The Disney Skyliner is the newest transportation option for guests when they are visiting Disney World.
It opened back in 2019 and guests staying at Disney’s Riviera Resort, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort can hop on board a gondola to get to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and EPCOT. And, normally that is the only way to get to the two parks from the resorts — except when it rains.
Florida is no stranger to inclement weather and it’s pretty likely that you’ll experience at least one rainstorm if you’re visiting Disney World in the summer. And, when that does happen, Disney shuts down the Skyliner. So, how do you get between the resorts and Disney’s Hollywood Studios or EPCOT when it’s storming like this…?
A look at the Pop Century Skyliner line paused due to weather. pic.twitter.com/D5JIlnSyu3
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Well, Disney opens up another form of transportation — buses! Outside of the Skyliner transportation center, Disney will place out signs to let you know which lines are not currently running.
And, close by, you’ll find signage indicating where you should go to hop on a bus. We were at Disney’s Pop Century Resort when the rain hit today, so the signage was out to direct guests to the bus stop at Classic Hall.
Much like lines for buses to Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney Springs, and Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, Disney sets up a temporary queue for buses to both EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
And, then they start pulling up the Disney buses! The line may not go as quickly as it would for the continually moving Disney Skyliner, but you’ll still be able to get to both parks — even in the rain!
So, if you’re staying at a Disney World Resort hotel that is located on the Disney Skyliner route, keep this in mind when rain passes through the area. And, check out more Disney World transportation tips and tricks in our video below!
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