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Everything You Need to Know About the Disney Skyliner

Buses, boats, trams, minivans and monorails.

There are a ton of ways to get around the Walt Disney World resort. And a lot of the times they can be considered attractions themselves. Transportation is one thing but enjoy how you get from a to b is part of the fun when it comes to traveling around Disney.

This past week the newest form of transportation opened in Disney World and it signifies a huge shift in the way we’ll soon be getting around the entire resort.

The Disney Skyliner had its naysayers when it was first announced and as more details emerged people continued to be skeptical. But even only in its first week it has won many of those naysayers over.

In this episode of WDW Opinion we’ll be discussing just what it is like to ride the Skyliner, how it works and how it might change the future of transportation at Disney World.

Now I will preface this by saying this segment was recorded before an incident occurred on the Skyliner system. This past Saturday there appeared to be a pile up of the gondolas in the Riviera Resort station. I would classify it as a crash as they looked to be more stuck to one another than anything but, the incident did cause the Skyliner to be down for 3 hours. Leaving guests stranded in the cars above for that time frame. Luckily, no one was hurt in the incident and Disney has taken care of each guest who was stuck in each car, giving them some park hoppers, $100 gift cards and comping their taxis to their final destinations.

With all that being said, it’s an unfortunate incident but we have to keep in mind that this is a new system and a new style of transportation that has never been used in Disney World before. Right now I hope this is a one time occurrence and I’ll be treating it as such until otherwise. Currently the system is down as Disney investigates what went wrong. But for me once this comes back on line, I’ll be eager to give it another ride.

Plus Early Morning Magic is returning to the Magic Kingdom and Disney Visa Cardholders can get a special offer on rooms at the Riviera Resort. All that and more on this episode of the WDW Opinion Podcast.

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