Hourglass Lake to Add Emergency Dock for Disney Skyliner

The introduction of a new gondola system that will transport guests through the air may have some theme park enthusiasts and potential vacationers wondering what will happen if an emergency occurs while their vehicle is suspended above water. A new permit filed today requests approval for the construction of a new dock at Hourglass Lake to be used for an emergency rescue boat which will serve the Disney Skyliner.

The dock will be located on the northwest shore of Hourglass Lake, adjacent to Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and across the water from Disney’s Pop Century Resort.


Application documents included with the plans state, “A boat dock is being proposed for the staging of an emergency rescue boat to serve the Gondola system.”

While it is no surprise that water craft would be required for any Skyliner-related emergency situations over lakes, some may be relieved to know that Disney is constructing additional rescue services exclusively with the gondola system in mind.


Source/Images: South Florida Water Management District