Quantcast Walt Disney World's Skyliner: Updated 11/14/18 with Official Opening Date
 
INTERCOT: Walt Disney World Vacation Planning Guide Walt Disney World Disney Cruise Line Mousehut Mail WebDisney News INTERCOT: Walt Disney World Vacation Guide
News Discussion Theme Parks Resorts Info Central Shop Interactive Podcast INTERCOT Navigtion
 

Results 1 to 17 of 17
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Imaginoppolis, Imagination Island
    Posts
    13,609
    Post Thanks / Like

    Exclamation Walt Disney World's Skyliner: Updated 11/14/18 with Official Opening Date

    11/14/18

    As part of a presentation at IAAPA 2018, Disney has set an official opening date for the Skyliner:

    Quote Originally Posted by Disney Parks & Resorts

    Bob Chapek, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products, announced that Disney Skyliner will be ready to begin transporting guests at the Walt Disney World Resort beginning Fall of 2019!
    10/19/18

    As recent Guests will have likely noticed the visible (and often sight line ruining) construction of the Disney Skyliner around the Walt Disney World resort, a new promotional video has been released:



    Of note, the video confirms that there will be three separate lines:

    Epcot <=> Disney's Riviera Resort <=> Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
    Disney's Hollywood Studios <=> Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
    Hour Glass Lake <=> Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

    Guests traveling from the Hour Glass Lake station (Art of Animation & Pop Century) will need to change at the Caribbean Beach station to travel on to Epcot or Disney's Hollywood Studios with no "direct" line access to either park.

    Although the video remains devoid of a grand opening date, related internal documents are pointing to a Mid-2019 opening date for the Skyliner system.

    As part of the continued construction project for the Epcot Skyliner station, FriendSHIP boat service to Epcot's International Gateway has been internally announced to be suspended November 28th through December 18th, 2018.
    Figment! aka Jason o
    INTERCOT STAFF
    News, Rumours & Imagineering
    Dining
    Vacations Beyond Disney

    ~Its what us storytellers do; we restore order with imagination, we instill hope again and again~

    ~We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things~

  2. Thanks Jeff thanked for this post
  3.     Please Support INTERCOT's Sponsors:
  4. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Carousel of Progress, FL
    Posts
    4,163
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Jason,

    Is it true that these are not air conditioned?
    Genna
    Always Enjoy the
    .*).*).*Magic.*).*).*

    "Now approaching, Mickey's Star Traders"

    If You Can Read This...
    ...Thank The Phoenicians!



  5. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Huntsville, Alabama
    Posts
    1,147
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Errrr....I am arriving November 28th and was planning on using the boat to/from international gateway. I guess I better be ready to walk a little more than usual.

  6. #4
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Imaginoppolis, Imagination Island
    Posts
    13,609
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by magicofdisney
    Jason,

    Is it true that these are not air conditioned?
    No official answer from Disney yet, but all indications are point toward no.

    The Gondolas are arriving on site and there appears to be no indication of an air conditioning or air tempering unit.

    The Gondolas do appear to have ventilation, so that combined with the speed might provide a tempered air effect. The windows themselves also appear to be highly reflective, so this should reduce the amount of radiant heat entering the Gondola.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1DisneyNut
    Errrr....I am arriving November 28th and was planning on using the boat to/from international gateway. I guess I better be ready to walk a little more than usual.
    Depending on where you are traveling from, there may be an additional bus. If you are traveling from one of the Crescent Lake Hotels, there will be buses during this time to the main Epcot Entrance.
    Figment! aka Jason o
    INTERCOT STAFF
    News, Rumours & Imagineering
    Dining
    Vacations Beyond Disney

    ~Its what us storytellers do; we restore order with imagination, we instill hope again and again~

    ~We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things~

  7. Thanks magicofdisney thanked for this post
  8. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 1999
    Location
    Harlingen, Texas, USA
    Posts
    667
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    This question may have been answered, but can any guest use the skyliner system? Can someone hop onboard just to go for a ride?
    And am I correct that there'll be HA buckets for those using scooters or wheelchairs, or will the individual buckets/cars be large enough for an ECV to drive onto, like the monorail is?

  9. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Whitwell, TN
    Posts
    1,542
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Like most people, I was surprised to hear that the Gondolas won't be air conditioned. But after my trip to Disney last week, and specifically after taking the bus to Hollywood Studios and seeing it all in person, I am no longer surprised.

    After seeing the Gondola beams up, and seeing the relative short distance they will be traveling, I don't see a non-air conditioned ride in a Gondola any different than riding a Disney parking lot tram, friendship boat, or ferry. They are all without A/C and exposed to the elements, just like the Gondolas will be.

    Just my .
    Coming up.. A break from Disney, and a lot of camping!

    Jan'17 POFQ (10k!)
    Dec'16 ASMv & AKL & Pop
    Oct'16 Pop & Cabins
    Jun'16 BC
    Apr'16 ASMv
    Feb'16 CSR
    Jan'16 POR
    May'15 Pop & CBR pirates
    Oct'13 ASMu & AoA
    Dec'10 Pop
    Oct'10 Pop & AKL
    Jun'10 CR
    Mar'07 ASMv
    Jun'04 POR
    Jun'94 Onsite

  10. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    249
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by 1DisneyNut View Post
    Errrr....I am arriving November 28th and was planning on using the boat to/from international gateway. I guess I better be ready to walk a little more than usual.
    Be fore warned, the walk from the International Gateway (or the hotels around the lake) to the studios is extended by a significant length. As you get to the sidewalk just past the bridge, the pathway doubles back on itsekf and winds around the construction.

  11. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Huntsville, Alabama
    Posts
    1,147
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RunDMV View Post
    Be fore warned, the walk from the International Gateway (or the hotels around the lake) to the studios is extended by a significant length. As you get to the sidewalk just past the bridge, the pathway doubles back on itsekf and winds around the construction.
    Thanks for the heads up. We will actually be going from Epcot over to The Boardwalk to watch a football game at The ESPN Club and then back afterwards. We usually take the boat ride when we do this but occasionally walk if the weather is really nice.

  12. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    2,463
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RunDMV View Post
    Be fore warned, the walk from the International Gateway (or the hotels around the lake) to the studios is extended by a significant length. As you get to the sidewalk just past the bridge, the pathway doubles back on itsekf and winds around the construction.
    Thanks for the info. Just to clarify, please. Is the extended path closer to Studios, or by the International Gateway at EPCOT? Or perhaps both? I assume this is Skyliner construction? Star Wars? There's so much construction going on right now, sometimes it's impossible to tell!

  13. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Carousel of Progress, FL
    Posts
    4,163
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Goofy4TheWorld View Post
    After seeing the Gondola beams up, and seeing the relative short distance they will be traveling, I don't see a non-air conditioned ride in a Gondola any different than riding a Disney parking lot tram, friendship boat, or ferry. They are all without A/C and exposed to the elements, just like the Gondolas will be.

    Just my .
    I hadn't thought of it in those terms. However, those other options are not 90% enclosed. Hopefully the fan circulation system will compensate.
    Genna
    Always Enjoy the
    .*).*).*Magic.*).*).*

    "Now approaching, Mickey's Star Traders"

    If You Can Read This...
    ...Thank The Phoenicians!



  14. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    249
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ThanxForNoticin View Post
    Thanks for the info. Just to clarify, please. Is the extended path closer to Studios, or by the International Gateway at EPCOT? Or perhaps both? I assume this is Skyliner construction? Star Wars? There's so much construction going on right now, sometimes it's impossible to tell!
    It is closer to the studios. If you leave the Epcot area heading over to the Studios, you pss the Swan and Dolphin then end up with the Boardwalk Villas and the pool on your left. You then go under Buena Vista Drive.

    At this point, the sidewalk USED to go right past the bus stops and to the gate. At the point, it now doubles back on itself and meanders through the parking lot. It's hard to see exactly where you are heading because there are fabric covered construction fences on both sides.

  15. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    8,994
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    hmm so should i walk next week or take the boat..i have done both in the past and cut thru boardwalk past the pool
    CR 1
    BC 2
    WL CL 1
    AKL 2
    SOG 3
    POFQ 3
    POR 1
    CSR 4
    CBR 2
    As sp 3
    AS m 2
    POP 7
    12-13 WL CSR ASM
    3-14 POR, AS s Dolphin
    6-14 Us CSR
    1-14 Unv
    6-15 WL, SSR.
    11- 15. AOA, OKw
    Sept 16..CSR, FW, AKL, POR
    SepOct 2017..ASMovies, CSR, WL AKL club level and POP
    Oct 30 As sports, Pop

  16. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    2,463
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RunDMV View Post
    It is closer to the studios. If you leave the Epcot area heading over to the Studios, you pss the Swan and Dolphin then end up with the Boardwalk Villas and the pool on your left. You then go under Buena Vista Drive.

    At this point, the sidewalk USED to go right past the bus stops and to the gate. At the point, it now doubles back on itself and meanders through the parking lot. It's hard to see exactly where you are heading because there are fabric covered construction fences on both sides.
    Thank you for the update. We'll be there in a couple months, and that information is helpful. We usually enjoy the walk from Boardwalk to Studios. We'll see how it goes this trip!

    I'm pretty sure that with the exception of the original construction, Hollywood Studios has never been such a mess. Hopefully, that's all done within the next year or two, and will be worth the hassle.

  17. #14
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Imaginoppolis, Imagination Island
    Posts
    13,609
    Post Thanks / Like

    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by ThanxForNoticin
    We'll be there in a couple months, and that information is helpful. We usually enjoy the walk from Boardwalk to Studios. We'll see how it goes this trip!
    I'll be there the end of next week and will also be checking it out. I'll let you know.

    Quote Originally Posted by Crow
    hmm so should i walk next week or take the boat..i have done both in the past and cut thru boardwalk past the pool
    Are you joining the ICOT gang for any of the RunCOT or CheerICOT happenings?

    The ICOT Crew will be there November 1 - 4.
    Figment! aka Jason o
    INTERCOT STAFF
    News, Rumours & Imagineering
    Dining
    Vacations Beyond Disney

    ~Its what us storytellers do; we restore order with imagination, we instill hope again and again~

    ~We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things~

  18. #15
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    8,994
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Figment! View Post
    I'll be there the end of next week and will also be checking it out. I'll let you know.

    Are you joining the ICOT gang for any of the RunCOT or CheerICOT happenings?

    The ICOT Crew will be there November 1 - 4.
    didnt know that. whats the details
    CR 1
    BC 2
    WL CL 1
    AKL 2
    SOG 3
    POFQ 3
    POR 1
    CSR 4
    CBR 2
    As sp 3
    AS m 2
    POP 7
    12-13 WL CSR ASM
    3-14 POR, AS s Dolphin
    6-14 Us CSR
    1-14 Unv
    6-15 WL, SSR.
    11- 15. AOA, OKw
    Sept 16..CSR, FW, AKL, POR
    SepOct 2017..ASMovies, CSR, WL AKL club level and POP
    Oct 30 As sports, Pop

  19. #16
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Imaginoppolis, Imagination Island
    Posts
    13,609
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Crow
    didnt know that. whats the details
    #CheerICOT spots and times are here.

    After the races, informal group park time; but nothing hard scheduled. Likely to be called by (Mickey) Ear.
    Figment! aka Jason o
    INTERCOT STAFF
    News, Rumours & Imagineering
    Dining
    Vacations Beyond Disney

    ~Its what us storytellers do; we restore order with imagination, we instill hope again and again~

    ~We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things~

  20. Thanks Crow thanked for this post
  21. #17
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    Imaginoppolis, Imagination Island
    Posts
    13,609
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    **Update**

Share This Thread On Social Media:

Share This Thread On Social Media:

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

 
Company
Advertising
Guest Relations
Community
Discussion Boards
Podcast
Newsletter
Shop
Social
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
YouTube
Pinterest
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Enter your email address below to receive our newsletter:
INTERCOT Logo PRIVACY STATEMENT / DISCLAIMER | DISCUSSION BOARD RULES
Since 1997 INTERCOT - a Levelbest Communications Website. This is not an official Disney website.
> Levelbest Network Site