Disney’s Skyliner, a gondola system connecting several resorts and two theme parks, opened a little over a year ago in September 2019. Before its opening, resorts on the Disney World Monorail, which connects three deluxe resorts and their related villas with two theme parks, were considered the most coveted accommodations … but has that changed now that the Skyliner is here?
I recently stayed at Disney’s Riviera Resort, which features a Skyliner station with direct access to the back entrance of Epcot as well as the BoardWalk area and the Yacht & Beach Club. In the other direction, passing through the hub next door at Caribbean Beach Resort allows for access to the front entrance of Hollywood Studios in minutes. Other resorts with Skyliner stations include Art of Animation and Pop Century, which in my opinion raises the value of these Value Resorts. The ability to get to so many resort areas for shopping and dining is a bonus.
The continuous cycle of Skyliner gondolas means the line moves almost continuously as well. You don’t have to wait for a monorail to come to the station to hop on – and you don’t have to wait for another one if the first is too full. The gondolas are also incredibly well designed with fun and popular Disney themeing which makes “which one” you’ll get a fun pastime for kids.
While I love the proximity to the Magic Kingdom that the monorail resorts offer, you can’t overlook the convenience and fun of being on the Skyliner route. Plus, if your budget doesn’t allow for deluxe accommodations then every resort category is covered here, meaning there is something for everyone.
You can view a map of the current Skyliner route here.
Katie lives in Louisiana with her husband and two children who she's raising to love Disney as much as she does. You can email Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org.