Limited Bus Service Now Also in Effect at Disney’s Riviera Resort, Caribbean Beach Resort, and Art of Animation Resort in Favor of Disney Skyliner Transportation

Early this morning, we reported that bus service was reduced from Disney’s Pop Century Resort to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. By limiting bus service, Disney is encouraging guests to instead use the Disney Skyliner.

Now, we have learned service has also been cut back at Disney’s Riviera Resort, Caribbean Beach Resort and Art of Animation Resort. Departures from these and Disney’s Pop Century resorts to EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios have been reduced to once per hour, effective January 5.

The Disney Skyliner will continue to operate on its current schedule, becoming the primary mode of transportation from the resort to the two theme parks. Bus service to Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom is expected to be unaffected by this change.

Additional buses will run during times of Disney Skyliner downtime.


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  1. This is disappointing. How early is Skyliner running with the (now extended) 7am HS opening time? What time is the first bus from POP to HS if Skyliner isn’t running in time?

    1. Chech with the front desk to confirm. We were there in mid December and the first bus was running an hour earlier than the Skyliner from AofA. We took the first (completely full, standing room only) bus and were able to get a boarding pass with no problem. You always have the option of ride share if you feel that neither Disney option will get you there in time.

  2. I love the change. Less busses on the road means a reduction of the burning of fossil fuels used on the buses

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