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

MisterPenguin

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We have a poster
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I hope there are aerial stop lights to stop gondola traffic to allow gondolas coming from a different direction through without crashing. Going by that poster, that red gondola totally ran through that gondola intersection and the blue gondola had to slam on its brakes!!!
 

smile

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I hope there are aerial stop lights to stop gondola traffic to allow gondolas coming from a different direction through without crashing. Going by that poster, that red gondola totally ran through that gondola intersection and the blue gondola had to slam on its brakes!!!

yeah, someone prob should have told the artist how they actually work...
does look like their paths intersect.

also getting a 70's led zep poster vibe.
 

lazyboy97o

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while certainly new and novel to P&R... that's a bit of a stretch.
either advice from marketing or an uber-fan unaware there's a world out there who's trying to impress.
:bored:
This is the same company that described the finish for the springs at Disney Springs as brand new, despite having been used for the Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage.
 

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MisterPenguin

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Hope they put more effort into maintaining these than they do the monorail. The door staying open from TTC to EPCOT was bad enough at that height; can’t imagine one of these doors staying open while traveling.

The Skyliner isn't likely to go much higher than the current monorail. It just needs enough height to clear tall tracks on the roads, just like the monorail, or to get over the roofs of the CBR bungalows.
 

Lift Blog

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Hope they put more effort into maintaining these than they do the monorail. The door staying open from TTC to EPCOT was bad enough at that height; can’t imagine one of these doors staying open while traveling.

If a gondola door fails to lock (or someone inevitably decides to put their foot/head in it) the entire lift stops. The door can then be manually locked with a hook and everyone sent on their way.
 

SLUSHIE

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I'm sure Disney will maintain these pretty well. Usually ski resorts do most of their maintenance during the summer. Since these will be in operation year round, it will have to go down for 'rehab' at some point just like any other attraction.

Modern lifts are very safe and have plenty of sensors and fail safes, very similar to what a roller coaster has. The system knows the exact position of all cabins, the spacing between the cabins etc. and will stop if anything out of the norm occurs. At which point to operators have to contact maintenance to inspect and clear any faults before it can resume operation.

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(Our gondola wasn't nearly this fancy, pretty jealous of that dude. Would have been happy with a chair.)

At times though maintenance can be reactionary, because sometimes things just break. The gondola I operated once had a bunch of cabins out of commission for a while for various reasons (windows missing, broken door cables, etc.) and they were out of parts to fix them, so the capacity went down for a bit. We didn't have that much space to store cabins when in operation, so we had a stream of like 5 busted cabins with cones inside we would have to wait for before we could continue loading guests.

Since this is going to be in constant operation it would make sense for Disney to have some spare cabins and a larger maintenance bay for swapping out broken cabins.
 

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