• On Dec 29, 2019
    Amy from OH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    When taking the Skyliner from Art of Animation to Epcot/ Beach Club Resort is there a change of gondolas required? How long would that take? Is walking from the Skyliner to the Beach Club reasonable?

    Hi Amy,

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I am so excited you're planning to use the Disney Skyliner transportation system. On a recent visit to Walt Disney World Resort, I was able to take the Skyliner several times and I fell in love with it. The ride is smooth from beginning to end. 
    When traveling on the Skyliner from Disney's Art of Animation Resort to the International Gateway at Epcot, you will need to transfer at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort. I found the transfer process to be quick but it will depend on the time of day. If you are traveling close to park opening or closing times, you might find longer lines but they move so fast. Disney Skyliner is constantly loading so the line is always moving. I'm not an incredibly patient person so a moving line is much more pleasant to me than standing in one place while waiting. The travel time from Disney's Art of Animation Resort to Epcot should be around twenty minutes. I always add a little time as a buffer if I have an advanced dining reservation. 
    Disney's Beach Club Resort is a quick, lovely walk from the International Gateway station. It's a less than 5-minute walk to the Beach Club property and a 10-15 minute walk to the lobby. Those times are based on a casual walk. If you are a power-walker, you may not take as much time.
    Amy, thank you for visiting us with your question. I hope you will be zipping through the skies on the Skyliner during your upcoming vacation. I also hope you'll let us know if we can help you with any other planning questions!
    Wishing you a magical vacation,
    Amy H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hey, Howdy, Hey! I'm Amy H. and I have been a fan of Walt Disney World since my first visit during the Magic Kingdom Park's opening year. I'm married to my favorite person in the world and since our son and daughter are in college, we have been enjoying more spur of the moment trips to the Most Magical Place on Earth. No matter the ages or size of your traveling party, I'd love to help plan you plan a magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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