FIRST LOOK: Walt Disney World’s Skyliner Now Officially OPEN — See Opening Day Pics Here!

It’s been years in the making, and today, Skyliner officially opened its gondola doors to welcome guests aboard this newest form of transportation at Walt Disney World!

Opening Day at Caribbean Beach Skyliner Station

The crowds were ready to take to the skies on the bespoke Skyliner system, and we spotted lines at Caribbean Beach Resort, Epcot’s International Gateway, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, with excited guests boarding the system up to 15 minutes before Park opening. (Official operating times have yet to be added to DisneyWorld.com, but we’ll bring them to you as soon as they are!)

Hollywood Studios Skyliner Queue

On Friday, Disney held a dedication ceremony for Skyliner at the system’s Caribbean Beach Resort station. The ceremony included a bevy of characters, a display of fireworks, and lots of cast members ready to take to flight!

Skyliner Dedication Ceremony

And on Sunday morning — bright and early — Skyliner began operations at four of its five stations: Art of Animation and Pop Century Resorts, Caribbean Beach Resorts, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Epcot’s International Gateway. (Riviera Resort’s station will open with the Resort on December 16, and guests traveling to Epcot will pass through the Resort’s station without stopping for now.)

Opening Day Skyliner Queue at Caribbean Beach Resort

Despite the lines we saw at Hollywood Studios, Epcot, and Caribbean Beach Resort, wait times remained around five minutes during our morning check-in.

Wheelchair Queue at Caribbean Beach Skyliner Station (Art of Animation/Pop Century Line)

Want to see what’s it’s like to ride Skyliner? Click here to come along on our FIRST FLIGHT!

We’ll be bringing you even more from Skyliner this week, including operating hours so you’ll know when you, too, can climb aboard! Stay tuned to AllEars!

Are you excited to ride Skyliner? What else would you like to know about this new way to soar over Walt Disney World? Let us hear from you in the comments! 

 

Sarah is a former high school English teacher, mom of three, and a (nearly) life-long writer. She's worked with AllEars.net since 2018 and loves sharing the Disney magic with AllEars.net readers.

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4 Replies to “FIRST LOOK: Walt Disney World’s Skyliner Now Officially OPEN — See Opening Day Pics Here!”

  1. Rode them on opening day. I was concerened about the airflow, but they were surprisingly cool. Not sure about them in July or August, but they were really nice.

  2. can you update the maps under the hotels these are servicing to show where this is in within the hotel area so those that are not able to walk as far can plan their stay at the hotels.

    Thank you.