VIDEO - Take a complete first ride aboard Disney Skyliner on all three routes

Sep 23, 2019 in "Disney Skyliner"

Disney Skyliner preview

Disney Skyliner opens next week at Walt Disney World, and we got a sneak preview of the new gondola transportation system on all three lines.

The hub of the system is at Caribbean Beach Resort, and the station there allows access to all three destination - Hollywood Studios, Epcot/ Riviera Resort, and Art of Animation/Pop Century. The station features a Joffrey kiosk, along with restrooms.

Boarding the gondolas is fast - with the continuous loading operating similar to an omnimover ride like Spaceship Earth. Once onboard, the ride is very smooth and stable, and is a very enjoyable experience. Inside the 10 seater cabin, there is no air conditioning, but significant airflow during forward motion combined with insulated glass eliminates any temperature concerns. It feels cooler inside the cabin that it does outside.

Although the character wrapped gondolas look great from the outside, the wraps do impact the view, and the clear glass cabins offer the best views.

There is onboard audio, offering safety information and points of interest. Although this was not working in all cabins during the preview today.

Here is a look at the 5 minute ride from the main Caribbean Beach station to Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Next is the 12 minute ride from Epcot to the Caribbean Beach Resort station.

Finally the 3 minute ride from the Caribbean Beach station to Art of Animation and Pop Century.

Click the gallery for more pictures from the Disney Skyliner previews.

Disney Skyliner opens to guests on September 29 2019. Learn more about Disney Skyliner here.

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Article Posted: Sep 23, 2019 / 11:23am ET