Disney Skyliner Spotted – Will It Reopen This Summer?

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Disney Skyliner Update

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What is the situation with the Disney Skyliner? Walt Disney World’s new gondola transportation system was spotted on Friday, June 12, hosting its cars on the line.

We previously reported that all Skyliner cars were taken off the mainline and parked, and those gondola cars were reportedly still being stored as recently as Tuesday.

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We also reached out to Walt Disney World to see if they can confirm any developments regarding the Skyliner.

A Disney World Guest Services representative shared the following:

Unfortunately, they haven’t announced any news regarding the Disney Skyliner, so I could not say for certain. I would advise that you keep an eye out on the Disney Parks Blog or our website for any updates on it.

We also asked another Guest Services representative if the Skyliner would be back up and running on July 15. The Disney Skyliner connects Guests to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios as well as several Disney World Resort Hotels like Disney’s Riviera Resort, and both EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios are expected to reopen on July 15.

However, we were told that no, the Skyliner will not be back up and running to transport Guests by the time EPCOT and Hollywood Studios reopen their gates.

Disney Skyliner
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So, why was the Skyliner seen in what appears to be the middle of its operations? Is it simply a matter of keeping the system in shape or is it a test for an imminent reopening? Only time will tell at this point.

Disney Skyliner
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As far as its other modes of public transportation Walt Disney World has already confirmed that both the Walt Disney World Monorail System, Ferry Boat services, and bus transportation will be in operation once the theme parks begin reopening on July 11: 

We will begin running our Disney bus transportation on a limited basis for Guests staying in our resort hotels and will open monorail and ferry service when the parks reopen.

The monorail was spotted back up and running just a few days prior to this announcement.

For more information on the transportation available when Disney World reopens, click here. To read more on social distancing being implemented with WDW transportation, click here.

The Disney Skyliner has received mixed reviews since its opening and operates supplementary to Disney World bus transportation servicing Guests staying at Disney’s Riviera Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, and Disney’s Pop Century Resort.

What are your thoughts on the Skyliner? Do you hope it will resume operations after the parks reopen? Let us know in the comments!

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