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Bus Service at Pop Century Reduced to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Guests Encouraged to Use Disney Skyliner

Bus Service at Pop Century Reduced to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Guests Encouraged to Use Disney Skyliner

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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.

Disney Guests Experience Down Time and Evacuations on Skyliner

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!

What do you think of Disney’s decision to reduce bus service in favor of Disney Skyliner? Will you be riding the Skyliner on your next visit to Walt Disney World? Leave a comment below or on Kenny the Pirate’s Facebook page and let us know! You can also use the blue Facebook button below to share with your friends who may be visiting Disney soon.

Jamie Fonseca

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Thursday 6th of February 2020

Well, I have yet to ride the skyline. That is not to say I wouldn't. I will ride in good weather, Not stormy. Now for the biggie, if for any reason I am stuck for more then 15 to 30 minutes, you better be ready to get me out, it will not be pleasant. I have a fear of heights, but I can get passed it but not being stuck

Hope Alello

Monday 6th of January 2020

We are going back to Disney Mardi Gras of 2020. 2 people in my party have a fear of heights. One person is claustrophobic. I ride an electric scooter. We had intended on staying at Pop Century. Its within my budget. I guess we will have do another resort within my budget.


Sunday 5th of January 2020

We were looking forward to our stay at Pop Century in 2 weeks, but not so sure now. We have no intention of riding the skyliner and it looks like we will be inconvenienced by riding the bus system. We were staying at the Boardwalk in October when the skyliner broke down and left riders trapped for hours. We decided at that point that we wouldn't ride the skyliner for at least a year, hoping by that time all the bugs would be worked out. I think Disney should do the same and not force guests to ride the skyliner since it has been plagued with many safety issues.


Sunday 5th of January 2020

Just one more way for Disney to cut services for their guests. We enjoyed our last 2 stays at Pop, but I think the next stay will be outside of the "bubble"


Sunday 5th of January 2020

i"m not comfortable with heights (that's putting it lightly) and I've ridden the Skyliner more than half a dozen times. I actually enjoyed the experience, The Skyliner is here to stay. Wait for the bus or use a Minnie Van.

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