Disney Skyliner Bar Crawl Guide: Bars, Drinks, Menus, Food, Photos

The Mediterranean Wave drink at Bar Riva is a light green frozen, icy style drink with blue swirls in a clear cup, sitting on a brown table with the out of focus chic Disney's Riviera Resort bar and lights in the background.

You don’t have to be staying at a Disney resort to dine there or enjoy the bar and lounge options. This really opens up an abundance of venues to stack in your trip itinerary. The Disney transportation makes it easy to get around and explore different places on property. With this in mind, consider a Disney Skyliner bar crawl for your magical vacation needs. These can be super fun when you want to get many different experiences, and tastes, in on one trip. In our information on Disney Skyliner bars and lounges, we’re covering food, themes, menus and have a range of drinks including rum, whiskey, frozen drinks and non-alcoholic options to show.

Disney Skyliner sign with silver letters on a teal background.
The Disney Skyliner resorts have many bar and lounge options. Pictured is the sign on the Disney’s Hollywood Studios skyliner station that’s styled in the same fashion as the park entrance.

A Guide to Enjoying a Disney Skyliner Bar Crawl

Bars and Lounges on the Disney Skyliner

Let’s first go over the resorts on the Disney Skyliner in order.

This gives us quite a few places to consider for a Disney Skyliner bar crawl.

  • Starting at the opposite end of Epcot we have a shared Skyliner station between Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.
  • That line takes you to the main Disney Skyliner hub at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. There is a fork in the road here. 
  • You can either take one line to Disney’s Hollywood Studios or take the other line that goes to Disney’s Riviera Resort, then Epcot. 
  • At the Epcot stop, there are two Disney Vacation Club resorts within walking distance: Disney’s BoardWalk Villas and Disney’s Beach Club Villas. 
Disney Skyliner Resorts signs featuring hotels with stations.
This sign at the Disney Skyliner station at Disney’s Hollywood Studios shows resorts that have stations.

Disney Skyliner Bars and Lounges

These are the bar and lounge options at the resorts on the Disney Skyliner and many food and beverage offerings at them.

Disney Monorail Resort HotelBar and Lounge NameThemeView from the VenueDisney Skyliner Bar Crawl Tip
Disney’s Pop Century ResortPetals Pool BarPetals has a simple flower theme outdoors.Pop Century lobby exterior and main pool.This spot is convenient if you’re a guest of this resort.
Disney’s Art of Animation ResortThe Drop Off Pool BarThe Drop Off has a simple Finding Nemo theme outdoors.Art of Animation Finding Nemo themed pool and lobby exterior.The Drop Off has frozen Jack and Coke and frozen rum and Coke machines.
Disney’s Carribbean Beach ResortBanana CabanaBanana Cabana is a brightly colored Caribbean bar and lounge under a covered roof.This venue is surrounded by the pool, a body of water and Sebastian’s Bistro restaurant. The drink that shares the name of the venue is one of the most popular.
Disney’s Riviera ResortTopolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the RivieraTopolino’s Terrace is a rooftop signature dining restaurant with a walk up bar and lounge.The view from Topolino’s Terrace overlooks the resort and the surrounding area. Epcot fireworks can be seen at night. You can dine in the lounge Topolino’s Terrace without a reservation based on availability. The full food and drink menu is served. You can see some of the Epcot fireworks from here!
Disney’s Riviera ResortLe Petit CaféLe Petit Café aims to give the feeling of a small cafe in Paris.Le Petit Café sits in the main Riviera lobby with a coffee shop or small cafe style atmosphere.The Voyageurs’ Lounge is a library style, highly decorated, cozy room adjacent to Le Petit Cafe.
Disney’s Riviera ResortBar RivaBar Riva is a Mediterranean aesthetic, open air venue.Bar Riva looks out on to the pool area and some greenery.The open air Bar Riva has beautiful murals inside and a stylish bar. This is one of the prettier options for those who enjoy a chic environment.
Disney’s Beach Club ResortHurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar and GrillAn outdoor, walkup, pool bar with a nautical theme.Hurrican Hanna’s has lovely views of the lake between Beach Club and BoardWalk.This pool bar is near the beautiful shared beach at Yacht and Beach Club.
Disney’s BoardWalk InnAbracadaBarAbracadaBar is a magician themed bar.Abracadabar is dark and mysterious inside but you can watch the Epcot fireworks from the other side of the BoardWalk.Great firework views are just steps away.
Disney’s BoardWalk InnBelle Vue LoungeBelle Vue Lounge is a classic style setting with a polished feel.On one of the outside balconies you can overlook the courtyard behind the lobby.There is indoor and outdoor seating at Bellevue Lounge.
The main Disney Skyliner station at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort with greenery surrounding it.
The central skyliner station at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. The Disney Skyliner is free to ride and does not require a ticket.

What bar is at Disney’s Pop Century resort? Petals Pool Bar

Disney’s Pop Century Resort is the vibrant and colorful, decade inspired value resort. You can expect inspiration from noteworthy pop culture.

Petals Pool Bar colorful exterior with simple flower shapes and a walk up bar.
Petals Pool Bar is an outdoor bar at Disney’s Pop Century Resort with a few casual style seats and some tables and chairs under umbrellas.

Petals Pool Bar is located behind the resort’s lobby. It is not within the fenced off boundaries of the pool reserved for guests. I can’t say that I’d recommend going out of my way to make sure Petals is a stop on a Disney Skyliner bar crawl. It’s a small bar with pretty standard offerings. There are just a few seats and a few tables and chairs with umbrellas, all outdoors.

However if you’re staying at Pop Century, Petals is convenient and checks all the boxes. It has a small range of classic drinks you might want on a Florida vacation like tropical cocktails, frozen drinks, beer and sangria. The frozen, icy style drink machines are a fun novelty, especially in the summer. Petals Pool Bar at Disney’s Pop Century Resort also has super soft pretzels, the hot and salty kind, which can be great to pair with a sweet drink.

If you’re a completist and want to stop everywhere on the Disney Skyliner pub crawl, include Petals in your plan. If you’re going to pick and choose the most delicious or exciting options, you’ll probably want to read on.

Petals Pool Bar Photos

Petals Pool Bar menu sign.
Petals Pool Bar menu sign.
Petals Pool Bar hours sign shows 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. as the bar hours, while these may change regularly there is a chance it's usually open late, making it a great option for the Disney Skyliner pub crawl.
Check hours on the day of your visit for current information. Petals Pool Bar hours sign shows 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. as the bar hours. While these may change regularly, there is a good chance it’s open late, making it a late night option for the Disney Skyliner bar crawl.
Petals Pool Bar frozen drink machines.
Petals Pool Bar frozen drink machines. Mmm, Pina Colava.
Petals Pool Bar pretzel display case.
Petals Pool Bar pretzel display case.

What bar is at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort? The Drop Off Pool Bar

The Drop Off pool bar sign at Disney's Art of Animation Resort. It's spelled out in silvery blue fish, like the film, and has a blue ocean looking background.
The Drop Off pool bar sign at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort is spelled out in silvery blue fish, like the film, and has a blue ocean looking background.

Art of Animation has a vividly themed Finding Nemo pool. The bar at Art of Animation is next to the main pool, behind the lobby, and fits within this theme.

The Drop Off pool bar at Disney's Art of Animation Resort, covered in blue tiles with lots of other blue and a few seats in front of it.
The Drop Off Pool Bar is an outdoor, walkup bar with a few seats and tables and chairs under umbrellas nearby.
The Drop Off Pool Bar frozen drink machines. Disney Skyliner bar crawl
The Drop Off Pool Bar frozen drink machines. This could be a tasty option for your Disney Skyliner bar crawl on a hot day.

At Art of Animation, The Drop Off Pool Bar is a small, very blue bar with an outdoor seating area. The menu is also themed to Finding Nemo with drinks like the Big Blue Ocean. A little menu theming like this goes along way. While the drop off is not particularly special, the surrounding theme does make it fun. If you haven’t been to Art of Animation resort, including The Drop Off on your Disney Skyliner bar crawl might be a fun way to visit. The frozen jack and Coke and frozen rum and Coke options are delight for a pirate on a hot day.

The Drop Off Pool Bar Menu

The Drop Off Pool Bar menu open to beer selections.
The Drop Off Pool Bar menu beer selections.
The Drop Off pool bar drink menu.
The Drop Off pool bar drink menu.
The Drop Off wine and sangria menu.
The Drop Off wine and sangria menu at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.
The Drop Off food menu.
The Drop Off food menu.
The Drop Off pool bar specialty drink menu. Disney Skyliner bar crawl
Specialty drinks at The Drop Off at Disney World.

What bar is at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort? Banana Cabana Pool Bar and Grill

Banana Cabana Bar ceiling with a steel drum chandelier, hanging glass bottles and a pitched roof. Disney Skyliner Bar Crawl.
The Banana Cabana Pool Bar and Grill is probably the most vacation-ey feeling bar and lounge option here. This is also an option for a meal on the Disney Skyliner bar crawl. Entrees are offered in addition to appetizers at this Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort pool bar.

Banana Cabana is an outdoor bar and lounge perfect for those seeking coastal vacation vibes. This is a bit of a walk from the Skyliner station but it’s on the water, very cute and hosts a tropical atmosphere. Many pool bars at Walt Disney World Resort are within the fenced in area of the pool deck only designated for guests. Banana Cabana Pool Bar and Grill, and all of the others mentioned here, are not. It’s next to the pool but attached to the Sebastian’s Bistro restaurant. You may not see Banana Cabana listed on a map but if you just follow the signs to Old Port Royale and Sebastian’s Bistro you can’t miss it.

A rope seat closeup at Banana Cabana with the bar in the background.
A rope seat closeup at Banana Cabana with the bar in the background. Some of the seating appears to be suspended from the ceiling, bringing an island hammock vibe to the setting.

Banana Cabana Bar and Grill Menu at Disney World

A tropical, colorful Banana Cabana drink sitting on a Banana Cabana menu.
A tropical, colorful Banana Cabana drink sitting on a Banana Cabana menu. The drinks that shares the bar’s name is a take on a Bahama Mama. A popular choice for vacationers. The Banana Cabana drink has Cruzan Mango Rum, Parrot Bay Coconut Rum, Bols Crème de Banana, Orange Juice, and Pineapple Juice with a float of Grenadine.
Banana Cabana cocktail menu.
The Banana Cabana cocktail, wine and non-alcoholic drink menu.
The Banana Cabana frozen drinks and beer menu.
The Banana Cabana frozen drinks and beer menu.
The Banana Cabana appetizer, food and kids meal menu.
The Banana Cabana appetizer, food and kids’ meal menu.
A cloudy, light pink Banana Cabana Caribbean Smuggler drink on a table.
A cloudy, light pink Caribbean Smuggler drink on a table. The Caribbean Smuggler has Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum and Parrot Bay Coconut Rum with Cranberry and Pineapple Juices.
Banana Cabana Caribbean Chips and Dip in a yellow bowl with a cheesy dip covered in tomatoes. There are lots of different bar and lounge style foods to try on your Disney Skyliner bar crawl.
The Banana Cabana Caribbean Chips and Dip appetizer is a Caribbean-spiced chili (with beef in it though that’s not shown on the menu) pimento cheese dip with pico de gallo and peppers on top that comes with crispy tortilla chips.
The Banana Cabana Calypso Salad has Mixed Greens, Avocado, Red Pepper, Black Beans, Tomato, and Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette dressing.

For more waterfront bars and lounges see our guide to where to have drinks on the water at Disney World.

What bar is at Disney’s Riviera Resort? Topolino’s Terrace, Bar Riva, Le Petit Cafe

There are actually three options at Disney’s Rivera Resort for your Skyliner pub crawl needs. Disney’s Riviera Resort is the highlight of the Disney Skyliner bar crawl with the lounge at Topolino’s Terrace being the crown jewel.

Inside Le Petit Cafe at Disney Riviera Resort there is booth style seating that lines the wall with comfy chairs on the other side of small tables.
Le Petit Cafe at Disney Riviera Resort is a cozier stop for your Disney Skyliner bar crawl. It’s quaint inside.

Le Petit Cafe

In the lobby, what’s a coffee and pastry bar during the day offers wine at night. Le Petit Cafe at Disney’s Riviera Resort is a cozy option for your Disney Skyliner bar crawl needs. Where you order is cute but just next door there is an amazing little room to sit in. This dark, library style setting has set ups inspired by Walt Disney’s travels behind glass.

The Disney's Riviera Resort Voyageurs' Lounge gives a library setting feel with comfy couches, dark walls and lots of book shelves.
Next to Le Petit Cafe, Disney’s Riviera Resort Voyageurs’ Lounge gives a library setting feel with comfy couches, dark walls and lots of book shelves.

Bar Riva

A Bar Riva menu with the restaurant out of focus behind it.
You’ll find various seating styles at Bar Riva including a bar, tables and chairs and a hightop booth wall.
A Mediterranean style, colorful wall mural with lots of blues shows the Riviera resort on the water in a corner of the restaurant where there is hightop booth seating.
Bar Riva has a stylish interior with lots of pretty blues and patterns.

This open air, Mediterranean inspired bar and restaurant is a hidden gem at Riviera. Next to the pool, guests will find Bar Riva with a pretty interior, chic bar and various other seating styles.

The Bar at Bar Riva with blue stools with backs, white counter top, tiled wall with a menu and televisions.
The Bar Riva interior has fun touches inside like lots of different tiles and cute lighting fixtures.
Bar Riva frozen drink machines.
Bar Riva frozen drink machines.
A duck stands on a blue and white tile floor.
A duck might stop in to visit you on a trip to Bar Riva.
A light pink Bar Riva Hibiscus Coconut Refresher drink on a table at Disney's Riviera Resort.
A light pink Bar Riva Hibiscus Coconut Refresher drink. This is non-alcoholic.
A Bar Riva Mediterranean Wave drink, icy green and blue, with a think, lemon slice in it.
The Bar Riva Mediterranean Wave frozen drink.
The plant based Bar Riva Grilled Vegetable Skewer with Harissa-marinated Vegetable Skewer, Plant-based Cucumber Yogurt, Tomato Lemon Vinaigrette and Quinoa Salad served over a Grilled Pita.
The plant based Bar Riva Grilled Vegetable Skewer with Harissa-marinated Vegetables, Plant-based Cucumber Yogurt, Tomato Lemon Vinaigrette and Quinoa Salad served over a Grilled Pita. This is the same menu item you’ll find at the resort’s quick service dining location.
Bar Riva crispy Arancini with a side of red tomato sauce at Disney's Riviera Resort
The Bar Riva Seasonal Arancini has Seasonal Risotto, Cheese, and Truffle served with House-made Marinara.

Bar Riva Disney Riviera Menu

The Bar Riva wine and beer menu.
The Bar Riva wine and beer menu.
Bar Riva cocktail and food menu
The Bar Riva cocktail menu and food menu. This is one of the few locations on the Disney Skyliner bar crawl that you can order entrees.
Bar Riva frozen cocktail menu
A look at the Bar Riva frozen cocktail menu.
Bar Riva non-alcoholic beverage menu
The Bar Riva non-alcoholic beverage menu.

Topolino’s Terrace

Topolino's Terrace sign and fancy chandelier.
Topolino’s Terrace entrance at Disney’s Riviera Resort. This is the most elegant of the bars and lounges on the Disney Skyliner.
Topolino's Terrace bar with chic small tiles behind the counter and bottles lit.
The Topolino’s Terrace bar offers the full restaurant menu.
Topolino's Terrace lounge seating high tops.
Topolino’s Terrace open lounge seating has high tops, a bar and tables with a booth side and chairs.

Lastly, firework views await at Topolino’s Terrace. Topolino’s Terrace is one of the more difficult restaurant reservations to get. For breakfast it’s a character meal. Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Daisy dress in attire inspired by the arts. There is also a first come, first serve lounge at Topolino’s Terrace for dinner. This area has nice views of the resort. You can order from the full restaurant menu in the lounge. There are refreshing, chic mocktail options here as well. When you dine in the lounge, the bread service is brought to the table which is nice.

Topolino's Terrace lounge fireworks view over building top.
Topolino’s Terrace lounge fireworks view.

You can also see the tops of some of Epcot’s bigger fireworks from lounge seating. The firework show music is not played in the restaurant. You can step outside and hear it on the viewing terrace though. The view from here is not as great compared to places like California Grill overlooking Magic Kingdom. However, it’s always charming to see fireworks, even if they are off in the distance. This is one of the best places to watch fireworks from Riviera resort.

Topolino’s Terrace Menu

Topolino's Terrace Bee's Knees Non Alcoholic Gin, a pink drink in a stemmed glass with a sugar rim on a brown table.
Topolino’s Terrace Bee’s Knees Non-Alcoholic Gin drink with Lyre’s Pink London Non-Alcoholic Gin, Lemon Juice and Honey.
Topolino's Terrace Modern Fashioned Whiskey Drink in a clear glass
Topolino’s Terrace Modern Fashioned drink with Knob Creek Rye Whiskey, Appleton Estate Reserve Blend Rum, Vanilla Bean and Bitters.
Topolino's Terrace bread service in a basket with a side of olive oil in a gold container.
Topolino’s Terrace bread service in a basket with a side of olive oil.
Topolino's Terrace round Ratatouille Fritters on a white plate with light red sauce.
Topolino’s Terrace Ratatouille Fritter with eggplant, carrot, summer squash and pipérade.
Topolino's Terrace starters appetizers menu
Topolino’s Terrace starters appetizers menu.
Topolino's Terrace entrees and enhancements menu
Topolino’s Terrace entrees and enhancements menu.
Topolino's Terrace champagne menu
Topolino’s Terrace champagne menu.
Topolino's Terrace beer, cider, non-alcoholic, Disney wines menu. Disney Skyliner bar crawl.
Topolino’s Terrace beer, cider, non-alcoholic, Disney wines menu
Topolino's Terrace cocktails and beer menu
Topolino’s Terrace cocktails and beer menu.
Topolino's Terrace red wine menu
Topolino’s Terrace red wine menu.
Topolino's Terrace red wine United States menu
Topolino’s Terrace red wine United States menu.
Topolino's Terrace white wine menu
Topolino’s Terrace white wine menu.

What bars are at Disney’s Beach Club Resort?

Beach Club is a favorite and for good reason. It has the best pool at Disney World and great dining options. There’s a cute little outdoor bar at the pool called Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar & Grill. This is a nice option if the weather is decent and you want to enjoy the views of Crescent Lake.

Hurricane Hanna's sign outdoors, in a nautical font. Disney Skyliner pub crawl.
Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar & Grill is outdoors at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts.
Hurricane Hanna's Waterside Bar and Grill outdoor bar with wooden stools, a television and nautical lamps.
Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar & Grill has a nautical atmosphere.

This resort is connected to Yacht Club so we have to mention those options as well.

Ale & Compass menu on a table in front of the dark and moody bar.
The Ale and Compass Lounge has a dark and moody interior.

Right inside the Disneys Yacht Club lobby there is a beautiful, dark and luxurious lounge called The Lounge at Ale and Compass. The atmosphere here is great if you want to get a little dressed up and sit somewhere pretty. 

A booth seating wall that's navy blue with busy, triangle tile floor at Ale and Compass Lounge.
The interior of the Ale and Compass Lounge is navy blue.

Crew’s Cup Lounge is a neat little bar and lounge at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort as well.

It’s an interior bar and lounge with booth seating too.

What bars are at Disney’s BoardWalk?

Yacht and Beach Club Lighthouse and the Disney BoardWalk during a pastel sunset. Both have Disney Skyliner bar crawl options.
The Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts lighthouse and the Disney BoardWalk during a pastel sunset. Both have Disney Skyliner bar crawl options.

This could become a Disney Skyliner/Friendship Boat crawl if you want. Crescent Lake is so easy to get around with walking and boating options. The Disney BoardWalk has the most options of all on this list. 

Belle Vue Lounge is a darling spot at Disney with just enough theming. The classic decor and smooth setting makes this a great choice for your Disney Skyliner pub crawl. There are also seats on a balcony outdoors for those interested in people watching on the BoardWalk lawn. 

Abracadabar provides a one of a kind Disney experience. It’s a magic themed bar with a dramatic interior. The drinks names play into the theme like Hoodunit’s Punch.

The Disney BoardWalk Jellyroll's rounded, exterior entrance way.
Jellyrolls bar has dueling pianos at Disney’s BoardWalk.

Jellyroll’s is a dueling piano bar on Disney’s BoardWalk and could be a fun place to end a Disney Skyliner bar crawl. It’s located at the Epcot end of the Skyliner route.

There are more bars and lounges accessible by Disney Skyliner.

This list could be more extensive depending on how technical you want to get. Epcot is on the Skyliner line but we won’t dive into the endless options at that park. A bit further down the path, or the next stop on the boat transportation in the area, the Swan and Dolphin hotels have even more options to choose from. Of course, Disney’s Hollywood Studios is an option as well when it comes to Disney Skyliner stations and great food and drinks.

Disney Skyliner resorts sign with gondolas flyinh in the background.
You can get on the Disney Skyliner at any of these resorts.

Disney Skyliner Bar Crawl FAQs

Everything you want to know about getting around Disney property using the gondola system the Disney Skyliner.

Is it free to ride the Disney Skyliner?

There is no cost to ride the Disney Skyliner. In order to ride, you just need to get in line at one of the four stations. You can usually only park at one of the resorts connected to it if you have a dining reservation. Starting at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is probably the easiest way to access the Skyliner. If you park at Epcot, you can get to the Skyliner but you’d have to walk through the entire park to the back International Gateway entrance.

Is the Disney Skyliner reliable?

The Skyliner is actually very reliable. It will close for certain weather events. If it’s too windy the Skyliner can’t operate due to safety concerns. The Disney Skyliner also closes for lighting within a certain mile radius. This is standard for outdoor attractions and offerings at Walt Disney World Resort. 

Is the Skyliner at Disney scary?

Those afraid of heights or uncomfortable with small spaces may not enjoy riding the Disney Skyliner. There is a breeze that comes through when you’re moving, even on the hottest of days. It doesn’t quite feel like air conditioning though. The ride goes by quickly, taking direct overhead routes, and makes resort to park travel very convenient. Because it moves continuously, even a long line for the Skyliner moves quickly and you’ll be on your way. 

A Bar Riva menu on a table with an RR coaster
Bar Riva has cute Riviera RR logo coasters.

Do you need to make a reservation to visit Disney bars and lounges?

While many Disney restaurants fill to capacity with guests with advance dining reservations, the bars and lounges are first come, first serve. You do not need a reservation for a Disney Skyliner bar crawl. You usually can’t park at a Disney resort without a resort or dining reservation though so keep that in mind. All of these resorts are accessible by Disney transportation from the parks and Disney Springs.

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