“Welcome one and all to a realm where the sky's the limit. DisneySky imbues all who enter with a spirit of curiosity and excitement. Here scientists, dreamers and adventurers explore the space above our heads. DisneySky is dedicated to Man’s yearning for unknown horizons. May this bold place inspire flights of fantasy throughout the world.”
(displayed on the park’s iconic Dreamers statue)
DisneySky brings an exciting new blue sky to Disney Parks. DisneySky is a realm which fully embraces all the myth and romanticism of flight, of Man’s obsession with the skies. This all-new park is a celebration of Man’s technologies and cultures, of the progress which they create, as told through the history of flight. Many shared concepts appear throughout the park: aviation, space flight, astronomy, meteorology, and related fields.
Starting in the mythic pasts of ancient China and continuing up to the present day (and, hopefully, someday into mankind’s distant future), DisneySky offers up seven beautifully-realized “destinations” for our guests’ enjoyment. All these destinations are gathered around the park’s central icon, Mt. Helios. This towering, snow-capped mountain is an eternal symbol of nature and the heavens above – the unattainable ideals which forever keep Man driving forward. Found in the park’s center, Mt. Helios ties together all of DisneySky’s destinations into a singular thematic whole.
Visitors begin by entering Runway One, a mid-century Jet Age airfield reflecting a romanticized Golden Age of Civil Aviation. Idealized terminals and hangars draw the eye to Inspiration Observatory at the base of Mt. Helios, where our paths diverge.
From there, guests proceed into the distant pasts of Mythic Realms, a Chinese oasis where legends of storms, sky deities and fantastic flying creatures mix with history’s earliest flying inventions.
The story of flight continues into Discovery Glacier, a Victorian scientific outpost in the Arctic where lighter-than-air dirigibles, balloons and airships – all realized in an adventurous steampunk style – probe the unexplored corners of earth.
Pioneer Fields brings us to the early age of the airplane, represented by a 1920s Andean village where barnstorming, crop dusting, and other newfangled exploits open up a new world for exploration in the skies above.
Aviation technology matures into Diesel Bay, a shimmering “dieselpunk” metropolis which has sprung up from the coastal jungles of Micronesia, fueled by wealth brought by air tankers, jetpacks and zeppelins.
Next we enter the Space Age and shatter the bounds of earth in Cosmic Crater, a land of rocket ships and UFOs based out of a Mojave Desert meteor crater, flavored with a pulpy retro-futuristic spirit.
Lastly, Avengers Airspace presents the Modern Age of aviation as filtered through the heroic lens of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, realized with a Midtown Manhattan overflowing with superheroes, fighter jets and a single, enormous helicarrier.
A fantastic adventure awaits us as we explore DisneySky! Let us begin our final descent now into Disneyland Resort and experience the many great pleasures of this third gate!