Just as Walt Disney World attractions need to close for refurbishment, it appears that the transportation systems also need a break to recoup from the heavy holiday traffic.
Disney World’s website confirms that the Disney Skyliner gondola service will be closed for refurbishment in late January, announcing that complimentary bus service will be provided for Guests staying at the affected Resort Hotels.
The statement reads,
From January 22, 2023 through January 29, 2023, the Disney Skyliner will be closed for refurbishment. Complimentary bus service will be available.
All Guests looking to stay at those Resorts should be aware and reach out to the Walt Disney Travel Company or their Authorized Disney Vacation Planner for all updated information concerning transportation to and from the Theme Parks.
More on the Disney Skyliner
The Disney Skyliner is a gondola-style transportation service that connects Guests staying at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, and Disney’s Riviera Resort to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The EPCOT station is also within walking distance of the EPCOT Resort Area Hotels, Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, Disney’s Yacht Club, and Disney’s Beach Club Resorts. Like the Walt Disney World Monorail System, the Skyliner is completely free to ride on its own and does not require a Theme Park Reservation for you to take to the skies.
Disney World describes its newest transportation system on its website, in part, as the following:
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…
…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.
We at Disney Fanatic will continue to update our readers on Disney Parks news and stories as more developments come to light.