What Happens to the Skyliner When It Gets Too Windy? It Closes Down


I know a lot of people wonder what happens to the Skyliner if it there is a storm or it gets very windy?

The answer is that it closes down. Just like the Friendships and other boats are shut down if the weather is dangerous for passengers.

When the weather is not suitable for flying on the Skyliner the transportation system is shut down. In times of situations like a hurricane, the cars are taken off line and secured. As we saw ahead of Hurricane Dorian.

Last night Disney guests were alerted via the My Disney Experience App that the Skyliner was shut down.

In an abundance of caution, we are making adjustments to our fireworks and transportation operations this evening due to high winds in the area.

This is for the safety of our Guests and Cast Members and we apologize for the inconvenience. Theme parks remain open for regularly scheduled park hours; following is a list of adjustments.”

Basically they modified some shows and cancelled others like “Epcot Forever.”

They cancelled the Skyliner and Sassagoula River Cruise, but the ferry boats from the Transportation and Ticket Center still ran.

Keep this in mind when you visit the Walt Disney World Resort, especially in stormier seasons, that they can cancel transportation options, shows and more for safety reasons. If that happens you can usually just take a bus to your destination or use other means of transportation that is still running.  You can also call for a Lyft or Uber if you need to.

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