• On Nov 17, 2019
    Christi from DE 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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    Hello! We will be visiting the Magic Kingdom in January. I am curious if we need a park ticket to ride the gondolas? Looking to fill our departure day with an activity or two. We are not staying on property this time around. Thanks!!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Christi!

    While you don’t necessarily need a Walt Disney World Resort Theme Park ticket to ride the new Disney Skyliner system, as an off-site Guest it may be difficult for you to get to one of the Skyliner stations. To access one of the stations, you’ll need to be outside Disney’s Hollywood Studios, at the International Gateway entrance to Epcot or at one of the Walt Disney World Resort hotels on the Skyliner path (including Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort or the soon-to-open Disney’s Riviera Resort, as well as those in the Epcot resort area). To access these stations you would need a hotel or dining reservation to enter the parking lot. For the station outside Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you would need to pay for Theme Park parking.

    I do hope you get to enjoy the new Skyliner system during your upcoming visit, though. I was able to ride it during my visit a couple of weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. If you’re looking for something fun and free to do on your departure day, I would highly recommend spending some time at Disney Springs. There’s so much shopping, dining and entertainment available there that you could easily spend an entire day! If you go, you definitely need to check out the new cookie dough food truck--it’s amazing.

    Please let us know if we can answer any other questions or offer any other suggestions for you, Christi! We’re always happy to help.

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Meet the Panelist: Amy, South Carolina

Hiya, pals! I'm Amy from South Carolina. I'm married to my Disney-loving best friend, and together we've raised two princes and a princess. Whether I'm teaching my high school journalism students, planning Disney Bounding outfits with my daughter, or researching which new adventures we'll encounter on our next Walt Disney World Resort vacation, I find a way to incorporate a little Disney magic into everything I do. I look forward to helping you discover the magic, too!  Learn More About Amy

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