PHOTOS - Disney Skyliner Riviera Resort station

Sep 30, 2019 in "Disney Skyliner"

Disney Skyliner - Riviera Resort station

Disney's Riviera Resort station incorporates design influences from the Mediterranean coast and offers access to the Skyliner system for guests of both Disney's Riviera Resort and Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort.

Unique among the Skyliner stations, the Riviera station is both a direction changing turn station, and a passenger load and unload station.

The line to the right of the picture above connects to the main Caribbean Beach Resort station, and the line to the left connects to Epcot.

Guests arriving at the station via the walkway have the choice of boarding the line to Epcot, or the line to the main Caribbean Beach Resort station.

Once Riviera Resort opens in December 2019, guests arriving at the station via the Skyliner will have the choice of remaining onboard to continue on to the next destination, or disembarking.

The line to Epcot is currently operating from an hour before park opens to 11pm. The line to the Studios is currently operating from 5:45pm to 11pm.

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Article Posted: Sep 30, 2019 / 1:07pm ET
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nickys1 day ago

Well it was the thread @wdwmagic created for the recent news article, so I’d say it was a legit thread to link to. edit: OK I see they’ve been merged.

MisterPenguin1 day ago

Just an FYI for everyone: The two rail threads have been merged. Thanks mods! This one is still about Skyliner. :)

techgeek1 day ago

I’m willing to suspend judgment until we see real world results. The TechCrunch article has been criticized as a hit piece, of which Elon draws no shortage of in all his endeavors. I recently read this counterpoint (granted, tealarati is unabashedly pro-Elon) to many of the capacity criticisms and find the simulation data intriguing https://www.teslarati.com/boring-company-lv-loop-tunnels-8k-passengers-per-hr-video/ LVCC does not seem to be in panic mode over the project, rather the opposite as they are advancing an extension of the system to downtown for the consideration of the city: https://knpr.org/knpr/2020-10/musks-tunnel-system-yet-open-expansion-already-works Combined with a new project seemingly ready to break ground in Austin, that’s a lot of faith being tossed around for a system that hasn’t even entered service yet, but it has to have a basis in certain assumptions that are already apparent to the involved parties. If nothing else, you can triple the infrastructure and dig miles of additional tunnel for a fraction of the time and costs of a conventional system, which was the whole point in the first place. I try not to be an Elon fanboy, and have issues with him personally... but his record so far on innovation like this is clearly unmatched. As a lifelong fan of the WED / PRT concept of mass transit, in personally think it’s very exciting that the core concepts may finally after all these years be coming to fruition. Time will tell if it’s a success or not, but that Tesla stock wound up to be a pretty good gamble.

Magic Feather1 day ago

The Vegas loop is essentially a hastily made version of a PRT system with Musk's existing assets. Some of the original concepts were truly innovative, but as the article says, the system is down to an unscalable maximum of 1200 pph. The proposed idea of adding buses to the system really cannot come soon enough. For reference, imagine if Peter Pan's Flight was responsible for moving hundreds of conventioneers during a rush. Between that and the "novelty" of this "new and innovative" system (which has devolved into designated Tesla Tunnels) drawing people out to ride just for fun, I forsee LVCC kicking themselves for not taking Doppelmayr's bid.

JoeCamel2 days ago

But Elon is god :cool:

techgeek2 days ago

Elon has picked up a fair bit of critical press over a transit system that hasn’t even opened yet in a major tourism destination. On one hand, that sounds pretty familiar to the early apocalyptic visions passed around regarding everyone’s favorite non air conditioned gondola system .. and for the most part Skyliner has proven itself, albeit with a not insignificant break-in period. I understand the math presented in the TechCrunch article, but I have a hard time believing Boring Co. has come this far and simply missed the obvious bottlenecks they are pinning their doom and gloom on. I’ve been following the project since the bid and am as curious as anyone to see how it all actually works out... I can’t imagine using stock model 3’s is the final final plan, at least without heavy modifications. I’m sure the system is going to have growing pains and lots of kinks to work out... but really you’d bet against Elon eventually coming through, in Vegas?? Maybe Lady Luck is with them in that they won’t have to deal with true Vegas convention crowds for some time.

TiggerDad2 days ago

Didn't need you promoting a more recent three page usurper versus the earlier 26 page one with more detail.

Lift Blog2 days ago

Elon outbid Doppelmayr in Las Vegas and won. The result is not pretty. https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/16/elon-musks-las-vegas-loop-might-only-carry-a-fraction-of-the-passengers-it-promised/

MisterPenguin2 days ago

We definitely need more threads about an MCO rail line!!!

bpiper2 days ago

Not if Disney contracted with Brightline to run dedicated shuttle trains that just go back and forth to the airport. That would solve capacity and frequency issues.

creathir2 days ago

PeopleMover would be my vote

TiggerDad2 days ago

https://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/higher-speed-rail-from-mco-to-disney-world.944524/

joelkfla2 days ago

As I said above, you can, just by going north from Riviera across BVD, and running along the north side of BVD and across OKW. All that's needed is a turn station at BVD & Backstage, or in the cast parking lot there. They could even put in an OKW intermediate station. Now, I'm not arguing that such a line is likely or worthwhile, but it is feasible.