Disney World is undergoing major transformations across most of the property. Let’s talk about some of the recent updates and upgrades various Disney transportation has undergone recently.
The Disney Skyliner is the newest mode of transportation coming to Walt Disney World. Soaring high above Disney property, the Skyliner connects Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and Disney’s Riviera Resort (yet to open), to Epcot and Hollywood Studios. This marks the first time a mode of transportation exclusively connects value and moderate resorts directly to parks.
The Disney Skyliner is set to open in Fall 2019 and recently Disney began training castmembers to operate the Skyliner system. Castmembers for the Skyliner system are rocking dark gray shorts and bright yellow tops. As of now, all of the Disney Skyliner stops are moving along and most are undergoing rigorous testing almost daily.
Read all about the Disney Skyliner system HERE!
As Disney fans wait for more news regarding Disney replacing the outdated and far past their prime Monorails, we are seeing more band-aids placed on the current system.
Monorail Silver has returned to service after receiving a makeover. The inside of Monorail Silver now matches her outside with silver carpeting and large words spelling “Silver” across the upholstered back walls of the cars. Check out this photo of the interior snapped by Bob and Ashley.
The rest of the Monorail fleet, each with their designated color striped across the outside is expected to receive the same makeover in coming months. Fingers crossed we hear more about the future of Disney Monorail’s at D23 in August as most of the current Monorail fleet has been in operation since 1989 and are way past their prime.
Monorail Peach was put into service in 2011 and is the most recent addition to the fleet. Peach and Teal were built using undamaged parts from Monorail’s Purple and Pink which were retired after a deadly crash in 2009.
Disney’s Monorail system is the second most heavily utilized Monorail systems in the world, with over 150,000 daily riders.
Brand new busses have made their way to Walt Disney World as part of this resort wide transportation upgrades. These busses are sporting some fun character wraps.
Some other new busses have some nifty new perks as well. WDWNT is reporting that new busses currently being guest tested between Magic Kingdom and the Ticket and Transportation Center. These simple white busses with darkened windows are sporting USB charging ports between the seats and also shiny gray and blue seats complete with glittery blue laminate flooring. These busses are not the character wrapped busses though those are spotted on property in backlot areas most likely to be rolled out over the weekend or very soon!
That’s your transportation round-up!
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