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Ventilation Testing on Disney Skyliner Gondolas at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Yesterday we were at Disney’s Hollywood Studios when I noticed the Disney Skyliner gondolas had the vents open. I still get asked on my social media channels about air conditioning and Disney had announced quite some time ago that there would be only passive air, not air conditioning. There are relective windows to keep direct sun away and then a cross-ventilation system for air. Disney said they designed the gondolas with the Florida climate in mind, and it will be interesting to see how this works. Fortunately the system will debut in fall, not summer, so it will give it hopefully 6 or so months of cooler temperatures to test in. I’ve seen the Disney Skyliner compared with the London’s Emirates Air Line but that does have air conditioning so they aren’t quite the same. The Disney Skyliner rides will run from 5 – 15 minutes and it is transporation, not an attraction like the Skyway was in the Magic Kingdom.

We posted photos and video of most of the Disney Skyliner gondolas uncovered last week, I have fewer photos in this article just to show mostly the vents.

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The Disney Skyliner is a colorful transporation system that is coming to Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Pop Century and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and the upcoming Disney Riviera Resort.

There are 2 of the vents open on this side of the Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean gondola.

Stitch has one on this side, three on the right and two on the left open.

All of the gondolas at Disney’s Hollywood Studios had open vents.

I had originally gone over to take photos of some of the character sides I missed a few days earlier.

Mickey and Minnie.

Some of the artwork isn’t really changed when the vents are open.

But in this case, Hei Hei almost disappears.



Madame Leota looks a little different with the vents open.

And a couple of last photos, including Tigger.

Chewbacca and the Porgs.

What are your thoughts regarding the Disney Skyliner? By far, the questions I get asked the most about the transportation system concern comfort in the Florida summer heat. I have no experience with this style gondola and definitely not without air conditioning. And if it is cold out, what will the temperature inside be? I’m sure we will ride quite a bit once open just to see what the experience is like in a variety of temperatures.