• On Dec 1, 2022
    Juli from WI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello. Planing our first trip to Disney. Really looking forward to Skyglider options. How much extra time should we a lot for getting around/waiting to use it. Example if we want to do rope drop at 8. It takes 56 mins, should we arrive at 7 or 6:30?

    Hey there Juli and welcome to planDisney!

    The Disney Skyliner has quickly become my favorite mode of Disney Transportation. I remember watching it during the testing phase and dreaming of the day when I'd be able to soar through the skies towards a Disney Park. I'm happy to share what I've learned in the many flights I've taken since then. 

    Usually, The Disney Skyliner starts running 45 minutes to an hour prior to Disney's Hollywood Studios and EPCOT's opening, the two parks that it offers transport to. While an hour is definitely the recommended travel time to get to destinations around Walt Disney World, I'd recommend lining up for the Disney Skyliner at least 30 minutes before the official park opening if you have to make the transfer to get to your theme park. 

    In my experience, which resort you're traveling from and where you're going definitely make a difference when planning your travel timeline. If you're coming from Disney's Art of Animation Resort or Disney's Pop Century Resort you will have to soar to Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort which is the transfer point, exit your gondola, and get in line to catch another gondola to your desired destination. This can definitely take a little extra time if the lines are a bit long. If you're a Guest at Disney's Caribbean Beach you'll only have one line to manage since your resort is the transfer point. If staying at Disney's Riviera Resort, you'll only have to consider the transfer to Disney's Hollywood Studios since that hotel is the last stop before EPCOT. 

    Juli, I hope I've been of help to you today. If you have any other questions, please feel free to come back for another chat!

    Happy planning!


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Meet the Panelist: Taylor, Louisiana

Hey y'all! I'm a Louisiana Royal like Princess Tiana. I'm a musical theatre actress with a love for all things Disney. My multigenerational family can be found in the Disney Parks with a party of 10 or more, including my beloved goddaughter. Careful! She'll run you over on her way to Big Thunder Mountain Railroad! It's going to be a thrill making magic with you. Happy planning y'all! Learn More About Taylor

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