In Autumn 2019, Disney is launching their newest mode of transportation – the Skyliner. These gondolas will connect a selection of Disney’s hotels to Hollywood Studios and Epcot, making it even easier to get around the World.
And FYI – the gondolas are of the cable-car variety, not the Italian boats! There will be 300 cars in 8 colours (some with character decals), suspended up to 60 feet in the air. There will be two benches inside, holding up to 10 people, and they will be wheelchair accessible. They’ll also be travelling at up to 11 miles per hour – I’m sure that feels really fast up in the sky!
Disney’s Caribbean Beach, and its newest hotel, Disney’s Riviera Resort will have their own Skyliner station. Pop Century and Art of Animation will share a station, between the two hotels. These will connect those hotels to the stations at both Hollywood Studios and Epcot, via its International Gateway (this is the entrance that sits in World Showcase, rather than the front of the park).
All guests will benefit from the Skyliner, should they wish to travel between Epcot and Hollywood Studios – you don’t have to be staying at the above hotels. This also means that the hotels that are within walking distance of one of the two parks – Disney’s Beach Club, Yacht Club, and Boardwalk, as well as the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin hotels, will also benefit.
In the same way that the monorail offers a significant advantage to those hotels it services, in getting to Magic Kingdom, the Skyliner will be similar for Epcot and Hollywood Studios. While buses already provide transportation from the hotels to the two parks, and there is a Friendship boat connecting the parks, this additional option is bound to be extremely popular. Any extra and improved transportation is always going to be positive, and in this case the views alone will be amazing and worth a trip. We certainly can’t wait to try it out.