The first Disney skyway made its debut at Disneyland a little under a year after the park’s grand opening. In Disneyland, (as well as Magic Kingdom and Tokyo Disneyland) the suspended gondolas shuttled between Tomorrowland and Fantasyland. Guests could enjoy a breezy aerial view of the parks and give their legs a break from the marathon of visiting a theme park. All three Skyways have gone to Yesterland, making way for Winnie the Pooh, Rapunzel and Flynn, and a galaxy far, far away.
INCREDIBLE photo posted by MRaymond on MiceChat, showing the Matterhorn lift hill with a Skyway bucket going overhead. I was around for a few years of the Skyway but I have no memory of this much light inside the mountain for this scene!
We’re going vintage in this companion piece to the Astro Orbitor!
I had to include the skyway, as it holds special significance to me: many moons ago in vintage Tomorrowland, my dad proposed to my mom while sky-bucketing from Fantasyland to Tomorrowland. Dawww right?
(Actually, they rode them the wrong way the first time, and he made my unsuspecting mom ride them again so the order from fantasy to tomorrow would be right for the proposal!)
Up above the world you fly, like a tea tray in the sky.🌞✨🌛Saying goodbye the Fantasyland Skyway Chalet today, one of my favorite hidden gems in all of Disneyland. Of course I had to make a last minute dress to celebrate it’s existence before the demolition.💔