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Disney Skyliner - Gondola Transportation System

Nick

Staff member
Moderator
Sep 22, 2011
24,884
Orlando
Rode the Skyliner for the first time tonight from International Gateway to Riviera and back. First time on the system for me. Cabins were a surprising size physically being in them. The ride was very smooth, didn’t have any stops and the breeze inside the cabin was beautiful (although it was fairly cool tonight, around 80 degrees).

Overall, it was very pleasant, but I’ve yet to do the full trip from Epcot to DHS (or even to CBR). This will be a big perk for all hotels attached imo, as transport to Epcot and DHS will be far faster now. Especially from Riviera.
 

Legacy

Veteran Member
Jul 27, 2015
8,453
Rode the Skyliner for the first time tonight from International Gateway to Riviera and back. First time on the system for me. Cabins were a surprising size physically being in them. The ride was very smooth, didn’t have any stops and the breeze inside the cabin was beautiful (although it was fairly cool tonight, around 80 degrees).

Overall, it was very pleasant, but I’ve yet to do the full trip from Epcot to DHS (or even to CBR). This will be a big perk for all hotels attached imo, as transport to Epcot and DHS will be far faster now. Especially from Riviera.
I’m glad you made it back.
 

ThomasByrd

Rookie
Nov 1, 2013
157
Rode the Skyliner for the first time tonight from International Gateway to Riviera and back. First time on the system for me. Cabins were a surprising size physically being in them. The ride was very smooth, didn’t have any stops and the breeze inside the cabin was beautiful (although it was fairly cool tonight, around 80 degrees).

Overall, it was very pleasant, but I’ve yet to do the full trip from Epcot to DHS (or even to CBR). This will be a big perk for all hotels attached imo, as transport to Epcot and DHS will be far faster now. Especially from Riviera.
I love how 80 is “fairly cool”
 

Mad Dog

Premium Member
Jan 30, 2013
20,280
Pittsburgh area
Disney finally released a statement today. Since they prominently mentioned new training....and slowing up the system for those having problems boarding, I'm guessing the accident may have involved loading an ECV , wheelchair, or something similar, with the system moving faster at that load time than it will now. .
 

Scott W.

Premium Member
Feb 26, 2014
13,759
Glasgow
This is not news. But Disney will have a grand opening for a bathroom and their fans love taking pictures in front of walls so I guess this is expected.
News? Maybe but it's a good insight into how many people this is moving.

It opened on 29th September, crashed on the 5th, reopened on the 14th and hit a million guests today.

That's over 45,000 guests a day. That's a lot considering not everybody needs to use it and people being put off after the crash.
 
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Joe

aka TestTrack321
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Feb 15, 2012
14,216
Pittsburgh, PA
News? Maybe but it's a good insight into how many people this is moving.

It opened on 29th September, crashed on the 5th, reopened on the 14th and hit a million guests today.

That's over 45,000 guests a day. That's a lot considering not everybody needs to use it and people being put off after the crash.
Wonder if they double count the guests at CBBR transfer station.

This is just fluff trying to put out positive spin. It’s all frosting no cake.