Disney Skyliner to Undergo Renovations

When the Disney Skyliner opened to the public, it didn’t last a week before tearing up.

The gondola-style lift opened on September 29, 2019, with five stations. Since then, the gondola system has suffered multiple incidents, most recently last month.

The Skyliner’s Moment to Shine?

Still, the Skyliner has proven remarkably effective during the pandemic.

Courtesy of Disney Tourist Blog

You may recall that many questioned the open-air ventilation system instead of an air conditioner in each vehicle. Due to COVID-19, Disney’s choice has proven brilliant with the benefit of hindsight.

Renovations in the Works

Still, the most recent accident demonstrates that hiccups remain, something park officials recognize.

Next January, the Disney Skyliner will go offline for a few days to undergo a few well-needed renovations.

Please be aware that any Walt Disney World visit from January 23rd through January 28th in 2022 will require alternative transportation.

Resort Impact

This news will significantly impact guests at Disney’s Riviera Resort. They rely on the gondola service to reach EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Disney has indicated that additional buses will transfer to and from Skyliner-adjacent resorts during this “periodic maintenance” period of six days.


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