Passport to the Parks has just posted a picture and write up from an anonymous cast member taken during the Cast Member Preview of the new attraction!
As I was writing this article about a website sharing information Disney also posted a video of the Skyliner so I will just combine the information for you.
Here’s the Video from Disney:
Cast Member previews for the Skyliner are going on now and we get a first look!
According to Passport to the Parks they were sent this description by an unnamed cast member:
“I rode today, and was very impressed with it! We were told at every station no photos or videos. I boarded at DHS station and got to Caribbean Beach, and everyone gets off there. There it’s a very open area, with very clear direction where to go. You get off the DHS line, and walk straight forward and go right and it will take you Pop, AoA way. Go left and it goes to Riviera Resort, Epcot, so I went left.”
I’m really excited about riding this. We often stay at Caribbean Beach and I like that it stops right there.
“Got on, got to Riviera, and was told to stay on, but getting off is an option too when the resort eventually opens, then was on the long ride to Epcot and it was awesome! It drops down near the gas station to do a 90 degree turn, then goes back up and goes to Epcot. I was asked to get off at Epcot, then just walked around the station (behind construction walls) and got back on and did it in reverse, got to Riviera, stayed on, switched at Caribbean then landed back at Epcot.”
I was wondering how long it would take.
“The ride from Caribbean to Epcot is 30 min. round trip, so this should definitely help and take some pressure off the buses. I was really hesitant when I first saw this, but I think it’s really great.”
It sounds cool, but I wonder if driving yourself or taking the buses wouldn’t be faster?
There were a lot of people worried about the air circulation and this should put people at ease.
“The cabins are very breezy, with the option to keep windows open or close them. I kept them open and felt a nice breeze the entire time. There are 2 benches facing each other, they said could fit 5 guests each, so 10 per cabin. There’s also audio on board which is awesome, telling us our next destination, what we’re passing etc. There’s also 2 emergency call boxes inside which I assume gets you in contact with someone in a Tower room somewhere monitoring the system and can talk to you if something were to happen.”
An image was also leaked, but it is by another source.
I think this sounds like fun but I don’t know if I would use it if we had a time crunch or needed to get to a reservation or something like that, but it’s definitely worth it for the views!
Skyliner by the numbers
There are 300 Skyliner cabins and each cabin can hold up to 10 guests.
There are Skyliner stops at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Epcot, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Riviera, Disney’s Art of Animation, and Disney’s Pop Century.
Disney’s Skyliner will officially open on September 29, 2019
If you would like to see more about it and a video Passport to the Parks made on the first day of Cast Member Previews, check out their article HERE.
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