VIDEO - See more of the Disney Skyliner gondola including ride times for each route

Apr 18, 2019 in "Disney Skyliner"

Disney has been revealing more details this week on the upcoming Disney Skyliner - here is a quick summary.

Ride times will range from 5 to 15 minutes, with the shortest route being Caribbean Beach to Disney's Hollywood studios, and the longest being Caribbean Beach to Epcot.

  • Disney's Caribbean Beach to Disney’s Hollywood Studios: 5-6 minutes
  • Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort to Disney’s Pop Century Resort or Disney’s Art of Animation Resort: 5-6 minutes
  • Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort to Disney’s Riviera Resort: 5 minutes
  • Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort to International Gateway at Epcot: 15 minutes
  • Disney's Riviera Resort to International Gateway at Epcot: 9 minutes

Skyliner gondolas will come in 8 colors, and will feature 22 different graphics, including favorite characters and attractions. In total there are more than 300 gondolas on the system. Seating will be for up to 10 guests on two wooden benches, and they are capable of handling wheelchairs. Busses will continue to be offered on the routes to provide alternative transportation, especially during poor weather when the Skyliner cannot operate.

Air conditioning will not be offered, but the design of the cabins includes reflective windows and mesh panels to provide ventilation.

See the video below for a look inside a Disney Skyliner cabin and hear Walt Disney World Resort Senior Vice President Thomas Mazloum and Walt Disney Imagineering Principal Architect Dean Huspen talk about some of its design points.

Testing of the Disney Skyliner system continues, and is expected to open in late 2019.

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Article Posted: Apr 18, 2019 / 10:00am ET