Bar Crawl-Skyliner Style
A new Disney transportation era is upon us. The Skyliner will open officially September 29th and with it a number of possibilities when it comes to transportation from select Disney resorts to theme parks.
This state-of-the-art transportation system offers a new way to experience Walt Disney World Resort with amazing views only available from the sky. Disney Skyliner will connect Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot to four hotels—Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and the new Disney’s Riviera Resort, projected to open in December.
New forms of transportation means one less thing to worry about when you are planning on taking in some adult libations around property, and with the Skyliner you will be able to hit a lot of lounges and bars that are quite unique and fun to visit.
We will start the crawl at International Gateway. This is commonly known as the back entrance to Epcot. Most importantly it gives us plenty of options to hit that are within walking distance.
If you have a park hopper ticket you could start in the UK at the Rose and Crown Pub, come in for a pint from their many different beer offerings.
Next stop exit Epcot and head towards the Boardwalk for one of the most unique and fun lounges. The AbracadaBar, once a secret lounge of illusion, is now open for visitors to indulge in magical concoctions in a sophisticated social club setting.
Other options at the Boardwalk are the ESPN Club and Big River Grille & Brewing Works. A further walk will take you to the Yacht and Beach Club where they have the Ale and Compass Lounge and Martha’s Vineyard.
And now hop on the Skyliner for your next destination, the Caribbean Beach Resort and the newly opened Banana Cabana. Cool off with a refreshing drink at this walk up bar, with beautiful tropical setting and Caribbean music, indulge in a Caribbean Smuggler, Guava-Rita or Bourbon Breeze.
A quick walk will put you on the Skyliner once more for a stop at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, if you’re lucky, you could snag a reservation at the brand new Oga’s Cantina in Galaxy’s Edge. Plenty of spacey drinks with fun names like the Fuzzy Tauntaun or the Jedi Mind Trick. If you are not in the mood for Star Wars and prefer your bar more on the homey side, visit Tune-In Lounge, here you can sip on cocktails while watching 50’s TV at this retro spot.
The last stop of the Skyliner is the Art of Animation and Pop Century Resorts. These two value resorts don’t necessarily have an impressive lounge but you could still have some fun drinks while over-looking the Big Blue Pool at the Drop Off Pool Bar, you could enjoy a Sunshine Margarita, Piña Colava or a Captain’s Mai Tai.