UPDATE: Disney Skyliner to launch Fall 2019!
With the door of monorail-lime coming unhinged yesterday, today Disney has provided us with an update on the completion date of it’s newest transportation system, the Disney Skyliner. While this may be a quick distraction to move of us away from the fact the Walt Disney World monorail system is long overdue for a refresh, it’s still news and we’re excited for this new gondola system. Here’s the official update release from the Disney Parks Blog.
Minutes ago, Bob Chapek, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products, announced that Disney Skyliner will be ready to begin transporting guests at the Walt Disney World Resort beginning fall of 2019!
As many of you know, this new state-of-the-art gondola system will conveniently connect Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot to four resort hotels- Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort as well as the proposed 15th Disney Vacation Club property, Disney’s Riviera Resort.
And next fall, Disney Skyliner will not only efficiently move you to your location, it’ll also offer a whole new way to experience Walt Disney World with amazing views only available from the sky – with great photo opportunities! For example, guests arriving at the International Gateway station will travel through the trees and be welcomed into Epcot with remarkable, never before-seen views across World Showcase.
The innovative transportation system is quickly coming to life! Workers just installed the last support tower at the Resort and are beginning to thread the series of reinforced cables to carry guests in stylish themed gondolas.