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Disney Skyliner at Walt Disney World to Close for Refurbishment Jan 16-27, 2024

Disney Skyliner

The Disney Skyliner at Walt Disney World will be down for its annual refurbishment January 16-27, 2024, and here’s what that means for your visit during that time.

The Details

This routine maintenance for the Disney Skyliner is normal and necessary to make sure all components are in top working order.

The entire Disney Skyliner route will be closed from January 16th through 21st for refurbishment, but the segment that connects Disney’s Riviera Resort with the International Gateway entrance at EPCOT will be closed longer, though January 27th.

Disney skyliner map

During this time period, alternative transportation will be provided to guests by Disney buses. Due to the bus system having different timetables than the Skyliner, guests at affected hotels should budget in extra time to get around.

Minnie vans are another transportation option on property, though there is a fee for using them.

About the Skyliner

This grand, state-of-the-art gondola system conveniently connects Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the International Gateway at EPCOT to the following Disney Resort hotels:

• Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
• Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
• Disney’s Pop Century Resort
• Disney’s Riviera Resort

Some of the gondolas on this mode of Disney transportation feature decor themed with Disney characters, and offer an amazing few along the routes.

In addition to closing for the yearly refurbishment, the Skyliner will close in the event of severe weather.

Have you ridden the Disney Skyliner? What do you think about it? Let us know in the comments.