Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by danlb_2000, Feb 14, 2017.
There will be a section in each gondola.
New E-Ticket ride!
I was at the International Gateway the other day and was trying to picture how the gondola system will enter here.
From the top photo there is obviously space with pretty much nothing in it for where the gondolas would approach a load/unload area.
The second photo is the one that interests me. I was standing there waiting for the family and was looking at that rise that has the really nice landscaping. I started wondering if any of that would need to be leveled or transformed at all.
This whole area is going to look very different after this system is added.
Wow, F&G and they didn't plant that island? Maybe they will tear it up sooner rather than later.
Pardon the crudeness. It's a quick iPad sketch whilst watching the Six Nations:
The landscaped area should be ok, but they may have to move some trees. Here is a direct line from the turn station to where the IG station will be. They could change the angle somewhat with some intervening towers.
The angle will be changed. The cable line will run parallel with the grass island / backstage road.
Maybe something like this...
Maybe something like this
Your crudeness is always welcome here.
Very much. Different styling, curved roofs and more open sides but yes.
And don't forget the wrought iron styling.
I feel like we're going to become like police sketch artists.
"Is this the gondola station you saw?"
"The roof was more curved, it was more open-wall, and there were more wrought iron accessories."
<sketches...> "How about this?"
"Yes! That was the gondola station!"
"All right boys, put out an APB on open air gondola stations. Check with varying manufacturers to see who could build such a thing."
Is the angle in part to the rat rides location?
At the very least, it means not having to go over BoardWalk Inn buildings.
If they are doing that, why not put the turn station close to the Speedway and run it along EPCOT Resorts Blvd?
As a Boardwalk DVC owner, this is my biggest fear about the gondolas. How will it affect the sight line of the resort?
Standing at International Gateway now. The other question I have about this is the Friendship Boat launch. Will that need to be moved at all?
I don't believe so.
Please don't have a Beverley.
Honestly, now that there is a Coke store in DS, I would love it if Club Cool disappeared in the wave of change coming to this park. Nothing makes me think of the future more than international coke flavored products, said no one ever.
See, I have to disagree. Maybe it should be located in the WS, but I think it's a fun, refreshing experience.
I know my wife and I both look forward to hitting it each time we go to WDW. You're getting to experience something from other parts of the world, even if it is as trivial as soda, it still is a fun experience.
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