Skyliner; Art of Animation
  • On Jan 5, 2024
    Amber from TN Asked Please note that 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, should we use the skyliner or drive ourselves to get to Hollywood Studios the earliest?

    Welcome to planDisney, Amber! This is a great question, and I hope to give you the information to make the best decision for you, as really there is no wrong answer.

    I'll admit in full disclosure, the Skyliner is my favorite mode of transportation at Walt Disney World, and I love staying at resorts like Pop Century for access to this magic carpet. It takes about twelve minutes in the air to get from Pop Century to Hollywood Studios: roughly a six-minute ride to Caribbean Beach station and then six minutes to Hollywood Studios. The drive by car may be technically shorter (around 6-8 minutes on the road without traffic), but the Skyliner drops you off close to the gates. I feel it also gives me that "Disney feeling" before my day at the park starts. Hopping into a gondola and seeing the parks with a bird's eye view beats red brake lights and traffic lights for me.

    Early theme park entry is a favorite benefit of many Disney resort guests, so if you are planning on arriving early, make sure to include time to go through security and be ready with your MagicBand for park entry and proof of resort stay to rope drop your favorite attraction.

    For your trip, be sure to check out this planDisney Pocket Guide to Pop Century Resort and come back to planDisney if you have any other questions.

    May the Force be With You!


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