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It’s roughly 3 miles, and yes, at the absolute minimum 2 turn stations.The jagged path I said was because it wouldn't be a straight run, so I added a turn and Coronado station. We've already seen the turn at BoardWalk add no more than 30 seconds, so, with two turns, it would only add one to two minutes.
Disney's quote of 15 min is just plain wrong if we're counting just travel time. It's simple math to figure out how long to travel 1.5 miles at 11.2 mph and it ain't 15 minutes. And 3 miles ain't an hour. You're doing ballpark math in your head and fouling out. You're *feeling* what it would be rather than reasoning it.
WDW is obviously adding in wait times. When people discuss how long it takes to get from one place to another by bus, they don't add in wait times when they're talking distance in terms of time. It's only when they have to figure out what time to be somewhere that they then have to account waiting possibly up to half an hour for the bus. No one answers the question "How long does it take to get from Port Orleans to DAK" with "over an hour." However, if someone asks, "How much time should I allow from Port Orleans to an ADR in DAK?", then the correct answer is "over an hour."
However both of those stations are presumably at Coronado and Blizzard Beach, and likely at least one would be a full station similar to Riviera, possibly both, and more than likely Blizzard Beach being a hub similar to CBR with a line to serve All Star.
We’ve seen how slow the gondolas travel in Riviera now, with that adding at least 2 minutes to pass thru the station.
With all of that considered, distances, transfers, waits as you pass thru stations, the long end of the pole would more assuredly look something like 40-45 minutes of travel time.
We’ll just have to agree to disagree, especially since it doesn’t even matter, because as you said, this mode of transport (at this point) has been shot down by our insiders.