Photos and Video: Disney World Testing Skyliner System at Full Capacity and Speed

Our latest visit to Hollywood Studios included a special surprise! We got to see the Disney Skyliner System in testing mode with the actual gondolas at what seemed to be full capacity and full speed!

Disney Skyliner testing

Disney has been running the Skyliner system all month with test gondolas and actual gondolas, but this is the first time it has been running at full speed and capacity.

When the new Skyliner System opens this fall it will connect Epcot and Hollywood Studios to each other and to the Art of Animation, Pop Century, Caribbean Beach, and Riviera Resorts.

Disney Skyliner test gondolas

 

 

Meanwhile, over at Epcot’s International Gateway, the Skyliner station has really progressed since our last visit.

Disney Skyliner station at Epcot’s International Gateway, where the theme is “Flight”

The walls are down from around the FriendShip boat dock and new signage has been put in place.

FriendShip boat dock with Disney Skyliner tower at Epcot’s International Gateway
FriendShip boat dock with Disney Skyliner tower at Epcot’s International Gateway

The Skyliner System will open in the fall of this year.

In case you missed it, Disney recently shared some images of the artwork that will be on the gondolas — these will be quite a colorful and fun sight to see around the parks and resorts!

Themed gondolas from the Disney Skyliner system
Themed gondolas from the Disney Skyliner system

When we attended the D23 Destination D Conference in November we were treated to a peek at an actual Skyliner System Gondola.

Disney Skyliner gondola as seen at Destination D in November 2018
Disney Skyliner gondola as seen at Destination D in November 2018

Want to know more about the Disney Skyliner System? We can help!

Now, the big question — which gondola will you choose when you ride the Disney Skyliner?

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Sarah has built a career in communications and marketing that started when she was the editor of her high school newspaper. She has written for AllEars.net since 2018, and enjoys sharing Disney news and updates with the AllEars community. She's been a Disney fan ever since her first visit to Walt Disney World when she was 5, and has been known to arrange trips around visiting a Disney park!

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