Construction Update: Gondola Spotted at Disney Skyliner’s Hollywood Studios Station!

Walking past the new Disney Skyliner station at Disney’s Hollywood Studios today yielded a little surprise — we noticed a Skyliner gondola, all wrapped up and waiting for deployment!



Construction on the Skyliner has been underway for several months, with no completion date having been announced beyond “sometime in 2019”. When finished, the Skyliner will connect Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot to a number of Disney resort hotels: Pop Century, Art of Animation, Caribbean Beach, and the currently-under-construction Riviera.


Seeing this gondola, ready for testing, gives us some hope that the opening may be sooner in 2019 than later!

Are you excited for this new mode of transportation? Let us know below!

Debra Martin Koma wrote about food, travel and lifestyle issues for a number of local and national publications before she fell in love with Walt Disney World on her first visit — when she was 34! She's returned to her Laughing Place more times than she can count in the ensuing years, and enthusiastically shares her passion with readers of AllEars.Net and AllEars®. Deb also co-authored (along with Deb Wills) PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line, a travel guide designed for all travelers to Walt Disney World who may require special attention, from special diets to mobility issues.

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5 Replies to “Construction Update: Gondola Spotted at Disney Skyliner’s Hollywood Studios Station!”

  1. Even if each car only holds 4-6 people I don’t think it’s a gimmick. These things have a proven track record and similar gondolas have been in operation serving 3200-4000 passengers per hour. Disney expects this system to have a capacity of 4000-5000 per hour. Remember, this is miles of track as well so there will be plenty of gondolas on it.

  2. I am not very happy i love having what i feel is my private entrance into Epcot from staying at the Boardwalk, getting in and out of there was a pleasure now it will become a circus.

  3. We were in Pop Century 9/12-9/19 and they were working on the cable station at Hourglass Lake Bridge every day including weekends. The station at Hollywood Studios was further along and partially enclosed. I’m not clear on how big the Gondolas will be, but it seems more a gimmick than an actual transportation option.

  4. Yes, I’m very excited – has Disney ever had anything like this in the past. I don’t know if I dreamed it – or what. But I remember going to Disney 40 years ago – and was thinking they had some type of this