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News New Gondola Transportation - Disney Skyliner

creathir

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A lot of internal remodelling as well as the actual gate. This is getting ready to expand some internal service areas that will be displaced.

The real work will begin soon.
Wow, sounds like a pretty substantial modification headed to the IG.

As much as I lament the loss of the small, quaint entry, (our favorite of any of the parks, minus the magic of walking into the MK) it needs to be expanded to support the presumably larger crowds the Skyliner will be bringing in.
 

tissandtully

Well-Known Member
Wow, sounds like a pretty substantial modification headed to the IG.

As much as I lament the loss of the small, quaint entry, (our favorite of any of the parks, minus the magic of walking into the MK) it needs to be expanded to support the presumably larger crowds the Skyliner will be bringing in.
Maybe someone will buy something at that gift shop now
 

BrerJon

Well-Known Member
I still can't understand why they're waiting until fall to open this. What is the point in advertising for jobs 8 or 9 months out? Will it take that long to train them up? And why are they testing cabins if they've still got many months of station construction - the presumed reason for the delay.

Are they worried that given the air con issues if they open them before October guests might fry?
 

USofA scott

Member
I still can't understand why they're waiting until fall to open this. What is the point in advertising for jobs 8 or 9 months out? Will it take that long to train them up? And why are they testing cabins if they've still got many months of station construction - the presumed reason for the delay.

Are they worried that given the air con issues if they open them before October guests might fry?
or... the marketing department wants everything new this year to open at the same time for a larger media event and more coverage!
 

Skywise

New Member
I still can't understand why they're waiting until fall to open this. What is the point in advertising for jobs 8 or 9 months out? Will it take that long to train them up? And why are they testing cabins if they've still got many months of station construction - the presumed reason for the delay.

Are they worried that given the air con issues if they open them before October guests might fry?
My guess? Get past the first hurricane season.
 

danlb_2000

Premium Member
Original Poster
I still can't understand why they're waiting until fall to open this. What is the point in advertising for jobs 8 or 9 months out? Will it take that long to train them up? And why are they testing cabins if they've still got many months of station construction - the presumed reason for the delay.

Are they worried that given the air con issues if they open them before October guests might fry?
Testing makes sense because they are going to want to use the Doplymyr people before the ski season ends and they start working on other gondola projects. Hiring so far has only been for managers. Might take some time to get people like this, especially since they may need to re-locate, and you want to have them in place and trained before you start hiring the staff that will work for them.
 

jt04

Well-Known Member
If they do wait until fall it could be they want to test it during daily thunderstorms.

They may also not want to open it before Riviera opens so it is still shiny.
 

montyz81

Well-Known Member
After looking at several of these pictures, I do not see any indication that hints at expanding this system to say Springs or AK. Does anyone know if there are plans on the table to do that in the future?
 
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