• On Jun 9, 2023
    Heather from MO 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 use the Skyliner to get to EPCOT before the World Showcase is open?

    Hello, Heather and welcome to planDisney! 

    Heather, I remember my first flight aboard the Disney Skyliner. Soaring through the skies as the birds do, I marveled at how efficient and convenient it was to arrive at EPCOT or Disney's Hollywood Studios from our resort. 

    Now, whether you have a breakfast reservation around Crescent Lake or are hoping to be one of the first patrons inside the park, let's talk about operating hours. In my experience, the Disney Skyliner begins operating 60-90 minutes in advance of park opening. So, for example, on June 15th, Disney's Hollywood Studios offers Early Theme Park Entry beginning at 8:00 AM, so you could anticipate the Disney Skyliner to begin operating between 6:30- 7:00 AM. On this same date, EPCOT has Early Theme Park Entry beginning at 8:30 AM, so if you are a Disney Resort Hotel guest, you would be able to enter the park beginning at 8:30 AM from the International Gateway (where the Disney Skyliner is located). On days that the World Showcase opens later than the rest of the park, you can still enter the park through this gate. You would just find that as you stroll around the lagoon, the individual pavilions and restaurants aren't yet open. 

    Heather, I hope this helps as you're planning your summer trip! If you have any additional questions or need recommendations, please don't hesitate to visit us again here at planDisney.

    Wishing you a pixie-dusted vacation, 
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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Pennsylvania

Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Vacation Club questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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