Is Disney World’s Skyliner Refurb Still Happening?

Disney Skyliner
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When visiting Walt Disney World Resort, no matter the time of year, you may notice that some rides and attractions are closed because Disney is refurbishing them. The rides and attractions at The Most Magical Place on Earth get so much daily use that refurbishment is critical to keep the rides looking and operating their best. Disney likes to keep as many rides and attractions open during peak seasons like summer and the holidays, so a lot of refurbishments happen in the “slow season” — typically January.

Walt Disney World Railroad with Mickey

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This month, the Disney World Skyliner was scheduled to be refurbished from the 22nd to the 29th. The Skyliner is Disney’s newest mode of transportation — taking Guests from Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort to Hollywood Studios and EPCOT. Guests can also board the Skyliner at Art of Animation and Disney’s Rivera Resort.

However, it looks like the refurbishment has been removed from the Skyliner portion of the website. What makes it odd is the fact that the refurbishment is still listed as happening at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort as well as Disney’s Art of Animation, as well as on the EPCOT portion of the site.

From January 22, 2023 through January 29, 2023, the Disney Skyliner will be closed for refurbishment Complimentary bus service will be available. 

Art of Animation Skyliner

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Here’s more on Disney’s Skyliner:

Glide across the sky and add an extra dash of pixie dust to your day. This grand, state-of-the-art gondola system conveniently connects Disney’s Hollywood Studios and International Gateway at EPCOT to the following Disney Resort hotels:

  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort
  • Disney’s Riviera Resort

Guests will be able to enjoy easy access to Disney’s BoardWalk entertainment district and a fun way to travel between International Gateway at EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Plus, the Disney Skyliner provides a relaxing trip to dining locations across Disney Resort hotels—including Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney’s Beach Club Resort and Disney’s BoardWalk Inn.

Disney Skyliner

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At this time, it’s best to assume that the Skyliner refurbishment is still happening, even though it is not mentioned on the Skyliner site. Disney Dining will keep readers updated if there are any further updates or changes.

About Krysten Swensen

A born and bred New England girl living the Disney life in Southern California. I love to read, to watch The Golden Girls, and love everything to do with Disney and Universal. I also love to share daily doses of Disney on my Disney Instagram @BrazzleDazzleDisney!