First Look at Disney Skyliner Water Evacuation Boat

As work on the Disney Skyliner gondola system progresses, Disney is in the process of putting some finishing touches on their construction. One element that we haven’t seen much chatter on yet is how a water evacuation would work over Hourglass Lake between Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and Disney’s Pop Century Resort. As you might remember, we already covered the land evacuation testing quite extensively at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Today, we have a first look for you at the Disney Skyliner water evacuation boat that will be used should an evacuation over Hourglass Lake be necessary.

The boat is a heavily equiped pontoon boat with platforms that would get to the various heights that the Disney Skyliner gondola cabins will be at over the water. The boat (and small dock) are on the west side of Hourglass Lake, near the 7000 block of rooms at The Little Mermaid section.

A few closer looks at the boat appear to show a fixed platform about 10-12 feet off of the water.

There appears to be plenty of space on the pontoon for at least a few full Disney Skyliner cabins worth of guests, if not more. While we haven’t seen the boat in action yet, it appears that there might be two platform levels that the gondola cabin could rest on as they navigate under the cabin. We’ll have more on the logistics of an evacuation once we see Disney begin testing.

As always, keep checking back with for the latest on the Disney Skyliner and more from around the Disney Parks!

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