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  1. Lift Blog

    News New Gondola Transportation - Disney Skyliner - Every Possible What If ....? Has Been Discussed.

    The longest in the US (and formerly the world) is at Silver Mountain, Idaho at 3.1 miles, followed by the gondolas at Aspen and Heavenly. Many longer ones have recently been built abroad: 5.6 miles in Serbia, 5.5 miles in Turkey, 4.9 miles in Vietnam. We have fallen behind.
  2. Lift Blog

    News New Gondola Transportation - Disney Skyliner - Every Possible What If ....? Has Been Discussed.

    I wouldn't call what happened in April a crash. More like a bump. What happened in Italy last weekend was a crash. Exceedingly sad but exceedingly rare. It's in Doppelmayr's interest to keep all the Skyliner lines running safely and efficiently. Any two points at WDW could be connected by...
  3. Lift Blog

    News New Gondola Transportation - Disney Skyliner - Every Possible What If ....? Has Been Discussed.

    Just because a door had to be manually locked doesn’t mean there was a malfunction. Usually it’s caused by a body/foot/arm/head/stroller/ski pole getting stuck in the doors. I watched the Instagram story and it looks like that’s exactly what happened. Whomever was trying to get on late also hit...
  4. Lift Blog

    News New Gondola Transportation - Disney Skyliner - Every Possible What If ....? Has Been Discussed.

    Been like that since day one. I rode the Skyliner a bunch this weekend and there seems to have been a deliberate shift away from stops in favor of very slow slows. I did not experience a single stop on any of the lines. Good strategy to keep things moving.
  5. Lift Blog

    News New Gondola Transportation - Disney Skyliner - Every Possible What If ....? Has Been Discussed.

    The below video shows cabins moving again after just a few minutes. The two hours was probably the time between the incident and when they started loading public again.
  6. Lift Blog

    News New Gondola Transportation - Disney Skyliner - Every Possible What If ....? Has Been Discussed.

    Looks very minor if they even collided at all. Bumpers are there for a reason :)
  7. Lift Blog

    News New Gondola Transportation - Disney Skyliner - Every Possible What If ....? Has Been Discussed.

    Elon outbid Doppelmayr in Las Vegas and won. The result is not pretty. https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/16/elon-musks-las-vegas-loop-might-only-carry-a-fraction-of-the-passengers-it-promised/
  8. Lift Blog

    News New Gondola Transportation - Disney Skyliner - Every Possible What If ....? Has Been Discussed.

    With today's Brightline announcement, a Skyliner link between Disney Springs and the Caribbean Beach hub seems like a no brainer. It could even have a stop at Typhoon Lagoon. https://www.gobrightline.com/press-room/walt-disney-world-and-brightline-enter-agreement-regarding-brightline-station-disney
  9. Lift Blog

    News New Gondola Transportation - Disney Skyliner - Every Possible What If ....? Has Been Discussed.

    What do we think the average group size is now? If we say 4, then the Skyliner can only do 40% capacity if running full speed with no stops.
  10. Lift Blog

    News New Gondola Transportation - Disney Skyliner - Every Possible What If ....? Has Been Discussed.

    The ski industry has solved its own gondola disinfection problem using snowmaking technology.
  11. Lift Blog

    News New Gondola Transportation - Disney Skyliner - Every Possible What If ....? Has Been Discussed.

    When Disney Parks do reopen, I think the Skyliner will prove to be one of the better parts of the social distancing equation. Every group can have their own cabin without having to share with others. Capacity and frequency are both high so less need for long queues. Much better than buses...
  12. Lift Blog

    News New Gondola Transportation - Disney Skyliner - Every Possible What If ....? Has Been Discussed.

    The Doppelmayr gondola where I work is longer than the Hollywood Studios line but shorter than Epcot. We start parking cabins at 5:00 pm sharp. If all goes smoothly, I can usually finish that, go back to my office, change clothes and catch a 5:35 bus home.
  13. Lift Blog

    News New Gondola Transportation - Disney Skyliner - Every Possible What If ....? Has Been Discussed.

    Which begs the question, why didn’t they just build a single hop from DHS to Epcot and another from Riviera to Trinidad? All the same destinations served with no angle stations.
  14. Lift Blog

    News New Gondola Transportation - Disney Skyliner - Every Possible What If ....? Has Been Discussed.

    Doppelmayr has inked another large theme park order in Mexico similar in scope to the Skyliner project. 5 stations, four miles in length, D-Line with glass floors...
  15. Lift Blog

    News New Gondola Transportation - Disney Skyliner - Every Possible What If ....? Has Been Discussed.

    The second photo is an actual cabin on site with the open air option. The german is just a warning not to lift the cabin by that piece during construction. The third image is a rendering. The ski racks are a giveaway.
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