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PHOTOS: Disney Skyliner Bull Wheel Installed and Station Landing Details (Construction Update)

This is a Disney Skyliner Construction Update.  We’re going to look at the Disney Skyliner Bull Wheel Installed in Disney’s Hollywood Studios as well as a close-up of the landing system in the various Disney Skyliner Stations around Walt Disney World.  We’re also going to look at how the Skyliner is blending in with its surrounds around property.  A lot has changed since our last Disney Skyliner Update when we saw the landing starting to be built at the Hollywood Studios station and also the weather measuring system installed on the tops of the Skyliner towers.

Thanks to @bioreconstruct over on Twitter we have some more awesome aerial photos of the Disney Skyliner construction, he always gets the best photos while we can stay on the ground!  Let’s see how the progress at the Hollywood Studios station is coming…

Here we can see the progress going on at the Caribbean Beach Skyliner Station:

Disney Skyliner Caribbean Beach station

You can see various staging materials lined up along the road leading to the Caribbean Beach station:

Disney Skyliner landing Caribbean Beach path

Why are they needed.  Just look at all the construction going on here!  The site for the Disney Skyliner at the Caribbean Beach Resort is absolutely huge!  Don’t forget that it’s going to be the hub station for all the different Disney Skyliner lines, so this is where you’ll be making transfers depending on where you’re going to:

Disney Skyliner landing Caribbean Beach

This is a great shot of the Disney Skyliner landing system at the station.  On this mechanism is where the different Skyliner cars will land and then be launched back out.  We really get some great detail here:

Disney Skyliner landing Caribbean Beach close

From the Caribbean Beach station you can plainly see the Skyliner path leading through the woods here over to Disney’s Hollywood Studios:

Disney Skyliner DHS leg

That’s sure an intimidating row of Skyliner Towers:

Disney Skyliner Hollywood Studios leg

The Disney Skyliner will take guests up and over the Hollywood Studios parking lot (which is getting a huge renovation btw) and over to the Skyliner Station here near the entrance to the park:

Disney Skyliner Hollywood Studios station

From the bottom side of the Skyliner station here, you can see the old path leading to Hollywood Studios, coming from the Epcot area hotels like the Boardwalk and Yacht and Beach Club.  The sidewalk has completely changed here with the left arrow showing you the old path and the right arrow is where the new one will be:

Disney Skyliner walking path Hollywood Studios

This shot shows again where the old path was, now instead it will empty out into the Bus Loop area just to the left:

Disney Skyliner Hollywood Studios walking path

Are you saying the Skyliner doesn’t fit with the mid 1930’s Hollywood look??  At least we’re only in the parking lot!

Disney Skyliner Tower of Terror view in Hollywood Studios

Now we get a closer look at the Disney Skyliner Station in Hollywood Studios.  You can see a similar landing system is being installed here as over at the Caribbean Beach station.  In this shot though since it’s not yet finished, you can get a really good look at the Bull Wheel which pulls the massive cables, and in turn moves the Skyliner cars:

Disney Skyliner Bull Wheel Installed in Hollywood Studios aerial

Here’s another shot of the landing at the station from the ground:

Disney Skyliner Bull Wheel Installed in Hollywood Studios from ground

That wheel is HUGE!

Disney Skyliner Bull Wheel Installed in Hollywood Studios close up

Disney Skyliner Bull Wheel Installed in Hollywood Studios

Moving on from the Hollywood Studios station we get over to the next stop after the Caribbean Beach, the Disney Riviera Resort station:

Disney Skyliner Riviera Resort

Progress is moving along very nicely here and construction has already risen to the 9th floor:

Disney Skyliner Riviera Resort

I had heard a rumor last week that the Disney Skyliner would only have one stop near the Caribbean Beach and Riviera Resort and that guests of  both resorts would have to share a station.  That is absolutely incorrect.  I don’t know why they were saying that but as you can see there is another separate station for the Riviera Resort, even though I guess some guests staying at this end of the Caribbean Beach could use this station.  But that other huge station we already saw is the main one for the Caribbean Beach Resort.Disney Skyliner Riviera Resort Station

Lastly we can see the last leg of the Disney Skyliner which brings guests to Epcot.  Each arrow indicated are the individual Skyliner towers leading to the station:

Disney Skyliner Epcot leg

Some are wondering about the impact of the Disney Skyliner on the aesthetics in Epcot.  Though it’s not much imo, you can slightly see one of the Skyliner towers from World Showcase Lagoon, just behind the France pavilion.  For the most part you won’t see it in World Showcase:

Disney Skyliner Epcot view

So that wraps up our latest construction update for today.  For more information read our guide to the Disney Skyliner which explains in detail the Skyliner Route, Map, Capacity and Opening.

Don’t forget to check out my latest Disney World Construction Updates including:

 Your Thoughts:

I want to know what you think about the Disney Skyliner Bull Wheel Installed in Hollywood Studios and the other progress around property.

  • Are you excited for the Disney Skyliner?
  • What are you most looking forward to about it?

Let us know in the comments section below!

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Photos: @Bioreconstruct

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