By: Amy Kawa
Over the past few weeks, Disney has released a slew of new details regarding the Skyliner System, a series of gondolas connecting various resorts to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, which was announced at this year’s D23 Expo.
New concept art has popped up at both of the under-construction gondola stations at Epcot and Hollywood Studios, giving us more insight into the Skyliner Transportation System and what the individual Skyliner stations will look like.
From the Disney Park’s Blog:
The design of the Disney Skyliner station at International Gateway at Epcot will be inspired by the park’s nearby European Pavilions, and will be covered with metal and glass canopies, hand-painted murals and ornamental steel structures that harken back to the early 18th century Art Nouveau style. Guests traveling to Epcot via the Disney Skyliner will be welcomed to the park with a rare birds-eye view of World Showcase.
The design style of the station at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will fit with that of the park’s main entrance and bus stations. Passengers traveling here from the Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort station can expect a new aerial perspective of the park’s iconic attractions, like The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, and Disney’s Riviera Resort (Disney’s newest resort; still to be constructed) are the four resorts on property that will be connected via the gondola system in addition to the two theme parks. Caribbean Beach will be the central “hub” for the Skyliner, similar to the function of the Transportation and Ticket Center (TTC) for the monorail, where guests will be able to choose the right “line,” sending them on their way to their chosen destination. As you can see from the new diagram below, it appears as though Disney’s Hollywood Studios will run on a separate line (again, similar to the Epcot monorail) from the rest of the system, which will make a great deal of sense when Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens in 2019, and crowds reach levels never seen before in Disney Parks.
Photo courtesy of WDWNT
Stay tuned to Dreams on Main Street for their latest on the newest addition to the extensive Disney transportation network.
*Feature Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog