Staged near the Hollywood Studios station for the Disney Skyliner system is the bullwheel that will play a critical part in the system. Painted red, the bullwheel can be seen in the old bus loop staging area along with a lot of other parts.
The bullwheel is the mechanism that the rope turns on in a station to return the gondolas to the next station. The bullwheel can be both a motorized or non-motorized. Here’s an example of an exposed bullwheel. Of course, the bullwheel at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be under the cover of the themed station.
On to the photos from Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Again, the bullwheel is pictured in red in the following photos.