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New Gondola Transportation

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

  1. GoofGoof

    GoofGoof Well-Known Member

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    I think this could still be a monorail expansion. This is no proof it has to be gondolas;)

    Nice find:)
     
  2. GhostHost1000

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    well I hear some of the ESPN folks may be looking for gigs so....


    too soon? ;)
     
  3. danlb_2000

    danlb_2000 Original Poster Premium Member

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    The entire structure.
     
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  4. danlb_2000

    danlb_2000 Original Poster Premium Member

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    If they want to serve the entirety of both resorts, and are only going to build one station, this is the most logical place to build it.
     
  5. Skyman1971

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    There's probably going to be between 70-90 cabins on each line so I don't think that's going to possible....
     
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  6. danlb_2000

    danlb_2000 Original Poster Premium Member

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    I highly doubt it. That would require a lot of CMs, and they did find that necessary for the skyway.
     
  7. danlb_2000

    danlb_2000 Original Poster Premium Member

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    Here is an updated map with the AOA/Pop structure.

    upload_2017-3-6_16-9-8.png
     
  8. danlb_2000

    danlb_2000 Original Poster Premium Member

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    Using the CBR permit, the yellow does right down the center of where they are building the access road and hits hourglass lake exactly where the line I projected from the AOA/Pop station did, so everything lines up.

    upload_2017-3-6_16-12-54.png
     
  9. Skyman1971

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    Awesome work! Kudos to you sir!
     
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    Thank you for my Disney internet crack fix.
     
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    so do we know have permit for all of the buildings or are some still speculation?
     
  12. danlb_2000

    danlb_2000 Original Poster Premium Member

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    We have seen all the building in the permits with the exception of the Epcot station. Due to it's location it might not require a South Florida Water Management District permit.
     
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    So, when are they going to start changing over Pop to more AoA? Any guesses on new themes... my guess: Frozen, Zootopia, Monsters, Inc. Inside Out
     
  14. danlb_2000

    danlb_2000 Original Poster Premium Member

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    Did I miss a rumor on this?
     
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    Rteetz Well-Known Member

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    Jim Hill did say they might be moving to the AoA model at Pop. I think it was more speculation though.
     
  16. MisterPenguin

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    Yeah, there's a rumor, but not from any of our noted insiders, that POP is going to be rethemed to be part of AoA so that they can start charging AoA prices there.

    Never mind that the reason for the AoA prices is that they're mostly family suites. And never mind the cost of changing out all those giant props.

    Most likely the current refurp of POP rooms is the source of this rumor. Which is also a reason why this rumor is false. If they were going to retheme POP, they wouldn't be refurbing the rooms with the same old POP theme.
     
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    I agree this is likely false too, but AoA charges higher prices on the standard rooms as well, possibly since they are in limited supply. Retheming POP to other Disney/Pixar movies would no doubt be a draw, but likely not worth the investment and downtime.
     
  18. djkidkaz

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    I think it's odd that the gondola from CBR to Epcot will go over Buena Vista and then just hug the side of the road so you'll be looking at traffic down below.
     
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    Not unlike the view from the Epcot monorail as the line hugs World Drive..
     
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    That also leaves almost the entire plot behind the USA pavilion free. I think @danlb_2000 said it would be used as construction staging, but what if something else is going there? Probably more likely that they just wanted some separation between gondola line and backstage EPCOT, but we will see.
     
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