PHOTOS: Disney Skyliner Construction Update – Hollywood Studios, Resort Hotels
The Disney Skyliner still has a ways to go before its planned opening in the Fall of this year. We stopped by Disney’s Hollywood Studios as well as the resorts on the loop to check in on construction and see how things are coming along!
Disney’s Hollywood Studios:
The Hollywood Studios station is looking very near completion. A red stripe has been added to the roof of the station for decoration.
This is a closer look at the inside of the station where guests will enter and exit the gondolas.
This is the back side of the station where the most construction is still taking place. Still lots of scaffolding up here.
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort:
Over at Caribbean Beach, the station is starting to be enclosed in places. This is the “main hub” of the system where guests will continue on to either Hollywood Studios, Pop Century and Art Of Animation, or Epcot. Because of this, this is the largest station of them all.
A better look from where the gondolas will enter coming in from Epcot and the Riviera stations.
This is the side of the whole station. The middle section is where guests will exit headed to Hollywood Studios (from the other side) and the far end will continue on to Pop Century and Art of Animation.
Another look at the Epcot line side:
Disney Riviera Resort:
Moving to Disney Riviera Resort station, this is a look at where gondolas will come in from the Caribbean Beach station. On the far left side of this picture is where gondolas will exit to head to Epcot.
A better look at the entrance/exit heading to Caribbean Beach.
The roof of the station will match the roof currently under construction at the resort itself.
Disney’s Art of Animation & Pop Century Resorts:
Like the Hollywood Studios station, the Art of Animation and Pop Century station is nearing completion. I like the look of this station a lot and I think this will be extremely convenient to guests of both these resorts.
While I was here, one of the test gondolas was actually stationed.
A look at the whole station. I love the wavy overhang. This station will only enter/exit from the Caribbean Beach station, and will be the end of the line.
For reference, here is the map of the entire system. The Skyliner will connect the four resorts to both Epcot and Hollywood Studios.
Check back frequently as we continue to update you on the progress of these stations as the near completion and debut in the Fall! What’s your favorite gondola design? I love the Haunted Mansion one!