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Gondola-like skyliner cabins to transport guests throughout Disney

First look at cabins, stations at Disney World

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(Rendering courtesy of Disney World)

Guests at Walt Disney World will be using a future skyline transportation system to get around from park to park, according to renderings of the gondola-like system released by Disney.

In July during the D23 convention in California, Disney officials announced that the new Skyliner transportation system will take guests from EPCOT to Hollywood Studios.

The renderings show where the cabins carrying guests will enter and travel through the resorts.

According to the Disney Parks blog, a station at EPCOT's International Gateway will take guests over the World Showcase as they enter the park. It will be European-inspired, covered with metal and glass canopies, hand-painted murals and steel structures.

Disney official predict the station at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort will be the most popular spot for Disney Skyliner. That station will feature Caribbean color schemes, architecture, and will be similar to an open-air marketplace.

Disney's colorful Pop Century and Art of Animation resorts will also get a joint station, and a turn-station on Buena Vista Drive.

The European company manufacturing the Skyliner says its system is designed to run safely during Florida thunderstorms. However, service may have to be temporarily delayed during storms with strong winds.

These Skyliner stations are part of a larger plan to improve Walt Disney World transportation. The with a goal is to reduce traffic and decrease the resorts reliance on busing.

The transportation project is also part of Disney's plans to upgrade several of the older resorts, including improving dining and hotel towers at Caribbean Beach and Coronado Springs Resort.

Disney officials have yet to announced an opening date for the Skyline.