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

voodoo321

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Most of the existing canals are neither wide enough of deep enough to handle two way boat traffic.
There wouldn't be two way traffic. For instance, there would be a Coronado Springs to Caribbean Beach canal which is one way. To get back you would use the Caribbean Beach to Coronado Springs canal which runs roughly parallel. With the high Florida water table it would be no more than a 2 ft trench.
 

Mark P.

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deeevo

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Now that it's been revealed that it will be very windy on these, I've been given the go-ahead to reveal an image of a guest who rode from CBR to Epcot during a test this past January:


Ironically, he missed his Frozen FP+.
Funny thing is in January it's going to be cold AH... can't wait for the complaining from the snowbirds. People... it does get cold in Florida and a stiff 10 to 15 mph breeze will cut right through you. Remember.. we have a wet cold.... brrrrrrrrrrrrr...
 

joelkfla

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MansionButler84

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Funny thing is in January it's going to be cold AH... can't wait for the complaining from the snowbirds. People... it does get cold in Florida and a stiff 10 to 15 mph breeze will cut right through you. Remember.. we have a wet cold.... brrrrrrrrrrrrr...
Not to worry. Coals from what’s left of summer riders should keep us warm on the Skyliner this winter. I’m bringing marshmallows.
 

TimeTrip

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There wouldn't be two way traffic. For instance, there would be a Coronado Springs to Caribbean Beach canal which is one way. To get back you would use the Caribbean Beach to Coronado Springs canal which runs roughly parallel. With the high Florida water table it would be no more than a 2 ft trench.
Parallel canals! Genius! Is your internal designation "paranals"? :)
 

sndral

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Funny thing is in January it's going to be cold AH... can't wait for the complaining from the snowbirds. People... it does get cold in Florida and a stiff 10 to 15 mph breeze will cut right through you. Remember.. we have a wet cold.... brrrrrrrrrrrrr...
I don’t know about anyone else, but if when I ride these in early Jan. Orlando is in a cold snap, I plan to use my gloved hands to close those louvered ventilation vents while I huddle in my down jacket & hope I survive the 11 minute journey lol.
 

BrerJon

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From the article....
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios to Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort – 2:33
  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort to Disney’s Riviera Resort – 2:17
  • Disney’s Riviera Resort to Epcot – 6:16
  • Total time in the air from Epcot to Disney’s Hollywood Studios – 11:27
For all those saying canals would be better... I'd like to see a canal boat that could get from Caribbean Beach to DHS in less than three minutes.
 

Heppenheimer

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Funny thing is in January it's going to be cold AH... can't wait for the complaining from the snowbirds. People... it does get cold in Florida and a stiff 10 to 15 mph breeze will cut right through you. Remember.. we have a wet cold.... brrrrrrrrrrrrr...
Then, you close the windows. Even during the sub-zero arctic blasts we regularly experience during the winter here in Vermont, the interior temperature of the gondolas are probably in the 50s. The only heat source are the skiers themselves.
 

TJ Vazquez

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In the Parks
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Funny thing is in January it's going to be cold AH... can't wait for the complaining from the snowbirds. People... it does get cold in Florida and a stiff 10 to 15 mph breeze will cut right through you. Remember.. we have a wet cold.... brrrrrrrrrrrrr...
Then, you close the windows. Even during the sub-zero arctic blasts we regularly experience during the winter here in Vermont, the interior temperature of the gondolas are probably in the 50s. The only heat source are the skiers themselves.
It's as if people forget that we have ski lifts that actually, wait for it, don't have cover from the elements. Wonder if these people made it ;)
 

creathir

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For all those saying canals would be better... I'd like to see a canal boat that could get from Caribbean Beach to DHS in less than three minutes.

Of course people would be complaining about the loud music, the high winds, and the incredibly large wakes...
 

Ravenclaw78

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On one of my January visits, the temperature got down to a blissfully comfortable 56 degrees. I'm walking around in shorts and a t-shirt, and there's a woman in a parka on her cell phone telling someone that it's "literally freezing". It was very hard not to walk up to her and say "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means" in my best Inigo Montoya impression.
 

Ravenclaw78

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