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News New Gondola Transportation - Disney Skyliner - Every Possible Problem has Already Been Discussed

danlb_2000

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That said, it has been done. The monorails went through the Grand Floridian station during its construction, scaffolding and all.
I believe it also ran through Epcot before it was complete.
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
I believe the monorail as well as the monorail platform were used as a preview of EPCOT Center prior to its opening.
This. Monorails ran anti clockwise on the EPCOT Center line during summer 1982. You rode from the TTC, got off at the station to see the park but only from the unload balcony, picked up a free booklet then boarded the next train for a slow trip around Futureworld and back to the TTC.

Back to the Gondolas, whilst it will open this year it won’t be running as planned until later in the year.
 

iowamomof4

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This. Monorails ran anti clockwise on the EPCOT Center line during summer 1982. You rode from the TTC, got off at the station to see the park but only from the unload balcony, picked up a free booklet then boarded the next train for a slow trip around Futureworld and back to the TTC.

Back to the Gondolas, whilst it will open this year it won’t be running as planned until later in the year.
Do you mean they might open one or two lines first and not the Epcot line until later?
 

Nubs70

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Great stats and pictures. Today's test may not show the densest possible cabin spacing. Seems to me these aren't quite as close together as they could be.
Any acceptance testing will be at the capacity outlined in the contract. I most likely can be operated at 120% of design capacity.
 

flynnibus

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Rich Brownn

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I believe the monorail as well as the monorail platform were used as a preview of EPCOT Center prior to its opening.
The monorail didn't go through EPCOT then. It shuttled between TTC and the EPCOT platform. The platform had a video showing and basically some small stuff. And they actually charged you to go there. (I did it twice).
 

Driver

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Okay. This was the first anyone had reported about it though. Are there other stashes of cabins on site that you are aware of that no one has told us about yet? Just curious.
Yes they are stored in some backstage areas till they can be moved. Due to construction , some areas do not have accommodations just yet to safely store them. There is a lot more happening behind the scenes than is being discussed here.
 

SLUSHIE

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Had somewhat of a nightmare day at Heavenly today for multiple reasons, one of those just being the insane crowds today. I waited over 50 minutes this morning to get on the gondola and then another good 30 minutes or so going down (after waiting for it to die down). I took a photo from the Tamarack lift line at around 4. Probably not able to put much context to the photo if you have never been there but the line was probably another 1/4 longer than what you see here.

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There are two lines next to each other, a group line and a 'singles' line that was basically another group line and was just as long.
 

Lift Blog

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Had somewhat of a nightmare day at Heavenly today for multiple reasons, one of those just being the insane crowds today. I waited over 50 minutes this morning to get on the gondola and then another good 30 minutes or so going down (after waiting for it to die down). I took a photo from the Tamarack lift line at around 4. Probably not able to put much context to the photo if you have never been there but the line was probably another 1/4 longer than what you see here.

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There are two lines next to each other, a group line and a 'singles' line that was basically another group line and was just as long.
The hourly capacity of that gondola is 2,800 when running at full speed of 1,200 feet per minute. One 8 passenger cabin every 10.3 seconds.
 
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