the theme of Caribbean Beach perfectly.
Personally, I love that the aerial pictures give us a chance to see the candy-colored gondolas hanging in rows, just waiting to be used again. And I can’t wait to see them moving on the lines again.
If you’d like additional details regarding the Disney Skyliner, including onboard videos, be sure to visit our information page.
Have you taken a trip on the Disney Skyliner? What did you enjoy about your ride on the “Happiest Flight on Earth?”
Source: Jonathan M. Salazar