Here is everything you need to know about Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom’s extinct Walt Disney World Skyway ride including history, fun facts, photos and more. I hope you find this listing informative and helpful!
Walt Disney World Skyway | Disney World Description
The Walt Disney World Skyway was an aerial gondola ride that was in operation in the Magic Kingdom from 1971-1999 and was permanently removed in 2009 (Tomorrowland Station) and 2012 (Fantasyland Station). The Fantasyland station was were the Tangled-themed restrooms are today.
Walt Disney World Skyway | Disney World Fun Facts
- The Skyway was built by Von Roll of Bern, Switzerland.
- The gondolas had a capacity of 700 pounds.
- guests at a time, as they traveled between Fantasyland and Tomorrowland.
- The ride featured a number of different scenes, including views of Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, and the surrounding areas.
- The ride was popular among guests who wanted to experience the thrill of riding in a gondola and for those who wanted to enjoy the views of the park and the surrounding areas.
- The Walt Disney World Skyway was closed in 1999 due to safety concerns and maintenance issues, and it was never replaced by another attraction.
- The gondolas were removed and the towers were repurposed for other uses, including as a scaffolding for Cinderella Castle.
- The Walt Disney World Skyway remains a fondly remembered attraction by many Disney World guests who enjoyed it before it’s closed.
Walt Disney World Skyway | Disney World Details
- Disney Resort: Walt Disney World Resort
- Disney Park: Magic Kingdom Park
- Park Area: Magic Kingdom Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom Tomorrowland
- Attraction Type: Extinct Attraction, Ride
- Year Opened: 1971
- Year Opened: 1999
- Replaced: Original Attraction
- Replaced By: Nothing
Walt Disney World Skyway | Disney World Experience:
- Vintage Disney – A 1990’s Look at Magic Kingdom’s Skyway, August 2, 2016