Invented the term "Characterpalooza"
- Aug 23, 2008
Are you saying there's a bus from Pop to Riviera if it doesn't open on time? That would help, but I still picture myself standing there wondering if it's going to open any moment, and having to bail in a panic at the last minute. It just sounds like a stressful way to start the day.I stayed at Pop for two weeks in October/November, and the Skyliner was generally fairly reliable then... but it did stop running in bad weather, and on my last night/last morning the Epcot line wasn't running. So the shutdowns can be unpredictable.
However, when the Epcot line was down, it was replaced by a bus service running between the stations - if I'm not wrong they had a shuttle service running between the Boardwalk (for the Epcot station) and the CBR Skyliner station, so that people could still transfer at the CBR station to either the DHS or the Pop/AoA line. However the shuttle service would be far slower and less pleasant than the Skyliner.
I suspect that if you are late for your ADR because the Skyliner is down that it might be possible to get the no show fee waived, but this would be up to Disney...
I think my greater concern is not being able to predict what the opening time will be. And am I right that they don't post it online anywhere in advance? I don't want to show up and find out it opens at 8:30 and my ADR is at 8:30. I never dreamed when I made the ADR that it wouldn't be predictably running to get me there for my ADR.