Exciting News: A Gondola System Is in the Works at Disney World!
A whole new transportation system is in the works at the happiest place on earth! According to documents obtained by the Orlando Sentinel, Walt Disney World is working on a gondola lift system to connect some of its theme parks and hotels.
The documents, acquired from the Disney-owned Reedy Creek Improvement District, confirm that the resort has been planning the project, which has been rumored for months.
The proposed gondola lift system will include six stations with three different lines linking Disney's Hollywood Studios, Epcot, Caribbean Beach Resort, and the lake area between Pop Century and the Art of Animation resorts. Each cab is set to hold 10 occupants.
Although Disney declined to comment on the hush-hush project—which they refer to internally as "The Italian Job"—they did provide the following statement to the Sentinel: "We are always looking to explore new transportation options that will make the resort experience even more magical for guests. We're excited about our future plans on this front and look forward to sharing details at a later date."
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This won't be the park's first form of high-altitude transportation. Disney's Skyway ride connected the Magic Kingdom's Fantasyland and Tomorrowland from 1971 to 1999, when it was closed after the tragic death of a park worker.
According to the Sentinel, the gondola system is just just one of many improvement projects the beloved theme park is undergoing. In addition to overhauls of both Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios, a Star Wars land a Toy Story area are also in the works.