Disney Skyliner

New Video: Disney Skyliner at Walt Disney World


Disney just unwrapped 55 gondolas for special test runs of the Disney Skyliner system that’ll transport you at Walt Disney World® Resort later this fall.

The Haunted Mansion themed gondola is one of my favorites!

Haunted Mansion themed Disney Skyliner Gondola

Haunted Mansion themed Disney Skyliner Gondola

The unwrapped cabins, some of which feature stunning graphics based on Disney films, attractions and characters, are now making test runs back-and-forth between Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

When fall arrives, Guests staying at the Disney Skyliner Resorts – Disney’s Riviera Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – will be able to enjoy the benefit of traveling between Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  

Check out the Walt Disney World Offers page for fall 2019 offers. There are several offers for Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and for Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, both will be on the Disney Skyliner System. However, just keep in mind that an operation date for Skyliner has not yet been announced. Stay tuned for more information

Disney Skyliner Opening Date

Walt Disney World Skyliner

Walt Disney World Skyliner

Previously I shared that the new Disney Skyliner gondola system will be operating at the Walt Disney World Resort in the coming year. We now know that it will begin service in the fall of 2019.

The Disney Skyliner will offer a new way to experience Walt Disney World Resort with unique views only available from the sky.

Disney’s new Skyliner system will connect 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

  • Disney’s Riviera Resort.

By Darren Wittko

Details Emerge on Skyliner Stations and Gondolas

Earlier this year, I shared the news the Disney Skyliner transportation system will give resort Guests an unforgettable journey and a picturesque view of Walt Disney World Resort as they take to the sky to travel from select Disney resorts to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Proposed Disney Skyliner coming to Walt Disney World Resort

Proposed Disney Skyliner coming to Walt Disney World Resort

Select Disney Skyliner cabins will have iconic Disney characters incorporated into their exterior design to give the appearance that a Disney character is riding along with guests, such as characters from the ‘Fab Five,’ figures from Disney attractions, fan favorites from movies, and more.

The design of the Disney Skyliner station at International Gateway at Epcot will be inspired by the park’s nearby European Pavilions, and will be covered with metal and glass canopies, hand-painted murals and ornamental steel structures that harken back to the early 18th century Art Nouveau style. Guests traveling to Epcot via the Disney Skyliner will be welcomed to the park with a rare birds-eye view of World Showcase.

The Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort station will be the hub of activity for Disney Skyliner. This station is inspired by the open air village marketplaces of the Caribbean and will showcase the nearby resort’s architectural detailing and color schemes. At this station, passengers will be able to transfer gondola routes to reach their destination, or are invited to sit and admire the waterfront resort setting.

The design style of the station at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will fit with that of the park’s main entrance and bus stations. Passengers traveling here from the Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort station can expect a new aerial perspective of the park’s iconic attractions, like The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.

Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort will share a Disney Skyliner station that feels whimsical and contextual with both resorts. Upon departing the gondola station, Skyliner passengers will ascend over Hourglass Lake and enjoy a panoramic view of these two colorful resorts. 

Finally, cabins will slow down at the Disney Skyliner turn-station along Buena Vista Drive, where guests can see the mechanical and aerial components that make up the Disney Skyliner.

Darren Wittko Specializes in Disney Destinations