An opening date will likely be announced this summer
As you might already know, this summer will bring the bi-annual D23 conference back to Anaheim from August 23-25. And while we are expecting a lot of announcements concerning Walt Disney World to come through this convention this year, including opening dates for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios, Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway, and perhaps even the new Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster, tucked in between these major announcements, we are also expecting Disney to reveal when their new Skyliner system will be open.
And if Disney is indeed targeting a late 2019 opening for Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, we'd guess that we are looking at a fall opening date for the Disney Skyliner, so Disney can get this new transportation option ready for guests before the opening of this blockbuster new land.
Though we've been surprised by many of the developments regarding the Disney Skyliner project (including the revelation that Skyliner cabs would feature Marvel characters as well as the unfortunate news that Disney Skyliner cabs would not be air-conditioned) it looks like this project is continuing to move along, with testing continuing to happen around the resort.
And while we're not expecting this new transportation to open before the middle of the year, it seems almost certain that we'll be able to ride the Disney Skyliner sometime this fall, right before the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge! Are you excited to check out Disney's newest transportation system?