Disney Skyliner Has Proven Its Worth Despite Criticism

The Disney Skyliner opened on September 29, 2019. The Disney Skyliner is a state-of-the-art gondola system that allows guests a direct transportation option from Disney’s Hollywood Studios and International Gateway at Epcot to the following Walt Disney World Resort hotels: Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort and the brand new, Disney’s Riviera Resort.

49An incident marred the opening of this amazing new transportation system just days after the official opening but Disney was able to reopen the system in just one week following the issue.

The issue happened on the Epcot line of the Disney Skyliner system at the Disney Riviera Station. According to a statement from Disney, the situation resulted in “unexpected down time.” Disney did not offer many details on the incident, the facts surrounding the incident, the cause or how long the system would be down.

Despite media outlets and Disney fanatics dramatic critisism of Disney and the Skyliner system following the incident, Disney Parks Blog announced Monday that the Skyliner is already celebrating transporting its one millionth guest since opening.

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Guests are enjoying the view from high above the parks as they soar across Walt Disney World property despite haters in the Disney community claiming no one trusts the system and that lines are non existant to glide along on this new mode of transportation.


This new system is unique in that it transports guests from value and moderate resorts that previously had to rely on either bus or Minnie Van transportation. The system will also service guests staying at the newest DVC resort, Disney’s Riviera Resort, opening December 2019. In addition, it provides a unique vantage point to Disney and allows guests a new and fun way to not only travel but to experience the magic.

Disney Parks Blog reported that, “We’re proud to celebrate this exciting milestone for Disney Skyliner and look forward to offering the best transportation experiences to many, many more Walt Disney World Resort guests in the future.”

We are excited to hop on a gondola and take part in this experience during our upcoming trip to Disney World. Congratulations Disney Skyliner on one million plus!

Thank you for stopping by and for the love of the mouse, never forget, that it all started with a mouse.

(Source: Disney Parks Blog)

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