As we get closer to the grand opening of the Disney Skyliner gondola system at Walt Disney World, construction crews are wrapping up their work on the stations. We made it out to Disney’s Art of Animation Resort today to find that some of the walls have been removed around the Disney Skyliner station that sits on Hourglass Lake between Art of Animation and Pop Century. Officially located on Generation Gap bridge, the station sits over the water, allowing for scenic arrival and departure views when traveling to Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and on to Epcot or Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Here’s a look at the latest progress for the project.

When walking towards the station, guests will find new restrooms on the Art of Animation side of Hourglass Lake.

Here’s a reverse view of the restrooms, with Art of Animation in the background.

Making our way past the restrooms and towards Hourglass Lake, we find some of the walls are now down. Previously, half of the walkway was behind walls in this area.

While we’ve seen Disney Cast Members operating the Disney Skyliner system at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, all was quiet today on Hourglass Lake.

Getting closer to the Disney Skyliner station we can see many elements are completed, such as a switchback queue and gate to keep guests out during non-operating hours.

Disney has publicly stated that the Disney Skyliner system will open in “fall 2019”, but current progress on the project would suggest an opening date before Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens on August 29th.

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