By Andrea Romano
July 17, 2019

Disney World visitors will soon have a brand new way of getting around — and it comes with a view, too.

The highly anticipated sky gondolas, which have been in construction for over two years, will officially open to the public on September 29, Disney Parks announced.

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The gondolas will allow guests to travel between Hollywood Studios, Epcot, and four Disney resort hotels: Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, and Disney’s Riviera Resort (opening in December).

A ride on one of the gondolas runs from 5 to 15 minutes, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

The gondolas hang up to 60 feet in the air, so guests will also get a nice view of the parks while they ride. Each gondola is painted in either solid, bright colors, or are special “character” gondolas featuring beloved Disney cartoons like Mickey, Minnie, Sully and Mike from Monsters Inc., and more.

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The gondolas will hold up to 10 riders and will stop only for guests who need extra time to board, such as guests in wheelchairs or in need of special assistance, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

WDW News Today reported that some gondola stations may actually open at least a month earlier than the “official date,” just in time for the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at the Orlando park. (The Star Wars attraction opened in Anaheim in May 2019.)

However, the date announced by Walt Disney World Resort is the actual opening for the entire system, so it’s best to not count on gondolas being available before then.

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