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News New Gondola Transportation - Disney Skyliner

I understand and was just having some fun with you about the incredible amount of concern about gondola's and there reliability and safety. People acting as if Gondola's were just invented and are not a tried and true vehicle. It is sad really, how, scared everyone is about everything these days. There is a phobia for every occasion and those people are not allowing themselves to enjoy anything that they don't understand.

I also am concerned about whether or not I will ever be able to go again. I have an account that already has enough money in it for a three day admission to WDW, but, I also have a back issue that prevents me from walking more then about an 1/8 of a mile before I have to sit again. I sure as hell, don't want to be "judged" by those busy bodies that condemn the use of mobility scooters, but, I'm over 70 now and things have a way of not healing like they used too. Here's hoping the both you and I will be able to visit at least one more time before we are totally unable to do so. For me it's the Gondola's that I would love to experience. I'm not a Star Wars fan, but, if I can, I would like to see and experience the new stuff, but, that is probably at least 3 years out before it calms down enough to be able to actually see it.
I totally relate to the back issues. And some of those rides can be murder. But next time you go remember this... Its the cold that is the worst thing for your back. Especially when you get wet from the rain then go in the attractions and they have the air blasting on your soaking wet body!

That right there will cause your back to hurt so bad you'll swear you'll never go to Disney again.

I read a lot of things about back pain and that is one of the biggest things. Getting chilled badly. Especially if you already have back problems. Try your best to avoid getting chilled real fast to the point of shivering.

When we went in 2012 it rained every day we were there. The last day totally rained out the park and every one left the parks in the afternoon. I swear it was not a regular Florida rain but a monsoon. Started early in the morning and did not let up till that night. Pouring down hard.

I rode that horrible Epcot ride. Mission to mars or what ever its called. The one where you experience 0 gravity for a few seconds. NEVER AGAIN!

I swear that evil demon thing hurt me then in World Show Case we went to the American Adventure and I was soaking wet freezing to death and the air in that building felt like it was below 0.

By the time I got home the next day I could hardly even stand.

BUT! This time I plan on working out months before I go to get in shape. And taking my back braise and tons of turmeric supplements and rain ponchos. I will NOT get drenched like that ever again. Nor will I let my back feel the slightest bit of cold. So I'm ready!

And to all those folks who make you feel bad because you need a scooter.....

They better think about Karma and how she works..... else one day many years down the road..... they'll be scooting around on one themselves.
 

Ripken10

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I totally relate to the back issues. And some of those rides can be murder. But next time you go remember this... Its the cold that is the worst thing for your back. Especially when you get wet from the rain then go in the attractions and they have the air blasting on your soaking wet body!

That right there will cause your back to hurt so bad you'll swear you'll never go to Disney again.

I read a lot of things about back pain and that is one of the biggest things. Getting chilled badly. Especially if you already have back problems. Try your best to avoid getting chilled real fast to the point of shivering.

When we went in 2012 it rained every day we were there. The last day totally rained out the park and every one left the parks in the afternoon. I swear it was not a regular Florida rain but a monsoon. Started early in the morning and did not let up till that night. Pouring down hard.

I rode that horrible Epcot ride. Mission to mars or what ever its called. The one where you experience 0 gravity for a few seconds. NEVER AGAIN!

I swear that evil demon thing hurt me then in World Show Case we went to the American Adventure and I was soaking wet freezing to death and the air in that building felt like it was below 0.

By the time I got home the next day I could hardly even stand.

BUT! This time I plan on working out months before I go to get in shape. And taking my back braise and tons of turmeric supplements and rain ponchos. I will NOT get drenched like that ever again. Nor will I let my back feel the slightest bit of cold. So I'm ready!

And to all those folks who make you feel bad because you need a scooter.....

They better think about Karma and how she works..... else one day many years down the road..... they'll be scooting around on one themselves.
And what did any of that have to do with the Gondolas?!?
 

MisterPenguin

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JenniferS

You’re nothing. But not to me.
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I understand and was just having some fun with you about the incredible amount of concern about gondola's and there reliability and safety. People acting as if Gondola's were just invented and are not a tried and true vehicle. It is sad really, how, scared everyone is about everything these days. There is a phobia for every occasion and those people are not allowing themselves to enjoy anything that they don't understand.

I also am concerned about whether or not I will ever be able to go again. I have an account that already has enough money in it for a three day admission to WDW, but, I also have a back issue that prevents me from walking more then about an 1/8 of a mile before I have to sit again. I sure as hell, don't want to be "judged" by those busy bodies that condemn the use of mobility scooters, but, I'm over 70 now and things have a way of not healing like they used too. Here's hoping the both you and I will be able to visit at least one more time before we are totally unable to do so. For me it's the Gondola's that I would love to experience. I'm not a Star Wars fan, but, if I can, I would like to see and experience the new stuff, but, that is probably at least 3 years out before it calms down enough to be able to actually see it.
I just did Epcot in a wheelchair last week, and nobody looked at me askance. Slap a knee brace on. That helps.
 

Jon81uk

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It's different.
Completely different being in a full sized train car, and a cabin on a wire.
Sharing a gondola is like sharing your family car.
Having just got off a very crowded commuter light rail train where someone shoved me in the back to make more space for themselves, I think an 8-10 person gondola cabin would feel far nicer, at least there is enough seating for everyone.
 

Goofyernmost

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I just did Epcot in a wheelchair last week, and nobody looked at me askance. Slap a knee brace on. That helps.
They were probably to busy looking at the giant, hunched over pushing the wheel chair to even notice anyone sitting in the wheelchair.

Seriously though the me generation identifies disability by the use of a wheelchair. The scooter, which is far more family friendly, is a way to immediately identify the fat and lazy. It's a wonderful world we live in. Especially down here in the place that once was a great country but is now a nation of haters.

If you guys would turn the temperature up significantly in Canada, I'd move there in a heartbeat. I wonder... I was married to a Canadian for 29 years wouldn't that make me a Canadian by marriage?;):joyfull:
And what did any of that have to do with the Gondolas?!?
The same amount as your post had to do with Gondola's. If you have nothing polite or relevant to say perhaps the best bet would be to not post anything at all. However, to conform to your ridged standards let me just add... I love the Gondola's and can't wait to ride them. Better?
 
>>> I love the Gondola's and can't wait to ride them. Better?<<<<<Goofeyernmost

I'm for any thing that gets me to the parks faster than those WDW buses. They take up a big chunk of our vacation time. I've never ridden in a ski lift or any thing like these Gondolas. The closest thing like it that I have ridden was the old sky way connecting tomorrow land and fantasy land. So it would be for sure a new experience for me. However, I'd be lying if I said I have no concerns about being carried over gater infested waters. Ever since that little boy got killed by a gater at WDW some years ago I've been concerned about that. But I'm afraid of flying too yet I still get on a plane when ever driving is not really an option.

My personal choice would have been a Monorail expansion but that is not what we got so we either brave the Gondolas or stick with the slow buses or bring our own car and pay the parking fees.

Have you ridden in a Gondola before and loved it? Is that why you are looking so forward to it?
 

nickys

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Raise your hand if you've read EVERY post on this thread

Not I
Ummm, yes!

I first started reading it when it was around 75 pages long, took a couple of evenings to catch up. Since then, I have it on watch and it’s one of about 4 that I make a point of catching up on at least every other day.

And I know I’ve said this before but it’s worth repeating every so often - the way this was pieced together by @danlb_2000, @P_Radden and others was nothing short of brilliant! Kudos guys, once again.
 
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