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    Exclamation 55 Gondolas Take Flight as Disney Skyliner Testing Continues

    Walt Disney Imagineering unveiled 55 gondolas for "final" testing today:

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    Earlier today, we unwrapped 55 stunning Disney-themed gondolas for special test runs in another exciting step forward for our Disney Skyliner system that’ll transport guests at Walt Disney World Resort later this fall.




    The latest test-runs of the unwrapped Disney Skyliner gondolas are a significant milestone for the overall testing process of the state-of-the-art transportation system. Walt Disney Imagineering began testing the gondolas at the Resort just months ago.
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    What is the current projected opening date for these?

    Also, will all the legs be open?
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    Officially, Disney is still saying Fall. Sources close to the project have been indicating a summer opening for some time now. Yesterday, a new rumor started making the rounds saying that guests would be riding by 4th of July weekend.

    Reality? We have no idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fangorn View Post
    Officially, Disney is still saying Fall. Sources close to the project have been indicating a summer opening for some time now. Yesterday, a new rumor started making the rounds saying that guests would be riding by 4th of July weekend.

    Reality? We have no idea.

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    Pardon my ignorance, but did they build the whole project, or will it come into operation in stages?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Skellington
    did they build the whole project, or will it come into operation in stages?
    The three "lines" were all built together (Epcot, Studios, Hour Glass Lake).

    It is being implied that all three lines will open together, but with all Disney construction projects we will have to wait and see.
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    "Final" testing in May? Sounds promising. I wonder if the final testing involved people on board?
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    Quote Originally Posted by magicofdisney
    I wonder if the final testing involved people on board?
    Not yet.

    By "testing", I meant trials with-out passengers.

    As Steve mentioned above, the first Soft Openings/Previews should be coming in Late Summer.
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