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There’s Magic in the Air with New Disney Skyliner

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

We’re primed for take-off, as Walt Disney World Resort is about to glide into a new transportation era.

When Disney Skyliner takes flight, Sept. 29, 2019, guests aboard this complimentary transportation system will see one-of-a-kind views of woodlands, waterways and Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot – with familiar Disney pals appearing to be along for the ride.

Check out the video below for a first look at stunning vistas seen along the Disney Skyliner routes. 

Disney Skyliner conveniently connects Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios with four resort hotels – Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and the new Disney’s Riviera Resort, a Disney Vacation Club resort that will open Dec. 16, 2019. With approximately 300 vacation homes, including various accommodation types, Disney’s Riviera Resort will be available for traditional hotel reservations as well as membership sales.

To go along with five artful loading stations along the line, each cabin will be stylish in one of eight vibrant colors and feature sleek curved lines. Many of the nearly 300 cabins will feature graphics based on Disney films, attractions and characters – giving the sensation that Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, Pluto and Goofy, Chip ’n Dale, the Pirates of the Caribbean and many others have joined the fun.

Each Disney Skyliner cabin can accommodate up to 10 guests, including those traveling with wheelchairs or assistive devices. With the system in constant motion, guests will arrive at their destination in minutes; and they’ll arrive relaxed – in the comfort of cabins mindfully tailored for the Florida climate.

In addition to convenient theme park access, guests staying at Disney Skyliner resorts will have quick-and-easy transportation to a world of other dining and entertainment options. These include all the fun of Disney’s BoardWalk entertainment district, access to Epcot through the International Gateway station, and restaurants and recreation found at the multiple resort hotels serviced by Disney Skyliner.   

Keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for updates as Disney Skyliner takes to the skies Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019! 


  • How do the cast members know that a Skyliner needs to go on the handicapped track for unloading???

  • @Robert, Yes, you are to be seated, but once you are out of the station, how will they know if you stand up?

    @Earl, no, these do not have any type of active air cooling mechanisms. Only the open windows creating a “breeze” will create the cooling. It might be “good enough” so long as you don’t have sun beating on/in the car and the car is moving. (think of shady spots in the park and a light breeze). But I’m betting if the movement stops and you are sitting in the sun it will get uncomfortable real quick.

  • Will all riders have to be seated?

  • Can’t wait!!!!

    We do have to though, until Spring 2020 when we arrive again…

    • I hope you have a great visit!

  • We’re so excited to ride the Skyliner when we come this fall!

    • That’s great to hear!

  • I am looking forward to hop onto the Skyliner later this year!

    • 🙂

  • Watched the video, and thanks for showing that the Skyliner will be wheelchair accessible. As a person with a disability, its nice to see that Disney still has guests with physical disabilities in mind when they create something new.

  • Do these have air conditioning that can be utilized in the summer months? The vent systems won’t be sufficient during the Florida summers, especially if there are unexpected stops.

  • What time will the Skyliner be running? Hollywood studios opens at 6 AM.

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