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Encyclopedia > Skyway (Disney)

The Skyway was an aerial lift attraction at Disneyland, at the Magic Kingdom, and at Tokyo Disneyland. Since all versions of this attraction took riders back and forth between Fantasyland and Tomorrowland, the route from Tomorrowland was called Skyway to Fantasyland, and the route from Fantasyland was called Skyway to Tomorrowland. Image File history File links Disenyland Skyway Poster This is a copyrighted poster. ... An aerial lift is a means of transport in which gondolas or open chairs are hauled above the ground by means of a cable. ... Disneyland Park is a theme park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, USA. It is owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company. ... The Magic Kingdom is a theme park covering 107 acres (433,000 m²) at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida. ... Tokyo Disneyland is one of two theme parks in the Tokyo Disney Resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, near Tokyo. ... Fantasyland is one of the themed lands at the many Magic Kingdom-style parks run by The Walt Disney Company around the world. ... Disneylands Tomorrowland logo as of 2005. ...


In 1959, a major renovation added The Submarine Voyage, the Disneyland Monorail, the Matterhorn (now a Fantasyland Attraction), and the Motorboat Cruise, but when the Matterhorn was planned it was designed to be built right in the path of the Skyway, so without a single closure of the Skyway, they tunneled through the Matterhorn. Submarine Voyage, 1995 Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage is an attraction at Disneyland in Anaheim, California opening in May 2007. ... The Disneyland Monorail System is an attraction and transportation system at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. ... The Matterhorn Bobsleds is an attraction made up of two steel roller coasters at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. ... The Motor Boat Cruise is a defunct Disneyland Park attraction. ...


One day a passenger on the Skyway stood up in his bucket, struggled with his door, finally managing to open it, fell from the ride, landing in a tree outside of the Alice in Wonderland attraction and survived.


The Disneyland Skyway was removed in November 1994 because it was too costly to make safety upgrades. Also, people would throw objects and spit off the buckets as they went over head. At Disneyland, the Fantasyland Skyway station remains, but the Tomorrowland station has been mostly removed and was at one point a service station for the 1998 attraction Rocket Rods. In 1998, Tokyo Disneyland closed their Skyway attraction and the Fantasyland station was removed to make room for Pooh's Hunny Hunt, while the Tomorrowland station was remodeled into a candy store. At the Magic Kingdom, the Skyway was removed in 1999, but both stations still remain, off-limits to guests. When the Disneyland Skyway closed, the holes in the Matterhorn were filled in and the supports were dismantled within weeks. 1998 (MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Rocket Rods leaving the launch platform. ...

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Attraction facts

Disneyland

June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 191 days remaining. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 9 is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 52 days remaining. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... WED Enterprises (WED), was formed as a separate company from Walt Disney Studios by Walt Disney in the late 1940s/early 1950s. ...

Magic Kingdom

October 1 is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... November 10 is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 51 days remaining. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... WED Enterprises (WED), was formed as a separate company from Walt Disney Studios by Walt Disney in the late 1940s/early 1950s. ...

Tokyo Disneyland

  • Grand opening: April 15, 1983 (Opened with Tokyo Disneyland park)
  • Closure date: November 3, 1998
  • Designer: WED Enterprises
  • Ticket required: "D" (One-way)
  • Ride system: Aerial enclosed gondola ride with automatic loading and unloading

April 15 is the 105th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (106th in leap years). ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... November 3 is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 58 days remaining. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... WED Enterprises (WED), was formed as a separate company from Walt Disney Studios by Walt Disney in the late 1940s/early 1950s. ...

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Attractions at Disneyland-style parks
Main Street, U.S.A.: The Dapper Dans | Fantasy in the Sky | Main Street Electrical Parade | Remember... Dreams Come True | Wishes | World Bazaar
Fantasyland: Cinderella Castle | Matterhorn Bobsleds | Mickey's PhilharMagic | Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
Peter Pan's Flight | Skyway | Sleeping Beauty Castle | "it's a small world"
Tomorrowland: Adventure Thru Inner Space | America Sings | Autopia | Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters | Captain EO | Carousel of Progress | Delta Dreamflight |
Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage | If You Had Wings | Innoventions | PeopleMover/Tomorrowland Transit Authority | Rocket Jets | Rocket Rods | Space Mountain | Star Tours | Stitch's Great Escape!
Frontierland: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad | Pinewood Indians | Rivers of America | Splash Mountain
Adventureland: Indiana Jones Adventure | Jungle Cruise | Pirates of the Caribbean | Raging Spirits | Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room
Other: Club 33 | Critter Country | Fantasmic! | The Haunted Mansion | The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh | New Orleans Square | The Timekeeper

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WDW: Skyway to Fantasyland / Tomorrowland (341 words)
The Skyway, one of the original Walt Disney World attractions, present when the park first opened in 1971, was an aerial tram (cable car) type ride, which took guests between the Fantasyland and TomorrowLand parts of the Magic Kingdom, on a ride that lasted for around 5 minutes.
In Feb 1999 the Skyway was in the news when a part-time Disney employee who had been working in the loading area of the ride fell to his death.
The ride was known as Skyway to Tomorrowland from the Fantasyland terminus, and as the Skyway to Fantasyland from the Tomorrowland terminus.
Urban Legends Reference Pages: Disney (Skyway to Heaven) (547 words)
from one of the Skyway cabins and landed in a tree near the "Alice in Wonderland" attraction.
The unblemished safety record of the Skyway (the 1994 "accident" was the first in the 38-year history of the ride), the obvious dubiousness of Charles' claim, and the relatively small amount of damages requested in his lawsuit all made this single incident extremely improbable as the reason for the Skyway's closure on
The Skyway was not dismantled out of a fear of similar incidents, but for a variety of economic factors, including the attraction's age and carrying capacity, staffing requirements, maintenance costs, and the expense required to upgrade the Skyway to conform to newer safety and access standards.
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