Disney’s Skyliner is the newest mode of Disney transportation, adding to the list of ways to get around Disney property — which also includes Disney busses, boat transportation, and the monorail. For Disney’s Skyliner Resorts, the Skyliner has become a critical aspect of Guests’ vacation, and its upcoming closure may affect some Disney Park day plans.
Inside the Magic confirmed with Disney that the Disney Skyliner will be undergoing maintenance on January 24, 2021, and busses will be running in its place. However, not all Skyliner stations will be down at the same time.
On January 24, Guests staying at Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort will not be able to use the complimentary Skyliner service, but the rest of the Skyliner stations (which run at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and Disney’s Riveria Resort) will be in full operation.
It is important to keep in mind that these other Skyliner stations will have to undergo the same maintenance in the future, and when that happens they will also close down for the day. At the moment, we know that Disney’s Hollywood Studios will have its Skyliner station down on January 26, 2021, and EPCOT’s station will also undergo the same maintenance on January 28, 2021.
As a reminder, the Disney Skyliner Resorts are as follows:
- Disney’s Pop Century Resort
- Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
- Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort (this is the central Skyliner hub)
- Disney’s Riviera Resort
Each of these Disney Resorts connects to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, giving Guests at these hotels a quick and convenient option to travel to both parks. Typically, bus services to both EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios from any of the Disney Skyliner Resorts run minimal due to the Skyliner being in place.
Now, it seems that busses to those two theme parks will run more frequently, just as those going to Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom, on January 24, from both Pop Century and Art of Animation.
On January 26 Guests staying at all Skyliner Resorts can expect frequent running busses to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, as well as for EPCOT on January 28.
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Do you like the Disney Skyliner? Would you prefer to bus or monorail to a Disney park instead?