June 23, 1956 – The Skyway to Fantasyland and the Skyway to Tomorrowland Open in Disneyland
“See Disneyland from the air!”
On June 23, 1956, the Skyway to Fantasyland and the Skyway to Tomorrowland transportation attraction opened in Disneyland. The system of four-person gondolas gave guests an overhead view of Fantasyland and Tomorrowland, with guests able to purchase either a one-way or round-trip ticket. Eventually, the system was relegated to a one-way trip only. The design of the system was different in Tomorrowland versus Fantasyland, with Fantasyland looking more like a ski chalet, and Tomorrowland keeping with its futuristic theme. The attraction ended its run on November 10, 1994. Similar versions have also been installed in Walt Disney World (from 1971 to 1999) and in Tokyo Disneyland (from 1983 to 1998).