• On Sep 6, 2022
    Linda from MD Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can you take gondola to Epcot from Art of Animation then monorail to Chef Mickey

    Hiya Linda! Welcome to planDisney!

    Ah, the Disney Skyliner, my favorite mode of transportation in all of the Walt Disney World Resort! My two little Mouseketeers insist on riding the Skyliner at least once each trip! Even if we don't visit the parks, it is like a fun-filled attraction of its own! 

    Great news, Linda. The short answer to your question is yes! But there are some nuances you should know about. First, you can take the Skyliner from Disney's Art of Animation Resort to EPCOT, but you'll have to hop out of your gondola and transfer to another at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort. This shouldn't take long and on the bright side, it's an opportunity to ride in a different themed gondola. Maybe you'll even get your favorite character!

    Once you arrive at EPCOT, you'll exit the Skyliner at the International Gateway Entrance to the park. This is the section just over the bridge past the France Pavilion and right before the United Kingdom Pavilion. To access the Disney Monorail, you'll need to enter EPCOT, so valid theme park admission and theme park reservations will be necessary. If you already planned to spend some time in EPCOT before traveling over to Chef Mickey's, then you're good to go! If you wanted to just switch modes of transportation without entering the park, that may prove to be more trouble than anticipated.

    You'll then want to exit EPCOT through the main entrance near Spaceship Earth and follow the path to the Disney Monorail. Again, you will need to transfer into a different Monorail at the Transportation and Ticket Center, so you'll actually enjoy two Monorail rides. Hop on the Resorts Monorail at the Transportation and Ticket Center and your route will run directly through Disney's Contemporary Resort, where you will exit to feast with Mickey and all his pals!

    If this all proves to be too much for one day, you may also consider using the Minnie Van Service connected by Lyft to transport you directly from Disney's Art of Animation Resort to Disney's Contemporary Resort for your meal. Though it isn't exactly a gondola in the sky, these comfortable, polka-dotted rides are a staple of the Walt Disney World Resort and even come equipped with car seats for the young Mouseketeers in your party!

    Have a magical day,

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, New Jersey

Hey friends! I'm Ashley, a Disney-loving mom ready to help you plan your next adventure! I am married to my college sweetheart and we have two young, energetic kids who have inherited our love of Disney! As Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members, we spend our time at Walt Disney World Resort in all different ways, from packed park days to relaxing by the pool, our family has developed a love for all Disney has to offer. I'm excited to share the magic with all of you! Learn More About Ashley

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