When Disney Skyliner opens this fall at Walt Disney World Resort, it will offer guests sweeping views while whisking them between Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and four Disney resort hotels.
Each cabin can accommodate up to 10 guests, including those traveling with wheelchairs or assistive devices. And with the system constantly in motion, guests will arrive at their selected destinations in minutes while enjoying the comfort of cabins specifically tailored for the Florida climate.
Here is a breakdown of the Disney Skyliner travel times:
Disney’s Caribbean Beach to Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 6-7 minutes
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort to Disney’s Pop Century Resort or Disney’s Art of Animation Resort: under six minutes
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort to Disney’s Riviera Resort: about 5 minutes
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort to International Gateway at Epcot: approximately 15 minutes
Disney’s Riviera Resort to International Gateway at Epcot: approximately nine minutes
Check out the video below for a peek inside a Disney Skyliner cabin and to hear Walt Disney World Resort Senior Vice President Thomas Mazloum and Walt Disney Imagineering Principal Architect Dean Huspen tell you more about this unique transportation system.
Beginning this fall, Disney Skyliner, a new, state-of-the-art gondola system will conveniently connect Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot to four resort hotels – Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and the proposed Disney’s Riviera Resort.
After almost a year of construction on The Skyliner’s towers, Disney is excited to share that gondolas are now on the cables and testing is underway! Check out the video below to hear more about the project from Jordan Matthews at Walt Disney Imagineering:
According to Disney, several gondolas will be adorned with graphics based on Disney films, attractions and characters. So for example, you may jump into a gondola where from the ground it will look like Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto or Chip & Dale are riding along with you. Several Disney animated films will be represented, including “Beauty & the Beast,” “Frozen,” “Lilo & Stitch,” “Moana,” “Peter Pan,” “The Princess and the Frog,” “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and “Zootopia.”
Check out what a few of these special gondolas will look like below:
The other themed gondolas that will be part of the system include:
Goofy, Pete, Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow
Earlier this week , Disney shared that the new Disney Skyliner gondola system will debut at the Walt Disney World Resort in the fall of 2019. And over the weekend, Consumer Products Chairman Bob Chapek gave Disney fans a first look during D23’s Destination D: Celebrating Mickey Mouse event. Check out the video below!
This new transportation system will connect Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot to four resort hotels- Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort as well as the proposed 15th Disney Vacation Club property, Disney’s Riviera Resort.
Select gondolas will have iconic Disney characters incorporated into their exterior design to give the appearance that a Disney pal is riding along with guests, such as characters from the ‘Fab Five,’ figures from Disney attractions, fan favorites from movies, and more. And guests will be treated to amazing views of the resort from up above.
Today, Bob Chapek, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products, announced that Disney Skyliner will begin transporting guests at the Walt Disney World Resort beginning fall of 2019!
In case you aren’t familiar, Disney Skyliner is a new state-of-the-art gondola system which will conveniently connect Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot to four resort hotels- Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort as well as the proposed 15th Disney Vacation Club property, Disney’s Riviera Resort.
The new transportation system will not only efficiently move you to your location, it’ll also offer amazing views of Walt Disney World Resort. For instance, guests arriving at the International Gateway station will travel through the trees and be welcomed into Epcot with remarkable, never before-seen views across World Showcase.