We’ve been covering the progress on the Disney Skyliner for some time now. It looks like the Hollywood Studios line is set to open next month. The Epcot line, however, won’t make it in time for the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. It’s still very close to completion, though, based one what we saw today.
Some of the walls around the station, located near International Gateway on the World Showcase side of Epcot, came down recently. This gives us a much better view of the progress on the station. It looks like much of the landscaping is already done, with just a few concrete paths to install.
The station has been running in testing mode for about two months now.
The view from a distance gives us a good idea of just how close to finished the station is. International Gateway itself is under a much-needed facelift at the moment. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Skyliner opens well before the new International Gateway is finished.
This side of the station is blocked by planters, but the side closer to the friendship boats is still covered with construction walls.
These walls should be coming down relatively soon. Since the Epcot Skyliner line runs through Disney’s Riviera Resort (which itself is still an active construction site and won’t open until around December), we don’t believe this station can start operating with guests until the Riviera station is fully online.
Surprisingly, the station actually looks nicer than the concept art made it out to be! I can’t wait for this all to be finished so we can have a nice, scenic entrance to World Showcase again.
We’ll keep you updated on the Skyliner and International Gateway as it gets closer to opening.