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New Gondola Transportation

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by danlb_2000, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. SuzGM84

    SuzGM84 New Member

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    Not sure if this has been mentioned ever, but would it ever be possible to connect the gondola from the resorts to the TTC? Essentially providing a non-bus route to MK from CBR (and Pop) and vice versa (creating a direct non-bus route from the deluxes to HS)...
     
  2. danlb_2000

    danlb_2000 Original Poster Premium Member

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    Anything is possible, but I have my doubts they would stretch the line that far when they already have the monorail.
     
  3. SuzGM84

    SuzGM84 New Member

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    That was my thought too, but like you said, you never know!
     
  4. matt9112

    matt9112 Well-Known Member

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    If only ECVs were used by people who are disabled and not just people who get winded after 15 feet.
     
  5. Goob

    Goob Well-Known Member

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    ^^^^this times 1,000

    This topic absolutely drives me insane at the parks. If you are too lazy to walk....well, never mind.
     
  6. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Well-Known Member

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    Martin has said that there are no plans to expand this system beyond what we already know about.

    Lets not start that.
     
  7. kthomas105

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    Monorail to EPCOT > Use a park hopper ticket > Walk to international gateway> Take Gondola to DHS
    If you really don't want to take the bus it could be done but it wouldn't be ideal. On the bright side you would only go through security once.
     
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  8. Ellie Thompson

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    On my bus to epcot today, someone asked what the construction near AOA and POP was and they said that the only thing their supervisor said was that "it's a road but above, unlike normal roads."
    So, it's clearly about this rumor unless she lied.
     
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  9. lazyboy97o

    lazyboy97o Well-Known Member

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    Yes, anything could happen but at some point it's nonsensical to say it's planned expansion. The system as shown is all that is designed. There will be nothing like extra loading platforms for future connections or extra utilities laid. Any expansion would be something separate.
     
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  10. Cesar R M

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    expansion as in new buildings? or they are just going to transform?
     
  11. Cesar R M

    Cesar R M Well-Known Member

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    Size and amenities do not fit the price. They are just overcharging for the "theme" while giving mediocre food.
     
  12. Cesar R M

    Cesar R M Well-Known Member

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    Pretty sure it would be still faster by using Uber. WDW transportation is pretty slow. Specially on busy days where you have to wait up to an hour to get a free bus.
    Even more if there are wheelchairs and other groups that require special boardings.
     
  13. danlb_2000

    danlb_2000 Original Poster Premium Member

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    I don't believe there is any significant construction started on this project yet, expect for maybe some construction trailers and staging yards. They may have been referring to the intersection of Osceola and Victory which is where they are building a new overpass and new entrance to DHS.
     
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  14. MichWolv

    MichWolv Born Modest. Wore Off. Premium Member

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    This person must have gotten lost for awhile, or attempted to walk from the TTC to MK.

    MK is certainly the toughest of course. Even when I stay on-property, I usually drive to every park other than MK. But for MK, I'll take the bus most of the time to avoid the TTC shenanigans. That said, three weeks ago, I went from off-site condo to MK gate in 47 minutes, and it only took that long because we just missed a monorail. Slightly less time on the way out due to no security delay and hopping a ferry just as it was ready to leave. Taking the bus from All-Star Sports (where I last stayed on property) took me about 23 minutes from loading bus to gate. However, that was after a 10 minute wait for the bus, and a 4 minute walk from my room to the bus stop. A few minutes shorter, but not much. Coming back took longer because I had to wait through two buses at MK due to crowds, so it was about 50 minutes gate to room.
     
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  15. danlb_2000

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    CBR is getting a new tower on the north end which will replace a bunch of the individual buildings.
     
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  16. Ellie Thompson

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    Ah.
    She mentioned it in a different stop.
     
  17. creathir

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    I guess I'm not following what you're saying.

    $130 seems more than reasonable considering the competition and rest of the market.

    I was stating that I felt $200-$300 was overpriced.
     
  18. flynnibus

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    vloggers were logging times like this during the new security screening videos. But it had more to do with the sheer crowds at the park. It was taking them 20+mins from arch to parking.. and then about an hour+ from there to Main Street. When you have to wait for the THIRD ferry... you know its busy.
     
  19. HauntedPirate

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    I hear what you're saying. It's always... hang on a minute, gotta catch my breath after typing so much... interesting to see people in ECV's stand up and walk into... (Whew... sucking wind today...) the queue like it's no problem. I understand that sometimes (... outta breath from all this typing...) people need ECVs, like my dad when he was in his 60s. He had neuropathy and poor circulation in his feet and simply couldn't walk all day in the parks (... outta breath again...) like he used to. But many times the people I see in ECVs don't "look the part", which I know is my bad for assuming, but when you see them hop right up...

    Ok, I'm exhausted, I need a nap now. Where's the voice-to-text translator for this site??? ;)

    (HUGE sarcasm above, if you didn't get that already. The story about my dad was true, though)
     
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  20. bjlc57

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    just Build a monorail instead.. they have more money then they know what to do with no matter the cost..
     
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