If you’re heading to Walt Disney World this fall, getting around the theme parks and resorts will be a whole lot easier! Disney just announced that the Skyliner will be opening this September, offering transportation to several locations throughout Walt Disney World Resort.
The Disney Skyliner, a transportation system of gondolas at Walt Disney World Resort, will open on September 29, 2019. This state-of-the-art system connects Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot to 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, which is scheduled to open in December 2019. That means that getting around Walt Disney World Resort just got much more convenient than ever before.
Currently, Disney offers free bus transportation all throughout Walt Disney World for Disney hotel guests to get to and from the theme parks, water parks, and Disney Springs. But right now, the only free transportation systems that offer hotel-to-hotel transportation are the Monorail and boats, and even those two systems only go to and from certain hotels. The Disney Skyliner will make transportation even easier, as guests can go to and from four resort hotels that were previously not connected to each other by any other transportation system.
Take a look at Disney’s announcement video of the Skyliner opening date below:
What makes the Disney Skyliner so fun for guests is that the gondolas are themed after various films, attractions, and characters. We already know that the all-new Mickey Mouse cartoons have influenced the design of several of the gondolas, as some will feature classic characters like Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, and Chip & Dale. But as Disney announced, other Disney stories and themes are also taking flight, including characters from “Coco,” Goofy, Pete, Horace Horsecollar, Clarabelle Cow, characters from “Finding Dory,” Haunted Mansion, characters from “Monsters, Inc.,” Pirates of the Caribbean, and characters from “Ratatouille.”
We can’t wait to visit Walt Disney World and test out the new Disney Skyliner for ourselves once it opens on September 29 this year!
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