VIDEO - Creating the Disney Skyliner costumes

Aug 15, 2019 in "Disney Skyliner"

Posted: Thursday August 15, 2019 11:10am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The new Disney Skyliner gondola transportation system opens next month at Walt Disney World, and today Disney is sharing a behind-the-scenes look at creating the costumes for the Skyliner Cast Members.

According to Disney, the mid-century modern costumes were inspired by the travel Skyliner's color scheme and the curved shape of the Skyliner cabins.

Disney Skyliner will officially open on September 29 2019

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dark5304 days ago

I wonder if the new automated bag check would have affected that calculus. Personally, I'm just happy the Germany expansion pad is still available for park expansion, not transportation.

UNCgolf5 days ago

I think having to either build a new entrance at EPCOT or having to have every single person boarding the Skyliner go through a ticket check and security were bigger factors.

Brad Bishop5 days ago

I bet 8b was a non-starter because: Customers would have had to travel through Epcot to get to spending and dining over at the Epcot resorts.

trainplane36 days ago

Thanks for confirming. It's interesting to see how the system and solution changed throughout its life.

GoofGoof6 days ago

Interesting information :) After seeing the Skyliner in action and using it on a stay at BC I don’t think the Germany station would be very practical and would be a major step down for anyone staying in the Crescent Lake area or trying to get to BC or BW for meals or entertainment. If the station was in the German pavilion you would need a park ticket to get into EPCOT and any guest who wanted to get from BC to DHS would need a park hopper ticket and also would need to wait until park Hopping started to use the system. You would also be limited by the closing time of EPCOT. So if DHS stayed open later than EPCOT that line would either close early or you would have to keep the area of WS between Germany and the Intl gateway open after park close. If it wasn’t for Riviera I think the best approach would have been to make the hub at DHS then have a line to CBR, a line to AoA and a line to EPCOT gateway. Then anyone going from AoA or CBR to EPCOT would just need to transfer at DHS. With Riviera in the mix the current layout is probably the most efficient.

marni19716 days ago


mikejs786 days ago

I like option 8 - what we have today plus a direct line from DHS to Epcot. That would be ideal if they ever decided to add that.

castlecake2.06 days ago

That was apparently one proposal but was abandoned because of cost(both construction and staffing) from what I remember him saying.

trainplane36 days ago

I'm trying to remember, but @marni1971, I remember you talking about them considering a large boat system with canals instead of the Skyliner. Weren't one of the plans to have the Epcot dock for that be Germany? Interesting it was considered for the Skyliner.

lazyboy97o6 days ago

But would it have? The stations they did built are rather industrial with stuff like tube steel painted green trying to somehow masquerade as wrought iron.

GimpYancIent7 days ago

Too bad an extension to an AK station is not included.

UNCgolf7 days ago

Seems like it would have required even more staff. They would have had to have people checking tickets etc. at multiple locations.

Robbiem7 days ago

A German entrance would have given the opportunity to build a fantasyland style Bavarian station

castlecake2.07 days ago

They could have, but still would have required the same amount of staff as building the Germany entrance, which is what I heard killed that option.