The Disney Skyliner station at Disney’s Hollywood Studios has rapidly progressed since the last time we wrote about it. The station now features many of the elements necessary to drive the actual gondolas through the station and even has a somewhat unique design.
Unlike in months past when it was only foundation work, the Skyliner station has grown to the point where it’s obvious to anyone visiting the park.
A reverse view of the angle above shows the gondola towers as they cut through the parking lot of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The “front” of the photo actually shows the rear of the station, where the gondolas will make their turn back towards the resorts.
A directly “in-line” view of the gondola station and towers.
Now for a closer look at some of the station elements. First, a look at the installed bullwheel that we first spotted about a month ago.
Red guide rails and over 100 wheels will guide the gondolas into and out of the station.
Here’s a straight on view of where the gondolas will enter and exit the station. We’re standing between the station and the first gondola tower.
A closer look at the round element in the center of the above photo.
A look at the rear section of the station shows what appears to be a unique double turn section. It’s unclear what this double loop section would be used for, but it’s possible it could be utilized to allow for handicap loading of the gondolas. When visiting IAAPA, we talked with the gondola supplier, and they said all gondolas would be handicap compatible.
A closer look at the interior loop.
It’s certainly exciting to see this much progress on one of the most visible Disney Skyliner stations and with a projected opening date of mid-2019, it appears that Disney is progressing nicely.