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News New Gondola Transportation - Disney Skyliner

danlb_2000

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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

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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

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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?
 

Nubs70

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I can say the Hollywood Studios depot is nowhere near done with quite a bit of exterior structure still needing completion. There is still exposed steel framing.
 

MisterPenguin

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Don't forget that as far as vacation destinations are concerned, "the Fall", is usually Labor Day (usually first weekend in September). So, Disney may be meaning "by Sept 1" and not "middle of October."
 

carnini

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?
I though at one point I saw a map where it showed the current planned route but also Phase 2 ideas of where to connect to other places. Doubt it was official but sure made sense if phase one is a sucess.
 

Dunston

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I was really hoping we would get to use these during our trip May 11-May 21, but I guess it's looking like we'll miss out. Darn. I'll be pretty irritated if everything is complete and they're just holding off on opening up for some artificial reason.
You might get lucky. Keep checking.
I had resigned to acceptance that we won't be riding the Skyliner during our May 21-26 trip, but every time I catch up on this thread my hopes are either squashed or raised. Staying very cautiously optimistic...;)
 
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