Walt Disney World’s newest form of transportation is the Disney Skyliner, a gondola connecting Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios with several Disney Resorts. We went live from our very first ride aboard this brand new system — click here to see what we thought and to check out those views!
The Disney World Skyliner is Officially OPEN!
Skyliner stations are found at Caribbean Beach Resort, Epcot’s International Gateway, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Pop Century and Art of Animation Resorts, and Disney’s Riviera Resort (opening December 16).
There is also a turn station located near BoardWalk Inn on the line between Riviera Resort and Epcot. The turn station is simply a point on the line where the route changes direction, but here riders can catch a glimpse of the mechanics that make Skyliner go!
Disney World Skyliner Concept Art and Stations
The Caribbean Beach Resort station is a hub of activity for the new system. All three Skyliner lines come and go from the Caribbean Beach Skyliner station, and any transfers that happen from line-to-line will occur at this station. Disney’s original concept art showed a colorful roof and tower as well as while post and beam construction.
The actual station is perhaps a bit more understated in color but not in size! It’s a large, open space that also incorporates restrooms and a new Joffrey’s Coffee stand!
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At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the station mimics the retro look of the Park entrance. Concept art incorporated a silver-looking curved roof and red accents with that ubiquitous Hollywood Studios teal!
The actual structure is pretty close to the original! Also updated at this location: additional bag checks, a new tram drop off and pick up, entrance changes, and a new restroom that is easily accessible for those planning to use Skyliner.
Epcot’s Skyliner station is located at the Park’s International Gateway and captures the beauty of the pavilions located near this part of the Park. Specifically the station complements the nearby France pavilion which is itself undergoing an expansion.
The Riviera Resort’s Skyliner station will mimic the grandeur of the newest DVC Resort. Riders have not yet been able to disembark and explore the station, but we will update when we can get a look around!
The Art of Animation and Pop Century Resorts Skyliner station is located on Generation Gap Bridge and features a colorful design. New restrooms have also been constructed at this location. This line passes over Hourglass Lake, and a rescue barge has been assigned in case of emergencies.
Disney Skyliner Gondola Design
Disney Skyliner gondolas will carry 6-10 passengers (depending on whether or not strollers, wheelchairs, or ECVs are part of the group) and are fitted with wooden benches. Riders must remain seated throughout the flight.
Skyliners feature reflective windows and cross-ventilation to maintain a comfortable temperature in the tropical climate of central Florida.
Many of the 300+ Skyliner gondolas will feature popular Disney characters!
News and Updates about the Disney World Skyliner Gondola System
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