• On Jan 10, 2023
    Karen from MN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi there! Can someone not staying on Disney property ride the Skyliner into Hollywood Studios? My inlaws are joining us for a day and live in the area. I was curious if they could ride it with us. Thanks!

    Hey howdy hey, Karen!

    Welcome to planDisney and thanks so much for bringing us your question regarding Disney Skyliner access! I'm thrilled about the opportunity to help you out on this topic because the Disney Skyliner happens to be my favorite mode of Walt Disney World Resort Transportation. My family just returned from an unforgettable stay at Disney's Art of Animation Resort and my son loved watching the colorful gondolas pass by our Resort hotel room almost as much as he enjoyed riding in them! My family agreed that staying at a Resort hotel with Disney Skyliner access was a major convenience and a highlight of our vacation.

    If you aren't familiar with the layout of the Disney Skyliner quite yet, not to worry - you've got a friend in me! The Disney Skyliner is made up of three "lines" with a central hub located at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort. One line connects the International Gateway at EPCOT to Disney's Riviera Resort and Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort. A second line connects Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort. The last line connects Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort to Disney's Pop Century Resort and Disney's Art of Animation Resort. (It can be helpful to view a map of the Disney Skyliner before taking flight!) Please note that, depending on your starting point, you may need to transfer between lines to get to your final destination of Disney's Hollywood Studios. However, in my experience, transferring lines is a quick and easy process!

    Karen, you'll be happy to learn that Disney Skyliner transportation is available to all Walt Disney World Resort Guests! Upon arrival onsite at Walt Disney World Resort, Guests can take advantage of complimentary bus, watercraft, monorail, and Disney Skyliner transportation. It's important to note that Disney Resort hotel parking is reserved for Guests either staying at the property or that have dining reservations at the property. If your family members are not staying at a Disney Resort hotel and don't have dining reservations onsite, my recommendation is for them to park at Disney Springs and utilize bus transportation to a Resort hotel along the Disney Skyliner route. There, you could meet up and enjoy your flight to Disney's Hollywood Studios together - to infinity and beyond!

    I hope you find this information helpful, Karen. It has been my pleasure to discuss the Disney Skyliner with you! I hope you'll return to planDisney with any additional vacation planning questions you may have - we're here to help you create a magical and memorable vacation experience for your family.

    See ya real soon,

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Michigan

Hello friends! I'm Lauren M. from the Mitten State. I'm a mom, scientist, runDisney enthusiast, Disney Vacation Club Member, and self-proclaimed connoisseur of Disney snacks! For my family, it's a mix of both new and nostalgic that keeps us returning to the Walt Disney World Resort year after year. Throughout my life, I've been fortunate enough to experience many milestones and unforgettable moments at Disney Destinations and I can't wait to help you make magical vacation memories of your own! Learn More About Lauren

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