We made it out to Disney’s Art of Animation Resort recently and found that the Disney Skyliner gondola system was testing over hourglass lake that day. While we’ve extensively covered testing at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, this was our first time watching the gondola cabins hover over the lake.
First, we’ll take a look at the station, where the finishing details are being applied. Here’s a look at it from across the water. The station is connected to the Generation Gap bridge that connects Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and Pop Century. That will allow guests from both resorts to access the Disney Skyliner gondola system towards Disney’s Hollywood Studios and on to Epcot.
Looking at the gondolas, we can see that they will be traveling low across the water, but certainly high enough to not have to worry about the water element. It should be a serene trip across the lake before eventually climbing higher to pass over a parking lot and on to the Caribbean Beach station.
For more on the Disney Skyliner system, check out our post from Disney’s Hollywood Studios where Disney is working to prepare the ground under the Disney Skyliner gondola system for evacuations.