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New Disney Skyliner Transportation System Opens Sept. 29 at Walt Disney World Resort

Jeremy Schoolfield

by , Walt Disney Imagineering Communications Manager

Magic will soon be in the air at Walt Disney World Resort when the new Disney Skyliner transportation system opens to guests this Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. Disney executives were joined by several other cast members this morning at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort for a special dedication moment for the complimentary new transportation system. Today’s festivities featured Disney characters, fireworks and more in honor of this “most magical flight on Earth.”  

Take a look at this video to see some of the fun: 

Disney Skyliner connects Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios to four Disney resort hotels – Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and the forthcoming Disney’s Riviera Resort, a Disney Vacation Club resort set to open Dec. 16, 2019. The system serves as a magic carpet, floating guests through the air aboard approximately 300 gondolas, nearly half of which are wrapped in whimsical Disney scenes of beloved characters, fan-favorite movies, theme park attractions and more. 

While riding Disney Skyliner, guests are treated to never-before-seen views of Walt Disney World Resort as they float along the treetops and waterways alike. The system provides bird’s-eye vantage points of Disney icons such as the Hollywood Tower Hotel and Spaceship Earth. 

Keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for more on this high-flying new addition to Walt Disney World Resort!


  • Yes, you will be able to fly from Epcot to Studios, but not a continuous flight. You will need to transfer at Caribbean from the “Epcot to Caribbean” line to the “Caribbean to Studios” line. And reverse the process to return to Epcot.

  • Super Exciting!

  • I am looking forward to riding it this coming December!

  • I am so excited about the Skyliner. It seems like an amazing addition to Walt Disney World. Part attraction, part transportation. Attracsportation? Will the Skyliner connect Disney Hollywood Studies and Epcot? I am imagining it may be similar to how the Monorail connects Magic Kingdom and Epcot.

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