• On Nov 17, 2019
    Derrick from IN 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 are staying at Pop Century and plan to go to Chef Mickeys for dinner. We’d like to take the monorail to Epcot and the skyliner back to the hotel. Is this possible without a park ticket for that day?

    Hi Derrick!

    You are going to love the new Disney Skyliner! It's such an easy and quick transportation method and it will be the perfect way to travel from your vacation "home" to Disney's Hollywood Studios and Epcot, as well as to the other Disney Resort hotels with Disney Skyliner stations!

    Epcot's monorail station is located at the main entrance of the theme park, while its Disney Skyliner station is located at the park's International Gateway entrance. So if you would like to take the monorail to Epcot, the only way to get from the main entrance to the International Gateway entrance is through the theme park, which requires you to use a theme park ticket. This means that, unfortunately, this route won't work for you if you will not have valid theme park admission for Epcot on the day of your dinner.

    However, you have a few other options to travel "home" from your dinner. You can always walk or take the monorail from Disney's Contemporary Resort to Magic Kingdom and then catch a complimentary resort transportation bus to Disney's Pop Century Resort. Or, if you want to enjoy beautiful nighttime views from the Disney Skyliner during your return trip, then you can take a bus from Disney's Contemporary Resort to Disney's Hollywood Studios and then catch the Disney Skyliner from Disney's Hollywood Studios to your vacation "home" as the bus station and the Disney Skyliner station are in the same area at this theme park.

    Keep in mind that complimentary resort bus service from a Disney Resort hotel to the theme parks generally ends one hour before theme park closing time and service from the theme parks to the Disney Resort hotels generally ends two hours after the theme park closes. So depending on your dinner time, that may influence your transportation choices.

    Derrick, I hope you're keeping an eye on the Disney Parks Blog as you continue to plan your trip so you can get the latest news and announcements about all of the new magic headed to Walt Disney World Resort in time for your trip! Also, feel free to come back to see us if you have additional questions we can help you with. T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to three little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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