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New Gondola Transportation

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by danlb_2000, Feb 14, 2017.

  1. larryz

    larryz Well-Known Member

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    Where did you get a $5 poncho?
     
  2. Mr Ferret 88

    Mr Ferret 88 Situational swearer Premium Member

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    1988
     
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    Target/Wally World
     
  4. Kamikaze

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    Its a pretty short walk.
     
  5. MaryJaneP

    MaryJaneP Well-Known Member

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    Walk? WALK? Are you serious? Why hasn't TDO put the floating chaise-loungers seen on Wall-e into service? What about using the Star-trek Transporter? Gondolas are so 2018.
     
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    Loving the katiebug shoutout.
     
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    Precious angel can be taken to the Beach club and kept dry in the lobby while the Happy Parent gets an Uber!
     
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    Sorry I should have been more specific. I was using the term windows in a broad sense.
     
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    Do the permits indicate where the DVC booth or pin station be located? :hilarious:
     
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  10. GeneralKnowledge

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    Fortunately cable based transport has been dealing with high winds for a long long time.
     
  11. MisterPenguin

    MisterPenguin Premium Member

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    There will be a section in each gondola.

    New E-Ticket ride!
     
  12. JoeCamel

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    Captive audience
     
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    flyerjab Premium Member

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    I was at the International Gateway the other day and was trying to picture how the gondola system will enter here.

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    From the top photo there is obviously space with pretty much nothing in it for where the gondolas would approach a load/unload area.

    The second photo is the one that interests me. I was standing there waiting for the family and was looking at that rise that has the really nice landscaping. I started wondering if any of that would need to be leveled or transformed at all.

    This whole area is going to look very different after this system is added.
     
  14. JoeCamel

    JoeCamel Well-Known Member

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    Wow, F&G and they didn't plant that island? Maybe they will tear it up sooner rather than later.
     
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    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    Pardon the crudeness. It's a quick iPad sketch whilst watching the Six Nations:

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  16. danlb_2000

    danlb_2000 Original Poster Premium Member

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    The landscaped area should be ok, but they may have to move some trees. Here is a direct line from the turn station to where the IG station will be. They could change the angle somewhat with some intervening towers.

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  17. marni1971

    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    The angle will be changed. The cable line will run parallel with the grass island / backstage road.
     
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    Clamman73 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe something like this...
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  19. danlb_2000

    danlb_2000 Original Poster Premium Member

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    Maybe something like this

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  20. flyerjab

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    Your crudeness is always welcome here.
     
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