We made it out to Disney’s Hollywood Studios this afternoon to find the very first uncovered gondola testing on the line. The Skyliner testing has been going on for while, but the gondolas have been covered. Today, we were able to see an uncovered, unthemed gondola in action. The gondola contains a highly reflective window coating. Disney has said this is to keep the temperatures comfortable for guests.
Recently, the gondolas have been undergoing load and capacity testing to see how well they handle high speeds and capacity. Caribbean Beach Resort has also seen preparing for the new system by constructing an evacuation route for the Skyliner.
For a look inside the cabin of one of these models of gondola as well as a much closer look at the ventilation system, check out our detailed post from IAAPA.