Disney World Announces Opening Date for Skyliner Gondolas

Nov 15, 2018

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If you’ve been to Disney World in recent history, you may have seen some pretty big construction projects going on — including the installation of massive support towers and six miles of cable that will hold the forthcoming Disney Skyliner Gondolas. Yes, gondolas are coming to warm and sunny Central Florida.

This Disney Skyliner project will connect four Disney Resorts (Disney’s Art of Animation, Pop Century, Caribbean Beach Resort and the yet-to-open Disney Vacation Club property, Riviera Resort) to two Disney World theme parks. These two parks are Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Notably, Hollywood Studios is where the much anticipated Star Wars Land will open in “late fall” 2019.

Disney Skyliner (photo courtesy of Disney World)
Disney Skyliner (photo courtesy of Disney World)

None of that is new information, but what is brand new is the timeline that was just announced on Wednesday by Bob Chapek, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products. Travelers planning a trip to Walt Disney World next year can circle fall 2019 as not only the opening date for Star Wars Land, but also as when the Disney Skyliner gondolas are scheduled to begin transporting guests above the crowds and streets of Walt Disney World. For timing purposes, Star Wars Land has been announced as late fall, while the Skyliner project was just announced as fall (and based on a recent visit, construction seems to be chugging right along).

Should you wish to book a stay at one of the four connected resorts for later in 2019, I have to imagine that the experience will be enhanced with the opening of the Skyliner, especially if you are headed to the sure-to-be packed Star Wars Land in Hollywood Studios.

Featured image courtesy of Disney.

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