• On Aug 1, 2020
    Kailey from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have reservations in the morning at Topolinos (Riviera) - and are going to Epcot afterwards. Can I park at The Riviera and catch the skyliner over to Epcot? - We are annual passholders so we get free parking at the parks, but want to take the skyliner.

    Welcome, Kailey! 

    I love the many benefits of my Walt Disney World Resort Annual Pass. Complimentary standard theme park parking for select levels of Annual Passes is just one of the many perks I appreciate when visiting Disney Parks. Although Disney Resort Hotel parking is not included with any Annual Pass level, Guests participating in select dining, shopping, entertainment, and recreation experiences may receive complimentary standard self-parking for the duration of their activities at the resort. A confirmation of your reservation may be required to receive your parking privilege, which is typically for up to three hours.

    Although you may not receive all-day parking privileges at the resort hotel, you are still welcome to experience the exhilaration of the Disney Skyliner. Depending on the time of your dining reservation, and the theme park operating hours and the corresponding operating hours of the Skyliner on the date of your visit, you might be able to take a round trip on the gondolas from Disney’s Riviera Resort. It’s so much fun, I would even recommend a trip during your visit to EPCOT. It is such a treat, I would consider it a bonus attraction!

    Tony’s Tip: If you plan to enjoy a trip aboard the Disney Skyliner, I recommend paying close attention to the operating hours of the aerial gondolas on the day of your visit. Skyliner hours may vary from day to day depending on various conditions. You can find this information on posted signs or by asking a Cast Member at a Skyliner station, Guest Relations locations, or a Disney Resort Front Desk. Because the Skyliner station for EPCOT is located at the theme park’s International Gateway entrance, you’ll want to be sure to be aware of park hours as well. It’s important to remember that Guests may not re-enter EPCOT through the International Gateway after park closing, even if only to transit to the Future World entrance to return to the parking area or bus transportation.

    I hope you enjoy your meal with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Daisy Duck at Topolino's Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera. You are going to love getting to know the more artistic side of some of your favorite Disney Characters. Note that during the phased reopening of the Walt Disney World Resort, individual interactions with characters may not be available. Though they may offer you a special keepsake to remember your meeting with them, even if it was socially distant. 

    See ya real soon, Kailey!

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Meet the Panelist: Tony, Utah

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