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 the system when it opened in August 2019 — click here to read about our experience and to check out those views!
Click the links below to learn about the Disney World Skyliner experience!
Disney World Skyliner Stations
Skyliner stations are found at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort (the Skyliner hub), EPCOT’s International Gateway, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Pop Century and Art of Animation Resorts, and Disney’s Riviera Resort.
There is also a turn station located near Disney’s 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!
Caribbean Beach Resort
The Caribbean Beach Resort station serves as the main hub for the system.
All three Skyliner lines come and go from the Caribbean Beach Skyliner station, and any transfers that happen from line-to-line occur at this station. Guests are able to travel directly to and from Disney’s Art of Animation and Pop Century Resorts, Disney’s Riviera Resort continuing to or from EPCOT, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
It’s a large, open space that also incorporates restrooms and it’s own Joffrey’s Coffee and Tea stand!
Have Skyliner questions? Check out our FAQs here!
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the station mimics the vintage look and feel of the Park entrance.
The addition of the Skyliner station also delivered more security bag checks, an updated tram drop-off and pickup area, and new restrooms easily accessible for those planning to use the Skyliner to the park’s entrance area.
Guests can find Skyliner route information as they approach the station, learning that the gondolas at Hollywood Studios carry guests directly to Caribbean Beach Resort where they may transfer, as needed, to other destinations.
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.
Guests will find that the gondolas departing from the EPCOT Skyliner station carry guests directly to Disney’s Rivera Resort and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. From Caribbean Beach, guests may transfer as needed.
Disney’s Riviera Resort
The Riviera Resort’s Skyliner station mimics the grandeur of the newest Disney Vacation Club Resort.
Guests arriving at and entering the Resort by way of the Skyliner station will enjoy the sight of some truly stunning mosaic murals.
Meanwhile, guests departing from the Riviera Resort station can go directly to EPCOT or Caribbean Beach Resort. From Caribbean Beach, they may transfer as needed to other destinations.
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Disney’s Art of Animation and Pop Century Resorts share the same Skyliner station.
It is located on Generation Gap Bridge and features a colorful design to echo the vibrantly-themed Resorts. Additional restrooms were also added to this location.
This line passes over Hourglass Lake, and a rescue barge has been assigned in case of emergencies.
From the Art of Animation and Pop Century Resorts station, guests are able to travel directly to Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and transfer as needed.
Disney Skyliner Gondola Design
Disney Skyliner gondolas 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 feature artwork of beloved Disney characters!
News and Updates about the Disney World Skyliner Gondola System
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