For those of you who love to travel on the Disney Skyliner, Disney has announced that they will be closing the Skyliner transportation between EPCOT International Gateway and Disney’s Riviera Resort and Disney’s Caribbean Resort Jan. 23-Jan. 28. Other transportation will be available to help Guests reach their destinations. Disney bus transportation will be provided for Guests going to EPCOT. FriendShip boat service is also available for EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s BoardWalk Resort, and Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts.
If you’re not familiar with the Skyline, here is the official description from Walt Disney World on this fan-favorite mode of transportation:
An Innovative Twist on Flight
Discover Disney Skyliner, an incredible way to travel around Walt Disney World Resort!
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 Resort hotels: Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort and 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.
Some of the gondolas are adorned with iconic Disney Characters, figures from Disney attractions and film favorites, which makes getting around even more magical as Guests enjoy breathtaking vistas over and between each of these enchanting locations!
The Skyliner is closing due to the usual annual refurbishments and joins the list of many other Walt Disney World attractions closed (or will be closing) for maintenance.
Other Walt Disney World attractions that will be closed this year include:
- Walt Disney World Railroad closed for refurbishment and Tomorrowland construction (Magic Kingdom)
- Splash Mountain closed for routine maintenance Jan.10-Feb. 10 (Magic Kingdom)
- Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular has no return date announced (Hollywood Studios)
- Expedition Everest closed for refurbishment through mid-April
Walt Disney World Railroad closed with no scheduled reopening date