PHOTOS: Disney Skyliner Construction Update – Hollywood Studios, Resort Hotels

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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:

hollywood studios skyliner station construction red stripe

The Hollywood Studios station is looking very near completion. A red stripe has been added to the roof of the station for decoration.

hollywood studios skyliner station close up

hollywood studios skyliner station construction

This is a closer look at the inside of the station where guests will enter and exit the gondolas.

hollywood studios skyliner station construction

This is the back side of the station where the most construction is still taking place. Still lots of scaffolding up here.

hollywood studios skyliner station construction

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort:

caribbean beach skyliner station construction

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.

caribbean beach skyliner station construction

A better look from where the gondolas will enter coming in from Epcot and the Riviera stations.

caribbean beach skyliner station construction

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.

caribbean beach skyliner station construction
caribbean beach skyliner station construction

Another look at the Epcot line side:

caribbean beach skyliner station construction

caribbean beach skyliner station construction

Disney Riviera Resort:

riviera resort skyliner station construction

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.

riviera resort skyliner station construction
riviera resort skyliner station construction

A better look at the entrance/exit heading to Caribbean Beach.

riviera resort skyliner station construction

The roof of the station will match the roof currently under construction at the resort itself.

riviera resort skyliner station construction

Disney’s Art of Animation & Pop Century Resorts:

art of animation pop century skyliner station construction

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.

art of animation pop century skyliner station construction
art of animation pop century skyliner station construction

While I was here, one of the test gondolas was actually stationed.

art of animation pop century skyliner station construction
art of animation pop century skyliner station constructionA 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.

map skyliner station construction

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!

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Ricky
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Ricky

How do you think this system will affect the rates at the hotels once operational?
I always loved Pop because it was typically the most affordable (and IMO, a little nicer than the other All-Star resorts.) I hope that doesn’t change.

Aaron Cobb
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Aaron Cobb

What a massive waste of money. With already having the monorail in need of repair they should have spent the money on that instead of a system that doesn’t have A/C in the middle of florida

Austin
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Austin

So don’t ride it then. Less room whiners take up the better 🤷‍♂️

Aaron Cobb
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Aaron Cobb

They will spend a fortune cleaning the sweat off the seats LMBO

Angel
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Angel

I would hate to be stuck on the Skyliner with the way the Florida storms happen. And they go over alligator infested water ways. Nope not for me. I will take the bus.