• On Jan 5, 2022
    Jake from DOWN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    When exiting MK after close, is it possible to hop on monorail to Epcot, enter Epcot to skyliner then on to PopCen. I understand the bus is quicker, just curious about more exciting commute than a bus. Also are there buses to Epcot in the morning from Pop.

    Hello Jake!

    Traveling around "The World" using the Walt Disney World Transportation System is my favorite thing to do on my Walt Disney World vacations! It sounds like you have an excellent idea for getting from the Magic Kingdom to Disney's Pop Century Resort. I have used this same route before on my Walt Disney World adventures! While this fantastic route is possible, certain things have to align, and you will have to meet specific requirements. 

    1. Epcot needs to be open, and the monorail system has to be running to Epcot
    2. You will need to have the park hopper option on your tickets or have an annual pass because you will have to enter Epcot with a park ticket and walk through it to get to the Skyliner Station, which is right after you exit Epcot through the International Gateway
    3. To park hop, it will have to be after 2:00 pm because that is the current requirement to park hop
    4. The Skyliner will have to be operating (typically, it runs up to an hour after Epcot closes for that particular day)
    5. You will have to budget at least 60 minutes to 90 minutes or more because this route will take some time, according to my experience
    Here are some cliff notes on the transition points of this route:

    1. Take the Express Monorail from the Magic Kingdom to the Ticket and Transportation Center
    2. Get off the Express Monorail and transfer to the Monorail heading to Epcot
    3. Once you get to Epcot, enter Epcot and walk through Future World into World Showcase to the International Gateway and exit Epcot.
    4. Walk past the Friendship Boat dock, and the entrance to the Epcot Skyliner Station will be to the right.
    5. Ride the Skyliner to the Caribbean Resort Skyliner Station and disembark
    6. Get on the Skyliner that is going to Disney's Pop Century and Disney's Art of Animation Resorts
    Typically busses from Disney's Pop Century Respot to Epcot are not offered in the morning because of the Skyliner transportation option available to Disney's Pop Century Resort Guests.

    I hope that all of your travels are incredible on your next Walt Disney World vacation!

    Marc L.
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