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Disney Skyliner Officially Closed, Updates Given

Skyliner construction
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Walt Disney World Resort spans over 25,000 acres and comprises four major theme parks, two water parks, numerous resorts, shopping districts, and entertainment options. When you stay on property, you have to have a way to get to all the magic.

Walt Disney World Cinderella Castle

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Due to how large Disney World is, guests cannot simply walk to the parks from their resorts. Instead, Disney offers several different types of transportation. Disney guests can use the Monorail, buses, Disney Skyliner, Ferry, and many other ways of transportation.

Disney World guests staying at certain Resorts such as Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Riviera Resort, or Disney’s Caribbean Beach get to travel high in the sky to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and EPCOT thanks to Disney’s Skyliner. The Disney Skyliner is a gondola transportation system that allows fast access to Disney parks.

Disney Skyliner

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Sadly, guests who are hoping to ride the Skyliner over to the parks from January 16 until January 21 will have to book another trip as the transportation is currently unavailable. The Skyliner is under an annual refurbishment. While this way of transportation is closed to guests staying at Skyliner hotels, buses will be provided for Disney guests.

It should be noted that Disney’s Riviera Resort and the International Gateway at EPCOT will remain closed until January 27.

With more guests using buses and other transportation options, there’s a possibility of increased crowding and longer wait times at transportation hubs, such as bus stops and monorail stations. This could lead to less comfortable and convenient travel experiences.

Florida inspecting monorails

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Disney takes safety seriously, and any extended closure of the Disney Skyliner is used to address maintenance or safety concerns. While inconvenient, this ensures that the system remains safe for future use.

If you’re staying at a Walt Disney World Resort this week through next, we recommend beginning your day a little bit earlier with the expectation that there could be some lines at the bus stations.

Does the closure of the Skyliner affect your plans heading to the parks?

About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.

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