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PHOTOS: Disney Skyliner Landing System Installation at Hollywood Studios Station

This is a Disney Skyliner Construction Update.  Today we’re going to see the Disney Skyliner landing system being installed in Disney’s Hollywood Studios station, and take a better look at how the system works.  Just last week we saw images of the bull wheels being installed, and now with it all together you get a better idea of the final product.

As always we want to thank @bioreconstruct over on Twitter for taking these awesome shots, whenever we need construction shots he’s the best!  Let’s see how the installation of the landing system at the Hollywood Studios station is coming…

Here you can see a piece of the landing system which will load and unload the Disney Skyliner cars at the station, being lifted over to the station in Hollywood Studios:

Disney Skyliner Landing System Installation at Hollywood Studios airlifted

Each piece of the landing system is pre-assembled and then put into place by this big crane:

Crane for Disney Skyliner Landing System Installation at Hollywood Studios Station

Disney Skyliner Landing System Installation in place

The Disney Skyliner Stations will have two turnarounds and here you can see pieces for the inner turnaround being installed:

crane lifting piece into place for Disney Skyliner Landing System Installation at Hollywood Studios

close up of wheels for Disney Skyliner Landing System at Hollywood Studios Station

Disney Skyliner Landing System Installation lots of wheels

This is the gap for the inner turnaround:

Disney Skyliner Landing System Installation turn system

Disney Skyliner Landing System Installation at Hollywood Studios Station

There are a tremendous amount of wheels in each section of the landing system:

Disney Skyliner Landing System Hollywood Studios Station

This is the inside of the track, showing how the Disney Skyliner cars are lead through the track:

turnaround for Disney Skyliner Landing System Hollywood Studios

view of the landing system for Disney Skyliner

Here is a good view of the wheels where cable meets the landing:

closeup of wheels for Disney Skyliner

As we saw last week the bull wheels which will power the cables, you can now see them together with the other pieces of the Disney Skyliner landing system, giving you a better idea how it all works together:

bull wheel Disney Skyliner Landing System Installation at Hollywood Studios Station

Disney Skyliner Landing System Installation at Hollywood Studios Station bull wheel closeup

Over in Epcot, you can see one of the Disney Skyliner Towers rising up behind the Italy Pavilion.  This shouldn’t be visible unless you are in the lagoon or across on the other side of it:

italy pavilion in Epcot with Disney Skyliner tower behind

Lastly we can see the construction work being done on the Disney Skyliner turn station between the Riviera Resort and Epcot stations:

turn station for Disney Skyliner between Riviera Resort and Epcot

That’s it for now, stay tuned as more construction news about the Disney Skyliner comes out.  The Disney Skyliner has an expected opening date of Mid-Late 2019.

For an in-depth guide you can read our Disney Skyliner Gondola Guide for info on the capacity, air cooling, route and map.

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Photos: @Bioreconstruct

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