Skyliner
  • On Dec 12, 2019
    Diane from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Does the skyliner run in bad weather

    It's great to see you here today at the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Diane!

    I am such a huge fan of the Disney Skyliner. Before it opened, I was really excited to see a brand new mode of transportation arrive at Walt Disney World Resort but it wasn't until I got to ride it for myself this fall that I saw what a revolutionary addition it was! I stayed at Disney's Pop Century Resort a few weeks ago and being able to glide to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios in about 15 minutes was so easy, convenient, and fun!

    One of the realities of vacationing in Central Florida is that sometimes there can be some interesting weather. It's usually beautiful, sunny, and clear but we all know to expect a few minutes of rain each day or maybe some thunder and lightning. Safety is Disney's number one priority, so they certainly keep an eye on the weather to make sure that it is safe to operate the Disney Skyliner. I have seen the gondola system stop temporarily when there is lightning in the area, much like they would stop the water transportation or certain attractions that have outdoor elements. The rain itself is not enough to slow it down, though, because I rode it while it was raining last week! There are vent flaps that open and close so you're fully protected from the elements inside your gondola if you happen to be riding in the rain. Rest assured that you will only be able to board the Disney Skyliner if it's safe to do so, and alternative modes of transportation will be available if you need to change plans or disembark for any reason.

    Have a magical day, Diane, and enjoy your flight!

    Jessica
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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our two rescue animals. We are Disney-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted-out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World instead! I'm thrilled to be on the Disney Parks Moms Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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