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

NunuBelle

Well-Known Member
That yellow shirt looks like it's longer in the back. Even if dude tucks it all in, the front wouldn't stay tucked in the front for long. The size of that shirt is wrong for him.
He looks too relaxed for my taste, even if it's just for testing.

I'm surprised a supervisor let him out looking like that. And if he is one, well... that's not good at all!
 

montyz81

Well-Known Member
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I just realized that the vents are on the rear of the gondola. Why wouldn’t they
Put vents on the front? Vents on the back will not help with air circulation all that much.
 

Grimley1968

Well-Known Member
It seems long ago someone posted images of proposed Skyliner CM costumes in this thread. I can't remember if that was something WDW was proposing or the creation of the poster. Either way, it was far more presentable than what the yellow shirted CM's were wearing, IMO, but it's probably necessary with the last stages of construction still going.
 

Aries1975

Active Member
It seems long ago someone posted images of proposed Skyliner CM costumes in this thread. I can't remember if that was something WDW was proposing or the creation of the poster. Either way, it was far more presentable than what the yellow shirted CM's were wearing, IMO, but it's probably necessary with the last stages of construction still going.

It was not official, but very creative nonetheless. @nace888 did more detailed colored sketches later, but I cannot find them at the moment.
 

mm121

Well-Known Member
Found this video of the HS station filmed today - noticed they have added these interesting little door flaps to the edge of the platform that match up perfectly to the edge of each cabin; thought that was a cool little touch. (Flaps are shown earlier on in the video)
Looks like maybe some kind of safety feature to ensure no car can leave the station with its doors open
 

MisterPenguin

Rumormonger
Premium Member
Some more video of CMs being adjacent to the gondolas.

If this is the full speed and correct spacing when it goes live, then I've timed a gondola passing by the same point once every 11 seconds.

At capacity of 10 per gondola, that's 3,272 pph.

At a more reasonable 8 per gondola: 2,618 pph.

 

GoofGoof

Premium Member
Ok maybe I just can’t see it. Does the passenger get to choose to open them or is that up to the operator?
If you watch the video @MisterPenguin posted above you can see the vents on arrival and departure. It looks to me like the front has 2 slats that open and the back has 3 with one additional one on the side opposite the doors.
Front:
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Back and side:
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In the video the vents are all open while operating and they are closed in the still pictures. It’s a good question whether the guest has the ability to operate the vents. I would guess no based on the additional wear and tear if people keep playing with them. I think keeping them open would also help some with odors. Air the things out a bit.
 

NunuBelle

Well-Known Member
If you watch the video @MisterPenguin posted above you can see the vents on arrival and departure. It looks to me like the front has 2 slats that open and the back has 3 with one additional one on the side opposite the doors.
Front:
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Back and side:
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In the video the vents are all open while operating and they are closed in the still pictures. It’s a good question whether the guest has the ability to operate the vents. I would guess no based on the additional wear and tear if people keep playing with them. I think keeping them open would also help some with odors. Air the things out a bit.
You are right about people/kids operating or just playing with the vents, not good.
It would make sense to leave them open, to make air circulate in and out. I suppose the vents are angled so that heavy rain won't get inside (?)
 
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