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    WDW to Build New North Entrance to Property

    Anyone have any updates as to when this road will be completed? Also, is it going to be just one lane in each direction or will it be multiple lanes? Right now past the GF and Shades of Green it is only one lane so I don't see why they would make it wider if there really isn't a need...
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    Rumor Swan and Dolphin Tower Expansion - The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve

    I can almost imagine this new tower being a luxury, "exclusive", extension of the Swan. Something like "The Enclave at The Swan." While thematically separate, it will still have association with the larger Swolphin complex. Guests of the new hotel will have a private pool for themselves but also...
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    Rumor Swan and Dolphin Tower Expansion - The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve

    I hope this new tower is not associated with the Swan/Dolphin but instead is considered a stand-alone property. Seems a bit more bearable that way. Furthermore, I am surprised they are going through so much effort to keep the mini golf courses. Why not give the new hotel some property to breath...
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    Rumor Swan and Dolphin Tower Expansion - The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve

    It probably would have looked similar to the Hilton at Disney Springs (the original from 1983, not the newer Palace). It was to be designed by architect Alan Lapidus. He designed the Hilton as well as several other hotels including the Fountain Blue in Miami. Ironically, Alan Lapidus was still...
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    Rumor Swan and Dolphin Tower Expansion - The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve

    It is sad to see how easily history is forgotten. The reason the Swan and Dolphin look the way they do is that Micheal Eisner saw original renderings for the hotel design (which look exactly like the images shared for this third tower) and deemed it inappropriate for WDW. Instead, the buildings...
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    News New Gondola Transportation - Disney Skyliner - Every Possible What If ....? Has Been Discussed.

    Obviously this is a quick sketch and things would have had to been figured out logistically. The dock could have been placed anywhere. There's easily a way to separate passenger boat traffic and fireworks traffic. Obviously there would have been separation established. I doubt Disney would...
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    News New Gondola Transportation - Disney Skyliner - Every Possible What If ....? Has Been Discussed.

    I do believe so. I'm sure the gondola supports have to be driven deeply into the ground to withstand wind load. 5 new gondola stations and the "turning points" are sure to cost a lot of money. The canals in comparison would be pretty simple - Disney recently dug the huge new retention pound...
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    Rumor Swan and Dolphin Tower Expansion - The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve

    This is not an official rendering of the building, is it? At least I hope not.
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    News New Gondola Transportation - Disney Skyliner - Every Possible What If ....? Has Been Discussed.

    I was wondering if anyone had any theories as to why Disney didn't just expand the canal system but instead went for the Skyliner? It seems as if boat transportation would have been a cheaper alternative and would have been relatively easier to construct than the Skyliner. I bet they could have...
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    News New Gondola Transportation - Disney Skyliner - Every Possible What If ....? Has Been Discussed.

    Is something similar to the Roosevelt Island Tramway in NYC what we could expect?
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    News New Gondola Transportation - Disney Skyliner - Every Possible What If ....? Has Been Discussed.

    Where will the maintenance facility be? And also, the route that's been floating around here is probably not accurate. I am 100% certain the gondolas will not travel above buildings and resort rooms.
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    News Coronado Springs Expansion - Gran Destino Tower

    The tower is a massive mistake. 50 years ago when designing the Poly they knew a tower didn't fit the theme, so why ruined the perfectly scaled theme now? It's like they build something like Aulani as a new tower to the Poly.
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    News New Gondola Transportation - Disney Skyliner - Every Possible What If ....? Has Been Discussed.

    Why not create more water connections? I get that originally moderates were designed not to have "special" transportation but if they're going more upscale, it wouldn't be that hard to add some canals connecting. From DHS, there could be a new River along Buena Vista Drive to CBR. A new...
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    News Yacht Club Convention Center Expansion

    I actually think it could look better with a third tower. Objects in groups of 3 always look better than just 2 as it is right now. It could really look like a futuristic "city" as opposed to now where it seems like BLT is obviously an after thought. I'm cautiously optimistic. Though I do...
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    Need Help Understanding FP+

    We just planned a last minute trip down to FL and have 1 day to spend at Disney. We're deciding between MK and EP still. I've tried reading up on FP+ but can't seem to find the answers I'm looking for. We're going in about 2 weeks. Is that too short notice for fastpass? Are all the good...
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