Disney World provides many different kinds of transportation to accommodate guests traveling from Disney Resort Hotels to the theme parks and other entertainment areas around the resort.
One such service is the FriendShip Boats, which serve Epcot’s International Gateway. These boats take guests directly to World Showcase, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Boardwalk Inn, Disney’s Yacht Club, Disney’s Beach Club, and Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts.
The long-awaited Disney Skyliner will arrive in Fall 2019 and will be similar to former service which transported guests within Magic Kingdom between Tomorrowland and Fantasyland.
The new Skyliner will widely expand its reach servicing Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, and the future Disney Vacation Club Resort, Disney’s Riviera Resort.
Now, Disney is saying that they will have to interrupt FriendShip Boat service to install temporary structures near future routes for the Skyliner. FriendShip Boat service from Disney’s Boardwalk Inn, Disney’s Yacht Club, Disney’s Beach Club, and Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts to Epcot and back will not be available through late December.
The boats will still travel between the resorts and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and bus service to and from Epcot will be available in the meantime.
Disney provided an update that the FriendShip boat service to Epcot will continue each day but will stop at 9:30 PM through late December.
DIsney will provide bus service to and from Epcot when the FriendShip boat is not running. The walkway will remain open.