More Walkways Open After Construction Walls Come Down; Latest Look at Disney’s Skyliner at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

We made it out to Disney’s Hollywood Studios this morning to check out the nearly completed arrival experience project. The project not only includes a new bag check area, tram drop off area, and parking lot adjustments, but also wider pathways and, of course, the Disney Skyliner gondola system. It’s the two latter projects that we’re interested in this morning.

Before we get to that, we’ll simulate the arrival experience to Disney’s Hollywood Studios via the new bus loop area.

All of the guest buses from various parks and resorts dump into an impressively expanded bus loop that features wide walkways and a kinetic energy from the Disney Skyliner gondola cabins traveling overhead.

When the walls come down, here’s a look at the launch area for the Disney Skyliner gondola system.

As we get closer to the station, we still see the continuation of the wide walkways. This whole area was transformed and built specifically for the expected increase in crowds from the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and the addition of an all-new transportation system.

Here’s a closer look at some of the Disney Skyliner details. The walls are slowly coming down around the area, but Disney says the Disney Skyliner gondola system won’t open until September 30th. In the meantime, testing continues.

Finally, here’s a look at the newly opened expanded walkway near the new bag check. We can see that the structure that advertises Ice Cold Coca-Cola has survived the entire arrival experience project. The building itself serves as a backstage area for Cast Members. This was the final piece of the walkway puzzle. This section of walkway here will serve the buses, ride share, Disney Skyliner, and Friendships crowds.

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Mike is the owner and writer for Visiting the parks daily allows him to keep up with the latest Disney news, reviews, and photos from around the Disney Parks

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