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News New Gondola Transportation - Disney Skyliner

nickys

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Personally, I would take the boat from the IG to the boardwalk.
Unless the boat is ready and waiting, you’d be quicker walking. But yes, it’s an option.

If it remains an option.
And why would it not be? The gondola doesn’t affect the boats at all. They are not a replacement for the boats, otherwise there would be a direct line between IG and DHS. They are transport from 4 resorts to 2 parks.
 

jt04

Well-Known Member
Unless the boat is ready and waiting, you’d be quicker walking. But yes, it’s an option.



And why would it not be? The gondola doesn’t affect the boats at all. They are not a replacement for the boats, otherwise there would be a direct line between IG and DHS. They are transport from 4 resorts to 2 parks.
I think it is possible management will view the Skyliner as a replacement for the parks routes though not the resort routes. Could also be left as is but only run during peak periods. I am sure they will decide once they observe crowd flow.
 

nickys

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I think it is possible management will view the Skyliner as a replacement for the parks routes though not the resort routes. Could also be left as is but only run during peak periods. I am sure they will decide once they observe crowd flow.
What do you mean “for the parks routes though not the resort routes”?

The lines are AoA / POP to CBR, CBR to DHS and CBR to IG.

You cannot get from IG to DHS without going via a resort. There is no separate resort route.
 

jt04

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What do you mean “for the parks routes though not the resort routes”?

The lines are AoA / POP to CBR, CBR to DHS and CBR to IG.

You cannot get from IG to DHS without going via a resort. There is no separate resort route.
Boat routes.
 

GoofGoof

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Boat routes.
There is no park to park boat route either. The Friendship boats go from DHS to Swan/Dolphin to BC/YC to Boardwalk to EPCOT then back again following the same route in reverse. Those 5 resorts have no bus service to DHS or EPCOT so that boat is it outside of walking. They can’t cancel the boats unless they replace them with buses which I don’t see happening. The Skyway has no impact on those boats either way.
 

jt04

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There is no park to park boat route either. The Friendship boats go from DHS to Swan/Dolphin to BC/YC to Boardwalk to EPCOT then back again following the same route in reverse. Those 5 resorts have no bus service to DHS or EPCOT so that boat is it outside of walking. They can’t cancel the boats unless they replace them with buses which I don’t see happening. The Skyway has no impact on those boats either way.
I mean reconfiguring the routes without a direct link. So swolphin to DHS, and swolphin to epcot. Back and forth. Then boardwalk and YC to dhs route. 3 routes.
 

JohnWD

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There is no park to park boat route either. The Friendship boats go from DHS to Swan/Dolphin to BC/YC to Boardwalk to EPCOT then back again following the same route in reverse. Those 5 resorts have no bus service to DHS or EPCOT so that boat is it outside of walking. They can’t cancel the boats unless they replace them with buses which I don’t see happening. The Skyway has no impact on those boats either way.
Are you sure about buses from DHS to Swan/Dolphin? I seem to recall taking the bus from DHS to Swan when it was raining. Then walked to the Boardwalk.
 

nickys

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I mean reconfiguring the routes without a direct link. So swolphin to DHS, and swolphin to epcot. Back and forth. Then boardwalk and YC to dhs route. 3 routes.
Eh? So instead of two boats going the whole route, you think they’ll increase costs by having each of the 3 docks have two boats just for them. The waterway would be so congested it doesn’t bear thinking about. Not to mention it would cost 3 times as much!
 

jt04

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Eh? So instead of two boats going the whole route, you think they’ll increase costs by having each of the 3 docks have two boats just for them. The waterway would be so congested it doesn’t bear thinking about. Not to mention it would cost 3 times as much!
They will likely need such changes once SW:GE opens. I guess trams might also work. Smaller versions from the parking lot types.
 
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