UPDATE: Bus service at all Skyliner resorts have been reduced to Hollywood Studios and Epcot. Check out full details HERE.
The Disney Skyliner has been open now for several months, and guests have long speculated that Disney would start to reduce bus service to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in favor of using the Skyliner.
It appears that change is now in effect for at least one resort.
According to a Ktp Crew member, the sign pictured below was posted at Disney’s Pop Century Resort. Beginning today, January 5, buses to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios from Pop Century will only be available for departure once per hour.
The Disney Skyliner will continue to run on its current schedule. This change will now make Disney Skyliner the preferred mode of transportation between Pop Century and Disney’s Hollywood Studios and EPCOT.
Bus service to Disney’s Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be unaffected by this change.
The Disney Skyliner opened in September 2019, and has been plagued with problems since opening. Just six days after opening, a Skyliner accident shut down the entire system.
Guests were stuck on the Skyliner for hours and ended up being evacuated by Reedy Creek Fire Department. Since that initial incident, the Skyliner has seen modified hours and occasional downtime.
At the time of this writing, it is unclear whether or not Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Riviera Resort, and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, which are all on the Skyliner route, will be seeing a similar change or not.
Kenny the Pirate will keep you updated on any similar changes announced!
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