Disney has just officially announced that the Disney Skyliner opening date is set for September 29th. Inaccurate dates have been floating around that suggested that the Disney Skyliner would open in late August, but we finally have official word that Disney’s newest transportation system will open one month after Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Disney Skyliner connects Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot to four resort hotels- Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and the new Disney’s Riviera Resort scheduled to open in December 2019.
Our coverage of the Disney Skyliner gondola system up until this point has been meticulous, offering you first looks at the evacuation procedures during testing, modifications made to Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, a first look at the first unwrapped Skyliner cabin, even a peek inside the cabin months before anyone else.
The Disney Skyliner gondola system has been installed by Doppelmayr and will feature some of the latest tech from the gondola giant. The cabins will seat eight to ten guests and they are all 100% accessible for wheelchairs and ECVs. The cabins will not feature air conditioning, but rather a passive ventilation system that is said to keep guests comfortable during their journey.
The Disney Skyliner gondola system will operate in addition to Disney buses from the affected parks and resorts. Here are the official travel times between the various stations:
- Disney’s Caribbean Beach to Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 5-6 minutes
- Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort to Disney’s Pop Century Resort or Disney’s Art of Animation Resort: under 6 minutes
- Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort to Disney’s Riviera Resort: 5 minutes
- Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort to International Gateway at Epcot: 15 minutes
- Disney’s Riviera Resort to International Gateway at Epcot: 9 minutes
We’ll continue to to bring you the latest on the Disney Skyliner as work wraps up and the first guests get to travel through the air at Walt Disney World Resort.