Walt Disney World Skyliner Opening Date Announced

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Disney World Skyliner Opening Date

Walt Disney World’s Skyliner will start running on September 29th, 2019, just a month after the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Maybe because it is Walt Disney World’s most observable construction (and there are so many construction sites right now), but it seems like Skyliner is the project everyone has been rooting for.

We’ve seen the stations take shape, car designs revealed, and the Skyliner running at various speeds during testing. It’s like we already know it, so anticipation has been building in a different way than out-of-sight projects (I’m looking at you, Guardians).

Skyliner Construction Walt Disney World

The Disney Skyliner takes off September 29th, 2019 Photo by Rich Ramos

Even if you’re still dubious about that “no air-conditioning” detail, you have to admit that quirky Disney transportation is a tradition that is worth upholding. From the monorail to the PeopleMover, and even the old Skyway at Magic Kingdom — new and innovative ways to get around was always something Walt believed in.

Skyliner Connections

The Skyliner will connect two parks–Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot–to four resorts:

  • Art of Animation
  • Pop Century
  • Caribbean Beach
  • Riviera Resort (opening in December 2019)

Guests will be able to view Walt Disney World like never before… I’m personally excited to ride this and I’m looking at it as an attraction. I love these kinds of sky-bucket rides and I’m sorry I never got to ride the Skyway to Fantasyland at Magic Kingdom.

Skyliner Cabins with Character

Skyliner Cars Disney World

Character designs are going to spark some fan favorites. Photo Courtesy of Disney

The part I’m looking forward to? Like hoping to get the Rex car on Toy Story Mania, I’ll be crossing my fingers to get the Finding Dory cabin for my first Skyliner ride.

Other ride car designs are:

  • Coco
  • Goofy, Pete, Horace Horsecollar and Clarabelle Cow
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Monsters, Inc.
  • Stitch
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Toy Story
  • Snow White
  • Moana
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Ratatouille

(not a complete list!)

Here is a little preview of the Skyliner from Walt Disney World to get you even more hyped about your inaugural ride:

Will you be climbing aboard the Skyliner when it opens? Let’s chat about it in our Facebook group!


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Rain Blanken

Rain Blanken is the frying pan-wielding content editor for WDW Magazine. She is a published author who has been working in digital media for 15 years. She is a DVC Member, WDW Annual Pass holder, former Disney Vacation Planner, and would live inside Boma if they would just stop checking under the tables at night. Chat with Rain on Instagram