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Walt Disney World Friendship Boat Service Temporarily Unavailable Due to Skyliner Construction

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.

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About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at http://magicalvacationplanner.com/staff/christy-caby/ or look for me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/christy.caby. Have a magical day!