Progress on the construction of the upcoming Disney Skyliner gondola transportation system continues to move full steam ahead.
Set to open this fall (we’re hoping it’ll be sooner and, based on the apparent pace of construction, it just might be), the Disney Skyliner gondolas will transport guests to and from locations including Epcot, Hollywood Studios, the upcoming Disney’s Riviera Resort (which is currently open for booking), Pop Century, Art of Animation, and Caribbean Beach Resort.
We’ve been trying our best to keep you updated on the Skyliner’s construction progress, and quite a lot has happened in the past few days. So, let’s check out the latest updates together!
Let’s Kick Things Off at Art of Animation Resort
Some paths along the Skyliner route will take guests over water. But what happens if the Skyliner breaks down in this situation? Well, Disney has an answer for that: the Skyliner Rescue Barge.
We spotted it apart from the Skyliner Station in a little nook of water between The Little Mermaid and The Lion King buildings at Art of Animation.
A few people were out working in the area. The barge looks to have three separate platforms and a few life rafts on board.
We also took a look at the Art of Animation Skyliner Station. Things seem to be a work in progress on this end as well!
Construction crew members were out working and we even spotted a gondola!
Progress is also taking shape in the surrounding areas like the sidewalks and bathrooms.
Some areas — such as the one below — look just about complete!
Hollywood Studios Signage Being Added to Skyliner Station
Now, this sign has been up for a while…
But this week a few more signs have been added!
These include directional signs to assist guests in finding the Hollywood Studios Skyliner Station in addition to the current modes of transportation and walkways.
We also spotted safety signs around the station which point out the capacity of the Skyliners.
A maximum of 10 guests without a wheelchair, ECV, stroller, or other transportation device can fit in the gondola cabin. A maximum of 6 guests can fit if an ECV, wheelchair, or other transportation device is also inside a single gondola.
Aaaand that’s the latest from THE SKY! The Disney Skyliner, that is!
What do you think of all of the progress? Are you excited to hop on board the new Disney Skyliner gondolas? Let us know in the comments below!
Want to learn more about Disney’s newest mode of transportation? Then take a look at the links below!