Skyliner Issues Persist, Disney Shuts Down EPCOT Line For the Day

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Lately, we have started to see the Disney Skyliner break down quite often. These breakdowns have been due to either maintenance or inclement weather, but when they do occur, it often creates some form of confusion from Guests who expected to get on the Skyliner, but now need to hop on a bus.

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Today, it seems that Disney’s Skyliner is not operating on the EPCOT line. Live streamer Spokesmayne was heading towards the Skyliner only to find out it was closed! He then confirmed with Disney Cast Members that the EPCOT line will be down due to maintenance for the day, as you can see in the screenshot photo below from his live stream at the Disney World Resorts.

Considering how often the Skyliner has had to close as of late, Guests should be aware that their plans regarding transportation should be flexible if they stay at a Skyliner Resort.

Credit: Spokesmayne via YouTube

In case you did not know, the Skyliner travels to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios from the following resorts:

  • 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
Credit: Spokesmayne via YouTube

When the Skyliner is not running, each Disney Resort that connects to the line will have more busses in operation to ensure Guests can get to the theme park of their choice. This is the opposite of what typically happens, as busses only run around once per hour to Skyliner theme parks when the Skyliner is running properly.

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With the summer months rolling in, which will cause lots of thunderstorms in Orlando each day, Guests who were planning to ride the Skyliner may find themselves on the bus at times. If you are at a Skyliner Resort while on vacation and notice there is thunder in the area, it is best to call the front desk and confirm that the Skyliner is in operation.

By doing this, you are avoiding having to walk all the way to the Skyliner, only to hear that you must walk back to the bus station due to inclement weather.

Have you ever planned to ride Disney’s Skyliner, only to find out it was not operating due to weather or maintenance? 

If you want to stay at a Skyliner Resort on your next Disney vacation, you should begin planning today! Academy Travel can ensure you pick the perfect Disney Skyliner Resort for your party to ensure you have a magical vacation. Click here to begin taking a look at all of your options.


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