The Walt Disney World Skyliner is slated to open in Spring of 2019! Serving 4 resorts and 2 parks, we’re hoping to see a decrease in bus wait and ride times, as well as crowds as a result of this new transportation fix. Here are all the details about how the new gondola system is going to run, and to where.
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Which Resorts Will Have the Disney Skyliner System?
The Skyliner will only be accessible from certain resorts within the Walt Disney World property. It’s still unclear if the prices on these resorts will go up as a result of this added convenience or not. Caribbean Beach, Art of Animation and Pop Century always had longer bus ride times, so it will be great to see this fixed. While we’re not really sure how this whole Skyliner thing is going to go, we are happy that the Skyliner will add an extra mode of transportation to these resorts.
Caribbean Beach: The hub of the Skyliner system, Caribbean Beach will house the main building that receives the lines from all the connected properties. Much like the Ticket and Transportation Center (TTC ) this location will probably be the busiest. Travelers who may not have visited these resorts before may get off at this stop to stroll around, shop, watch fireworks from the beach and eat at the newly renovated Shutters restaurant. So we’re expecting a lot of hustle and bustle here near Aruba and the Riviera Resort.
Art of Animation & Pop Century: Situated right in the center of Hourglass Lake, the Skyliner will transport guests from both resorts. This is a much smaller station than we’ll see at Caribbean Beach and will only have a single line going out and coming back.
The Riviera Resort: Disney’s newest DVC resort is gigantic with over 300 units. This resort is set to open in the late Summer 2019. This stop will no doubt be a pass through Skyliner station until construction is complete. This resort shares the same lake as Caribbean Beach and will sit right next to Caribbean Beach’s main Skyliner station.
Where will the Disney Skyliner Go?
If you’re wondering where the Disney Skyliner will stop, you may be surprised that it doesn’t include the more remote Animal Kingdom Park or the Magic Kingdom or Disney Springs. Guests will still have to depend on boat, bus and monorail transportation to access those locations.
Epcot International Gateway: Tucked right between France and the United Kingdom in the Epcot World Showcase, the Skyliner will be just outside the International Gateway near the Disney Boardwalk. We’re sort of nervous at how this station will accommodate the assumed crowds trying to avoid the crowded monorail on the other side of Epcot. Luckily, this station will be primarily used for guests returning to Caribbean Beach, Riviera, Pop or Art of Animation only.
Hollywood Studios Main Gate: Another very small station, this one will accommodate the Skyliner resort guests as well as Hollywood Studio guests that want a quick shortcut to Epcot, instead of walking.
The Walt Disney World Skyliner Transportation Map
Here’s a quick look at the map layout. Pretty simple. We’ll be sure to update this page as we get more details. Stay tuned!