Carter Electric has won a $3.8m contract to construct the electrical infrastructure for the Disney Skyliner gondola transportation system planned for Walt Disney World in Florida.
Reedy Creek Improvement District officials approved the budget for the electrical services on Wednesday and work is expected to commence in the next six months. In its bid proposal, Carter Electric said the work would be completed in October.
At the same meeting, Reedy Creek officials also voted to approve $2.19m for electrical work on “Project S”, which will be located in Epcot. Speculation among Disney blogs suggests that Project S could be the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy attraction.
Reedy Creek Improvement District maintains and builds roads and utilities at Disney.
Once operational, Disney Skyliner will transport visitors to five stops including: International Gateway at Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Caribbean Beach Resort and a shared station for Pop Century Resort and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. The fifth proposed station is at Disney Vacation Club property Riviera Resort, when it opens.
The system’s hub will be at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort where guests will be able to transfer for different destinations. Some of the gondolas will feature images of Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse and Goofy as though they’ve come along for the ride.
Disney has yet to announce an opening date for the Skyliner.