SURPRISE REOPENING! A MAJOR Disney World Transportation Closure Ended EARLY!

Planning a Disney World vacation certainly isn’t easy.

Tower of Terror in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

You have to book your hotel, buy your park tickets, make your dining reservations, and worry about potential closures you may have to deal with. Sure, ride closures can certainly have an impact on your trip, but it’s those pesky transportation closures that can really get in the way. If you’re heading to Disney World soon, we’ve got a transportation update for you!

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Good news, friends! The Disney World Skyliner officially reopened EARLY! The Skyliner was set to officially reopen on January 28th, 2024, but we noticed it was up and running on January 26th.


The Skyliner had been closed since January 16th for its brief annual refurbishment, with a majority of the service reopening on January 22nd. The line that services Riviera Resort and EPCOT was closed for a bit longer, though.

Here’s a peek at the sign!

But, as of NOW, the entire Skyliner is up and running once again, so you can use it to get around Disney World! A Cast Member noted that the Skyliner will temporarily operate at a slower speed on January 26th and 27th, so keep that in mind if you’re planning to use this transportation soon. That said, when we rode the Skyliner on January 26th, it took exactly nine minutes and twenty seconds to get from Disney’s Rivera Resort to EPCOT. (It normally takes between 9-10 minutes, depending on the number of temporary stops the Skyliner makes.)

Skyliner Turn Station

Whether you ride the Skyliner for FUN or as a little shortcut from EPCOT to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, it seems to be a SUPER popular way to get around the parks and resorts! And, while you’re at it, check out our Skyliner bar crawl if you’re looking for something fun to do.

Disney World Skyliner

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