The Disney Skyliner system construction is really coming along!
This new mode of Disney transportation is set to open this fall, although it looks like it could possibly open sooner based on the amount of progress we’ve seen recently.
The Disney Skyliner gondolas will transport guests to and from Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, with stops and transfer points at Pop Century/Art of Animation, Caribbean Beach Resort and the new Riviera Resort due to open in December.
Though many people are really excited about this new way of getting around the Walt Disney World resort, others are hesitant.
Hollywood Studios Skyliner Construction Update
A few signs have been put up at or near the Skyliner Station at Hollywood Studios.
We also saw a few directional signs, which will soon point people to the station.
On top of that, we saw a few safety signs that point out capacity limits for the gondolas. As you can see, there’s maximum of 10 guests per gondola, or only six if there is a wheelchair or ECV.
Art of Animation Disney Skyliner Construction
Lots of work is being done on and near the Art of Animation Skyliner Station. And by the looks of it, things are getting pretty close to complete.
We noticed a few Cast Members and a gondola at the station itself.
The restrooms are still blocked off, but look to be ready to open at any moment.
The landscaping in the area is beginning to look finished as well. Fingers crossed that this means the Skyliner will be running in time for the big Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opening on August 29!
Disney Skyliner Water Rescue
Have you ever wondered how Disney is going to evacuate a gondola if it breaks down over water? Well, today we spotted a Disney Skyliner Rescue Barge which will be used to transport guests across the water if need be.
The barge has multiple levels and a few life rafts. We noticed it near The Lion King and Little Mermaid sections of the Art of Animation Resort.
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