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Ferry dock remodel

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by roj2323, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. roj2323

    roj2323 Premium Member

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    Out of the entire resort, I believe that the area between the Seven Seas Lagoon and the front gates is in the most urgent need of improvement. So therefore, I'm very glad to see this.
     
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    wow... how is it working at the end of the night with all of that ripped up???
     
  5. roj2323

    roj2323 Original Poster Premium Member

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    I have yet to experience it but it is slow season so it shouldn't be too bad.
     
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    Could also just have to do with the 2nd ferry loading dock. This area was not designed to appropriately load and unload at the 2nd position.
     
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    See the green construction wall? Guests are routed through a roped queue next to the wall down and under the green awning. From there it's business as usual for loading the ferry. That was last weekend, so I don't know if any modifications have been made since then.
     
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    Inside sources say there will be security here for the bus drop off and the ferry security will be at TTC. Not sure on the plan for resort boats, maybe they will somehow direct all traffic that direction.

    The cast has to setup a temporary queue every night. It's a huge PITA! The only good news is it's better than it was many years ago when they had to manually drag out the poles with heavy bases. They finally drilled permanent spots for queue poles a few years ago.
     
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    Progress!
     
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    As i have mention before in a related thread.... Transportation and security are getting a long needed series of changes. This will be reflected most notably in the MK and surrounding area. Expect to see further changes at EPCOT, DHS....a subtle one at AK. Slated for 2 years of slow go.

    *1023*
     
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    Can't wait to see the final results on this area.
     
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    Photo update as of Wednesday, October 26. A concrete wall is taking shape, as well as an underground conduit for utilities.

    IMG_8556.JPG
     
  13. TheGuyThatMakesSwords

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    All personal opinion - this is starting to make sense.

    I questioned why WDW did not move Day Trip Ferry Boat Security BACK to the TTC.. I was wrong.
    WDW has decided that the ENTIRE LAKE AREA is an insecure zone. And I think they are right. By erecting a Lake Wall, they are establishing a clean Security perimeter in an area they can actually control. They can NOT control all shore line launch sites for the entire lake.

    Kudos WDW - you are really beginning to THINK about all this. Just hope you don't run out of dry land in front of the MK :(.
     
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    I hope we dont feel like the human survivors going through that cattle like herding area at skynet.....
     
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    Ah the world we live in fear around every corner.....
     
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    roj2323 Original Poster Premium Member

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    whats this reference from?
    are there any drawings or plans/permits of what there doing here? its hard to visualize whats going on

    are they building an indoor building? or just walls to divide an outside area?
     
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    Terminator.
     
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    Based on the height and waterproof backing, those appear to be planter walls. Based on the photos, I drew their approximate location on the aerial below, in white
    Ferry.jpg

    This appears to give credence to the rumors of moving bus/monorail security to TTC and the hotels. Since ferry passengers would no longer need to pass through security upon arrival at MK, they would exit into the 'clean' zone, separate from bus passengers.

    Guests arriving by bus would still have to pass though security before entering the park. I assume that some of the northern edge of the existing planter will be reclaimed for walking areas (shown in red), and the expanded plaza will provide space for more checkpoints (shown in yellow) to help deal with the capacity issues.

    The red/yellow lines are pure speculation at this point, but the general concept seems to make sense with everything else we've heard. Additionally, it would significantly improve general crowdflow to the MK entrance, since it would no longer require funneling everybody though the narrow (hilly) paths to the existing central security area, only to spread out again at the park entrance
     
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    Here is a recent aerial from Nearmap and a picture of what it used to look like for comparison. The main difference at this point is that they are widening the path along the lagoon.

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