We know many of you have been looking for an update on Disney Skyliner and we are glad to share that it has reopened to Guests today. Following a complete review with the manufacturer, Disney has made adjustments to their processes and training, and are improving how they communicate with Guests during their flight with Disney Skyliner. They offer their deepest apologies to Guests impacted by the malfunction that resulted in extended operating delays on Oct. 5, 2019.
Beginning today, you may travel aboard Disney Skyliner from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. However, system updates later this week will result in the following modified operating hours for Oct. 16-18:
- Oct. 16: The Disney Hollywood Studios® line will be closed while the other two lines will be available from 1 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
- Oct. 17-18: All lines will be open from 1 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Similar to ski lift systems, Disney Skyliner may slow or come to some stops during the ride, particularly when they need to accommodate Guests who require additional time to load their cabin. They want to assure you that the comfort of every Guest is important to them.
As a reminder, Disney Skyliner connects Epcot® and Disney’s Hollywood Studios to four Disney resort hotels: Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort (and the forthcoming Disney’s Riviera Resort, set to open Dec. 16, 2019).
This is a press release from Disney about the Skyliner and is great to hear. We thought that it may be weeks or even months before we saw the Skyliner take flight again. So starting today guests can use the Skyliner again but be aware that there are going to be some down times this weeks and possibly in the future.
Signage will most likely be posted near the entrances and exits to let guests know when these down times will be. If nothing else be sure to ask a Cast Member for details.
Dean has been writing and blogging for over 10 years. He specializes in Disney theme park news including updates, openings, special events and general advice for travelers. He doesn’t shy away from the good, the bad and the ugly. His previous work includes being a Cast Member at Disneyland and working as a travel agent.