By Mike Ellis
The Skyway – a bygone attraction from a bygone age at Disney…
You know, to be honest with you all — and with myself, I might add — the early visits to Walt Disney World when I was a kid all those years ago are somewhat a fuzzy memory to me. For example, in my first trip, when I was 11 years old, I remember the feelings I experienced more than the attractions I rode. However, there is something from those early visits that I really do remember quite well, and today, I’m going to talk about it in Friday Flashback. That attraction is the old Skyway attraction.
For those that are younger than I and don’t know what the Skyway was, I’ll tell you. The Skyway was a special one-way transportation attraction that would take you from Fantasyland to Tomorrowland — or from Tomorrowland to Fantasyland. When you rode to either destination, you couldn’t continue back without getting back in line for a second trip. The Skyway was a suspended gondola type ride, where you were lifted into the air and suspended from a steel cable as your car was taken from one …read more