Skyliner
  • On Apr 19, 2020
    Krystal from KY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We have adr for Cape May Cafe, but it is on a non-park day, can we still walk over to the station at Epcot International Gateway and ride the skyliner , WITHOUT going into a park ? We want to kill some time before our reservation...thanks !

    Welcome BACK, Krystal!

    It's so good to see you again, and thank you so much for asking another great Walt Disney World Resort vacation planning question to us hEAR at the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Oh Boy! Are you so excited planning your return trip Home to discover everything that's opened since your last visit, like the brand new land of Batuu in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge in Disney's Hollywood Studios?

    I have some great news, Krystal, as you are correct: Yes, you can access the Disney Skyliner located next to the EPCOT International Gateway entrance without needing to enter the theme park! I'm attaching a link with a map to the shop, World Traveler, that is just inside this area of EPCOT, steps after guests pass through the International Gateway entrance. The shop is the blue arrow, and the green awning-looking rectangles to the left of the shop are the turnstiles and bag check for this entrance. To the left of those awnings is the EPCOT station for the Disney Skyliner. And then further left of this Skyliner stop is the pathway you'll take to Cape May Cafe at Disney's Beach Club Resort. This is my kind of leisurely stroll!

    From this station you can enjoy a complimentary flight to the "main hub" Skyliner station at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort Hotel. Do note that you will pass through the station at the brand new Disney's Rivera Resort where you can exit your gondola to take a look around or you can stay put, but all guests are asked to exit at the main station at Caribbean Beach. But no worries because you can reboard a brand new gondola to head back to your starting station or you're more than welcome to try out the other two Skyliner lines. One line is a five minute flight to Disney's Hollywood Studios where just like EPCOT you won't actually enter the theme park. And the other is a direct route to the station located between Disney's Pop Century Resort Hotel and Disney's Art of Animation Resort Hotel. You are more than welcome to explore these resorts to take photos with their larger-than-life photo opportunities taken straight from some of your favorite Disney movies and even play on their playgrounds. You can even bring your Resort Refillable Beverage Mug that is included with your Dining Plan to enjoy a beverage on your self-guided tour!

    I hope that this helped plan your future non-park Disney Day, Krystal, and if you have any more Walt Disney World Resort vacation planning questions, We're All Ears!

    ~Kristen
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Meet the Panelist: Kristen, Texas

Hi, I'm Kristen! I am a preschool mom and military wife who loves keeping up with the latest Disney Parks news. Trips to Walt Disney World have always been fun, but now that I'm the parent AND the planner every moment is that much more treasured.  I am so honored and excited to be able to share tips I've picked up, pass on fun factoids I've learned, and help create magical moments for your vacation of a lifetime!  Learn More About Kristen

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