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Walt Disney World is introducing its newest way to get around the Florida resort — an aerial tram system that whisks visitors from hotels to theme parks while going 11 miles per hour (17.7 kilometers per hour).
The Disney Skyliner gondolas opening to visitors on Sunday are the latest addition to one of the largest private transportation systems in the U.S.
The 300 enclosed gondola cabins are joining 423 buses, 61 mini-vans (appropriately named Minnie Vans), 30 parking lot trams, 29 watercraft, and 12 monorail trains.
Thomas Mazloum, a Disney senior vice president, says unlike municipal transportation systems that typically are a means to an end — your destination — the experience is the most important part of Disney’s transit system.
Mazloum says transportation should be as memorable as any part of a visit.