Amidst Confusion and Inconsistencies, Disney Confirms Upcoming Skyliner Closure Is Still Happening

UPDATE: The Disney Skyliner has returned to normal operation. Read this post to learn more about the Skyliner as you plan your next Disney vacation. 

Not long ago, Disney Tips reported that the Disney Skyliner transportation system would be temporarily closing for refurbishments. At the time, it was confirmed that Disney’s newest mode of transportation would be closed from January 22 through January 29 of this year.

However, there was some confusion this morning that had Guests second-guessing these dates.


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For context, the Disney Skyliner takes Guests to and from certain Parks and Resort hotels: EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, and Disney’s Riviera Resort.

Earlier this week, many of the pages associated with these locations on Walt Disney World’s official website had a banner at the top of the page, alerting Guests that the Disney Skyliner would be down for refurbishment with the dates.


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However, earlier today, some Guests noticed that this banner was taken down from the official Disney Skyliner Page, despite still being listed on the pages for EPCOT, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort.

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While this caused some questioning, a Cast Member was able to clear up the confusion in an online forum, confirming that the Disney Skyliner will be closing for refurbishment on January 22 through January 29.

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If you’ll be visiting any of these Resort hotels and are planning on taking the Disney Skyliner into the Disney Parks, there is no need to panic! There will be other modes of Disney transportation that Guests can ride to and from the Parks, totally free of charge.

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.