News New Gondola Transportation - Disney Skyliner - Every Possible What If ....? Has Been Discussed.

begood524

Well-Known Member
Kinda disappointed they didn't even mention the Skyliner today - it would've been nice for them to have given some footage or some pics inside the stations or something!
 

MisterPenguin

Rumormonger
Premium Member
Kinda disappointed they didn't even mention the Skyliner today - it would've been nice for them to have given some footage or some pics inside the stations or something!
That Skyliner was mentioned briefly as an Epcot upgrade for its IG and connecting resorts.
 

flynnibus

Premium Member
Kinda disappointed they didn't even mention the Skyliner today - it would've been nice for them to have given some footage or some pics inside the stations or something!
They did talk about it... mentioning the opening date, the resorts and parks it would service.. and showed the cabins parked to highlight the art on them.

Honestly there is nothing left to promote about them except for 'they're open!'
 

creathir

Monorail and PeopleMover Fanatic
Premium Member
I doubt they’d announce any potential (as in potential) expansion today.

Maybe next time. Or the time after that.

;)

(Maybe I snuck this in during d23 P&R hoping no one would see)
Still don’t think it’ll be expanded.

I’m still betting on there being a more dramatic East/West transportation system being added.
 

pdude81

Well-Known Member
So is there any chance of the skyliner soft opening the 2 lines on Wed as rumored a few weeks ago? I still heard them grinding concrete in the past few days so I'm guessing the stations aren't fully complete
 

LukeS7

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So is there any chance of the skyliner soft opening the 2 lines on Wed as rumored a few weeks ago? I still heard them grinding concrete in the past few days so I'm guessing the stations aren't fully complete
I'll be checking into Pop on Wednesday, so I can check it out (assuming someone hasn't reported it by then).
 

trainplane3

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So is there any chance of the skyliner soft opening the 2 lines on Wed as rumored a few weeks ago? I still heard them grinding concrete in the past few days so I'm guessing the stations aren't fully complete
I'll be checking into Pop on Wednesday, so I can check it out (assuming someone hasn't reported it by then).
According to BlogMickey, no.
https://blogmickey.com/2019/08/select-dining-locations-to-open-as-early-as-230am-at-disney-resorts-for-galaxys-edge-opening-day/
Managers we spoke with did not anticipate the Disney Skyliner being a transportation option for guests looking to get to Disney’s Hollywood Studios on opening day.

Obviously this could've changed 20 times by now.
 

LukeS7

Well-Known Member
According to BlogMickey, no.
https://blogmickey.com/2019/08/select-dining-locations-to-open-as-early-as-230am-at-disney-resorts-for-galaxys-edge-opening-day/
Managers we spoke with did not anticipate the Disney Skyliner being a transportation option for guests looking to get to Disney’s Hollywood Studios on opening day.

Obviously this could've changed 20 times by now.
See I'm torn. On the one hand, I would love to be able to ride this while there, and it would be awesome to have it open. On the other hand, I soooo want this to open after August just to spite the site that shall not be named.

All jokes aside, this seems to be up in the air. A few users here have hinted it might be ready, but every official response has been no. That being said, I was told the day before reservations for GE opened that they hadn't made a decision if they'd be doing reservations yet soooo...
 

Bender123

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According to BlogMickey, no.
https://blogmickey.com/2019/08/select-dining-locations-to-open-as-early-as-230am-at-disney-resorts-for-galaxys-edge-opening-day/
Managers we spoke with did not anticipate the Disney Skyliner being a transportation option for guests looking to get to Disney’s Hollywood Studios on opening day.

Obviously this could've changed 20 times by now.
I severely doubt anybody would announce a soft opening...I have a feeling it wont open, but if it is a soft opening, I doubt they want it instantly crushed by the hoards.
 

LukeS7

Well-Known Member
I think just based on the facts that there are still people working on the roof and not a cast member in sight we should not anticipate a soft opening by Thursday :(
Unless I need to get my eyes checked, I believe there's 2 cast members directly below the construction workers in this photo

EDIT: Also, I think the fact that they're running tests of the audio is a good sign
 

begood524

Well-Known Member
Unless I need to get my eyes checked, I believe there's 2 cast members directly below the construction workers in this photo

EDIT: Also, I think the fact that they're running tests of the audio is a good sign
Oh I didn't realize those were CMs! Okay fingers crossed for Thursday then!
 

chrisirmo

Member
Unless I need to get my eyes checked, I believe there's 2 cast members directly below the construction workers in this photo

EDIT: Also, I think the fact that they're running tests of the audio is a good sign
Those do look like the generic cast member costumes, but the fact they're not in their final "swoop" costumes leads me to believe we may be farther than two days away from launch. I don't think we're a month away from the first passengers, but more than two days.
 
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