Disney Skyliner to Accommodate One Party Per Gondola Upon Reopening for Social Distancing at Walt Disney World
Already seen testing on various lines throughout the latter half of the extended parks closure, the Disney Skyliner will be back in full swing starting July 15. Now, we have additional information on how loading will work to accommodate for social distancing.
In a new press release, Walt Disney World has stated the following regarding resort transportation for the reopening:
Transportation – Capacity and guest density is limited for complimentary Walt Disney World guest transportation, and guests are required to wear appropriate face coverings at all times during their journey. Buses and Monorails will implement a combination of physical distancing and physical barriers to provide separation between guest parties. Party groups will be required to maintain physical distancing while aboard Disney watercraft. Disney Skyliner will load one party per gondola when it returns to operation July 15, 2020. For those arriving in their own vehicles, auto plazas will offer cashless payment; parking lot trams will not be available at this time.
Whereas previously parties were combined to maximize capacity aboard each gondola, now each party will get their own, private cabin. Hours for the Disney Skyliner are slated to be 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM for EPCOT, and 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM for Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Disney’s Pop Century Resort, which will be reopening on July 10, and Disney’s Riviera Resort, which is now open, will have transportation to the two newly-reopened parks. (Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort will not reopen until July 29, and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort will not be reopening until August 12.)
Other forms of theme park transportation will also be available, albeit on a limited basis, via Monorail, ferryboat, and resort buses.