However, I'm puzzled by the eastern expansion idea. The article states that it would connect Typhoon Lagoon with Disney Springs. Unless I'm reading it wrong, it mentioned no resorts on this line. I don't understand the logic of connecting a water park with their shopping area, with no resorts. If the plan is to connect this line as an addition and connection to the current system, that might make sense, but I'm having some trouble figuring out how it would connect without a massive expansion of at least one of the stations and possibly a lot more gondolas going over structures.
Last time I visited WDW in 2016 there was no bus service to Typhoon Lagoon, we had to get a bus from our resort to Disney Springs and then another bus from Springs to Typhoon Lagoon. Therefore a gondola from DS to TL makes perfect sense. Guests can travel to Disney Springs (by bus, boat or whatever) and then take the gondola over to Typhoon Lagoon.