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New Gondola Transportation

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

  1. marni1971

    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    Very much. Different styling, curved roofs and more open sides but yes.

    And don't forget the wrought iron styling.
     
  2. MisterPenguin

    MisterPenguin Premium Member

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    I feel like we're going to become like police sketch artists.

    "Is this the gondola station you saw?"

    "The roof was more curved, it was more open-wall, and there were more wrought iron accessories."

    <sketches...> "How about this?"

    "Yes! That was the gondola station!"

    "All right boys, put out an APB on open air gondola stations. Check with varying manufacturers to see who could build such a thing."
     
  3. uncle jimmy

    uncle jimmy Well-Known Member

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    Is the angle in part to the rat rides location?
     
  4. MisterPenguin

    MisterPenguin Premium Member

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    At the very least, it means not having to go over BoardWalk Inn buildings.
     
  5. TiggerDad

    TiggerDad Well-Known Member

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    If they are doing that, why not put the turn station close to the Speedway and run it along EPCOT Resorts Blvd?
     
  6. pixargal

    pixargal Well-Known Member

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    As a Boardwalk DVC owner, this is my biggest fear about the gondolas. How will it affect the sight line of the resort?
     
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    Standing at International Gateway now. The other question I have about this is the Friendship Boat launch. Will that need to be moved at all?
     
  8. marni1971

    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    I don't believe so.

    Please don't have a Beverley.
     
  9. flyerjab

    flyerjab Premium Member

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    Honestly, now that there is a Coke store in DS, I would love it if Club Cool disappeared in the wave of change coming to this park. Nothing makes me think of the future more than international coke flavored products, said no one ever.
     
  10. creathir

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    See, I have to disagree. Maybe it should be located in the WS, but I think it's a fun, refreshing experience.

    I know my wife and I both look forward to hitting it each time we go to WDW. You're getting to experience something from other parts of the world, even if it is as trivial as soda, it still is a fun experience.
     
  11. TiggerDad

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    And I enjoy it because it is free. :)
     
  12. creathir

    creathir Well-Known Member

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    There is that too!
     
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    Not sure if mentioned before or not, but with the opening and media blitz of Avatar land, that could be a potential reason for not making any specific announcements about a new transportation option for the park. The gondola system would definitely steal some thunder from Avatar land.

    If that's the case an announcement after the end of May sounds about right.
     
  14. Skyman1971

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    I'm guessing it's a D23 announcement at this point....
     
  15. MisterPenguin

    MisterPenguin Premium Member

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    You won't have anything to worry about.

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    Friendship dock stays as is. If I remember correctly, the hump across the canal is over an overflow that gives the water a place to dissipate when the launches do their turns. Additions to this area should look quite pretty, taking from the architecture of the existing International Gateway.
     
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  17. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Well-Known Member

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    No one outside of big Disney fans cares at all about a new transportation option unless you are staying at a resort where it is an option. It would make zero impact on Avatar and its marketing.
     
  18. seascape

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    On site transportation is much more important than you think. By the time Universal and Disney are done with their current hotel expanion staying on site will be more important than ever. Both companies are going after the full tourist market and that means staying on site at both locations. Look at VB and its lack of a dedicated parking lot. Is it possible thay Universals third gate will actually be where the currect parking garages are and parking for non resort guests moves off-site? From a business standpoint they make more money from guests spending all their money there just like WDW does. At the end of the day WDW will have thousands more room and so will Universal.
     
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  19. marni1971

    marni1971 WDW History nut Premium Member

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    No.
     
  20. danlb_2000

    danlb_2000 Original Poster Premium Member

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    I think they are waiting to announce it along with the announcement of the rest of the changes to Caribbean Beach.
     
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