Taking Flight on the Disney Skyliner

On Monday, September 23rd we were able to ride the New Disney Skyliner thanks to a Cast Member Preview that Disney set up for all Cast Members to enjoy before the Skyliner opens to the general public on September 29th, 2019.

We had a wonderful time. It was the 1st day of Fall but here in Florida the weather isn’t your typical Fall-like weather, after all, we are Florida! But it wasn’t bad. The temps were in the low 80’s and it was a nice breezy day. The gondolas we’re comfortable, not hot at all. 

The Disney Skyliner has plenty of ventilation on the top and bottom and is well equipped with an airflow system. So the gondolas were well ventilated, breezy and even on various stops that we made, it was still very comfortable, not hot at all as some folks might think.  

The ride was also smooth. Minimal swaying, even going through the transitions, it was nice. I suffer from motion sickness, vertigo, asthma and anxiety… and aside from being a bit nervous to ride them at first, once I was on, I loved it. I did not get sick at all, no dizziness, motion sickness of any kind and I was not hot or uncomfortable either which if I would have been too hot or uncomfortable, it would have triggered my asthma and I honestly tell you, I was perfectly fine. 

I am a born and raised Floridian, so I know that people worry about our very Hot Florida summers, and while I can honestly tell you that we rode it on a breezy, 80+ degree day, I don’t think even on the days where it’s 90+ degrees it will be that uncomfortable to ride the Skyliner.  But let’s be honest… If you totally feel that you are going to be uncomfortable riding the Skyliner, Disney does have other transportation options to get around Walt Disney World. You are not obligated to ride the gondolas, it’s just another mode of transportation that Disney has provided to its guests to facilitate getting around the parks and resorts. But I wouldn’t knock it before trying it.

We also were asked this question on our Facebook Page by one of our followers: “What is the protocol if a thunderstorm is approaching or there is lightning within range?” We did ask a Skyliner CM and the answer is: “For your safety, the Skyliners will not be in operation due to inclement weather or lightning is within range“..  We hope this information helps. 

Again, this is my honest opinion. I’m not getting paid to say this, or benefit from this in any way. I’m just sharing our experience and hope that it can help others that might be wondering or have questions.

We took a video of our flight. Hope you enjoy it! 

Also, there is Skyliner merchandise that will be available for guests, Annual Passholders, DVC Members and Cast Member exclusives. 

Will you be giving the Disney Skyliner a chance and taking a ride? Let us know in the comments or join the conversation on our Center of Magic Facebook page or join our Facebook group: Center of Magic Explorers.  

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I'm a native Floridian, Wife and Mother that enjoys writing all about the great places and activities there are to do in Central Florida. I'm a past Walt Disney World Cast Member, current Annual Passholder to many of the local theme parks and I enjoy spending lot's of quality time with my family and friends.

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