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New Gondola Transportation

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

  1. xdan0920

    xdan0920 Think for yourselfer Premium Member

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    I am worried about those things happening. I always envision myself flying into the darkness on Space Mountain. Seems inevitable.

    FWIW...

    I am far more worried about the SM vehicle flying into actual space then I am of these gondolas being terrorist attacked. It's so aggravating when some dopey dopes start throwing around buzz words like "soft target" because it makes them feel smart.

    "oh, WDW gondola system is a soft target, I know because I saw that word on the TV."
     
  2. creathir

    creathir Well-Known Member

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    What word would you rather be used?

    Looking at other mass transport options, which does expose more people to more risk?

    Buses? Only the single vehicle is potentially impacted.
    Trains? Only the single vehicle, at most one additional in an oncoming derailment situation.
    Monorails? Single vehicle.
    Boats? Single vessel, maybe another if commandeered and used to ram something.
    Gondolas? Potentially 20-40 of these things falling in the HIGHLY unlikely event of the haul rope being severed.

    I understand what is being discussed is thankfully NEVER likely to happen, but I sure as heck never thought I'd see airplanes being used as bombs to slam into skyscrapers, yet it did over 15 years ago.

    The world is a screwed up place with screwed up people. We are discussing a transport option at a vacation spot. It is something which at least merits discussion.
     
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  3. xdan0920

    xdan0920 Think for yourselfer Premium Member

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    Honestly. Shut up.
     
  4. Minthorne

    Minthorne Well-Known Member

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    If the gondola falls Spider-Man will catch it.
     
  5. GhostHost1000

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    can't we just fly to parks and resorts on banshees? ;)
     
  6. DisneyJeff

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    Only at Universal... there's an agreement between Disney and NBC/Comcast/Universal about this. It would have to be Mr. Incredible inside WDW. ;)
     
  7. righttrack

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    In NYC we have the Rosevelt Island Tram. This is really heavy and strong, probably the type of thing you'd need in Florida Weather. It has heat and AC and holds 125 people. It operates in all weather conditions except winds over 50mph and lightening.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Kamikaze

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    Been brought up multiple times already.
     
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    The vehicles will not be anywhere near that large nor will it be a shuttle system.
     
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  10. Minthorne

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    No it is OK cause it is Outside the parks!
     
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  11. xdan0920

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    Soft target soft target soft target.

    Am I doing this right?
     
  12. larryz

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    You mean Eisner might be returning???
     
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    You're kidding, right?
     
  14. larryz

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    In a world where Bob Iger might run for President of the US, there's no telling what else might happen. Even the dinosaurs in Ellen's Energy Adventure might come to life and start eating guests right out of the transports...
     
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    So you're agreeing that it wouldn't be a good thing for him to come back. ;)
     
  16. larryz

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    I'd sooner see the dinosaurs in DINOSAUR start eating guests.
     
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    Apparently you've never used the restrooms closest to Pinocchio Village Haus...
     
  18. Capsin4

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    Looks like you don't need the loop between CSR and the transfer station. The line is thick enough to handle two way traffic so that one line could hold the loop.Why rail? couldn't that just be an extension of the gondolas?
     
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    Aerial tramways are inherently inefficient and have largely fallen out of flavor. Maximum capacity of that system is 1,200 passengers per hour, per direction - equivalent to a two-passenger chairlift.
     
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    Jesus coming from the clouds of glory on a golden monorail confirmed!
     

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