Starting on November 28th, 2018, the Friendship boat service temporarily closed. This boat service is the waterway transportation that takes guests to and from Epcot (International Gateway entrance), Disney’s Hollywood Studios and select resorts in the area, including Disney’s Boardwalk Inn, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney’s Beach Club Resort the Swan & Dolphin Hotel. The closure is expected to last into early December 2018. While the boat service is unavailable, there will be bus transportation available for guests to utilize.
This boat service closure is due to the construction that is underway for the new Disney Skyliner. The Disney Skyliner is set to officially open in late 2019. It is a new gondola-style transportation system that will give guests at select resorts more transportation options to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This new Disney Skyliner will connect Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Epcot, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and Disney’s Riviera Resort. Select gondolas will have iconic Disney characters in the exterior design of the vehicles. The design will look like a popular Disney character is riding along with them. There will be a variety of different characters from the different films, attractions and cartoons. We will continue to keep you posted as we learn more about the Disney Skyliner.
Who else is excited about the Disney Skyliner opening next year?