For years, Walt Disney World offered transportation to the parks via buses, ferry boats and the beloved monorails. In 2019, Disney World added a new form of transportation that brought guests to new heights – the Disney Skyliner. If you haven’t visited recently or just need a refresher, below is a complete guide to the Disney Skyliner system including a map.
What is the Disney Skyliner?
The Disney Skyliner is a gondola transportation system that has five stops, including at two parks and four resorts. It is a free form of transportation for guests and holds up to 10 guests in each cabin. The gondolas are wheelchair accessible and most strollers can be rolled right on without folding.
Each Skyliner cabin is themed to a different Disney movie, character or attraction, including The Haunted Mansion, Coco, Star Wars, and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Where does the Skyliner Go?
The Skyliner has stops at the following locations:
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- Disney’s Riviera Resort
- Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
- Disney’s Pop Century Resort
- Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
There are three routes that make up the Skyliner map and all converge at the “central terminal,” which is located at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort.
The EPCOT line includes a stop at Disney’s Riveria Resort and then the final destination, EPCOT. If you are traveling to EPCOT from Disney’s Caribbean Beach, or vice versa, be sure not to exit at Disney’s Riviera Resort. Travel time to EPCOT from Disney’s Caribbean Beach is 11 minutes in total.
The Hollywood Studios line does not have any other stops and take 5 minutes of travel time to get from the Caribbean Beach terminal to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
The final Skyliner line is the Art of Animation and Pop Century line. These resorts share a station and the trip from Caribbean Beach terminal to the resorts’ station is 4 minutes.
When does the Skyliner Run?
Operating hours for the Disney Skyliner change daily and are displayed at the entrance of all Skyliner stations. Usually, Skyliners begin running at least an hour before park opening and run an hour after park closing.
What Resorts have access to the Skyliner?
There are 4 Disney Resort hotels that have Skyliner stops – Disney’s Riviera Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and Disney’s Pop Century Resort. However, there are several other resorts that are within walking distance of the Skyliner. These include:
- Disney’s BoardWalk Resort
- Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
- Disney’s Beach Club Resort
- Swan Resort at Walt Disney World
- Dolphin Resort at Walt Disney World
- Swan Reserve at Walt Disney World
Each of the above listed resorts are within walking distance of both the EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios stations.