Walt Disney World Skyway | Disney World

Last Updated on: February 1st, 2023

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

Walt Disney World Skyway | Extinct Disney World AttractionsThe 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.

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