VIDEO - Walt Disney Imagineering gives an update on Disney Skyliner testing

Jan 28, 2019 in "Disney Skyliner"

In a new video released today, Walt Disney Imagineering is giving us a look at testing of the upcoming Disney Skyliner transportation system.

Also revealed today is a list of Disney films, attractions and characters that will be featured on some of the gondolas that's travel the system.

  • “Beauty & the Beast”
  • “Frozen”
  • “Lilo & Stitch”
  • “Moana”
  • “Peter Pan”
  • “The Princess and the Frog”
  • “Ralph Breaks the Internet”
  • “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”
  • “Zootopia.”
  • “Coco”
  • Goofy, Pete, Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow
  • “Finding Dory”
  • The Haunted Mansion
  • “Monsters, Inc.”
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • “Ratatouille”
  • Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Chip and Dale
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Article Posted: Jan 28, 2019 / 3:40pm ET
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Magic Feather31 days ago

All good, it still puts bus/walkers in first now. They probably have the most distancing markers leading to the checkpoint.

BWDVCkidsince9631 days ago

no sorry for the confusion, they just let the group walk up to the temperature screening tents at 9

Magic Feather31 days ago

Actually enter the park at 9? If so, I’d assume that it is the result of them having too big of a crowd forming at the bus & walkway “rope drop spot”

BWDVCkidsince9631 days ago

haha I do sound like a paid Disney person. At garden grill last week I said “chip and dale we watch you on Disney+!!” And I felt like such a tool.

Brian31 days ago

@realBobChapek The jig is up! You've exposed your alias.

BWDVCkidsince9631 days ago

Ditto! Our time in the Skyliner last week in the sweltering heat was some of the coolest time on property. Cool and breezy the whole time. Such a nice break from the heat. I was pleasantly surprised.

BWDVCkidsince9631 days ago

That’s odd, we were there the other morning after walking over from the Boardwalk, and at 9 on the dot the security officers let us and the bus people walk forward. We were headed to the Skyliner and it wasn’t letting people on yet.

danlb_200031 days ago

There were rumors of a non-Skyliner mode of transport to link in the AK area, but no more details then that. Even if the Skyliner was going to connect to AK, it would be hard to do it directly from Epcot.

Brian31 days ago

No, there was not.

GimpYancIentAug 28, 2020

Just curious but was there not supposed to be a Skyliner line from EPCOT to AK and back.

WallyWorldAug 28, 2020

Does anyone know at what point they take the gondolas literally off the line? I would imagine a wind speed limit

Mouse TransitAug 28, 2020

Many times. In all the cases I've observed, the Disney Skyliner stops boarding passengers and continues deboarding passengers until they clear all the cabins. Then, they stop the line. The Skyliner resumes operation once the weather improves. Weather is a problem when there's lightning within 6 miles of any Skyliner station and/or winds reach 35 mph or higher. This information is sourced to many Skyliner crew cast members. On Aug 2, 2020, I was on the Skyliner with winds gusting to 20 mph. Seriously, lots of fun!

begood524Aug 26, 2020

I've been curious about this: since it's summer, has anyone recorded or seen what happens when bad weather approaches the Skyliner? Are there any special "spiels" or procedures or things that occur?

marni1971Jul 31, 2020

Indeed.