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News Remy's Ratatouille Adventure coming to Epcot

rreading

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From what I know so far there’s no second phase. But I’m sure there’s an exec somewhere gushing about how good it is.

It would make sense as an option to get guests from AKL to AK. I understand they've had other considerations as well - but certainly something would be nice.
 

nbar

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Top of my head there were monorail stations proposed for the Yacht/Beach, Swolphin/Boardwalk and CBR.
A rendering of yours.
1986 monorail proposal .PNG
 

doctornick

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In general, I think the biggest failing with the master planning if WDW is not having more resorts and “stuff” walking distance. This would help to alleviate some of the transportation needs and congestion.

In particular, for example, why isn’t AKL next to the entrance of DAK and walkable? I’m sure there’s argument about the animal areas at both, but that could have certainly been overcome. And it would have enhanced the dining options at DAK which were quite limited for years.

Same things could be said for maybe putting (say) the water parks next to resorts.

And the Epcot monorail line has buildable space along it. Why not a “fill in” station with a resort along the way?
 

UNCgolf

Well-Known Member
In general, I think the biggest failing with the master planning if WDW is not having more resorts and “stuff” walking distance. This would help to alleviate some of the transportation needs and congestion.

In particular, for example, why isn’t AKL next to the entrance of DAK and walkable? I’m sure there’s argument about the animal areas at both, but that could have certainly been overcome. And it would have enhanced the dining options at DAK which were quite limited for years.

Same things could be said for maybe putting (say) the water parks next to resorts.

And the Epcot monorail line has buildable space along it. Why not a “fill in” station with a resort along the way?

I wonder if there were environmental/regulatory reasons for not building more things close together.
 

CastAStone

Well Well Well Member
Premium Member
I wonder if there were environmental/regulatory reasons for not building more things close together.
That and a lot of the land Disney owns is unbuildable, or so swampy that while you could technically make it work the costs can’t be justified when you could just build nearby. Disney has put in footers only to watch them sink more than once.
 

dreday3

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That and a lot of the land Disney owns is unbuildable, or so swampy that while you could technically make it work the costs can’t be justified when you could just build nearby. Disney has put in footers only to watch them sink more than once.

I'm terrified of sinkholes. An irrational fear? Yes. But reading this brought it back to the surface...:D
 

dreday3

Well-Known Member
I'm a Geologist in the Orlando area if people have questions about the environmental impacts on property. I can assuage (or intensify) fears about sink holes!

What are my chances of being on Spaceship Earth and a sinkhole opening up and swallowing us all?

Or to keep on topic, what if I'm on Ratatouille?

(yes, I've thought about this) :D
 

CastAStone

Well Well Well Member
Premium Member
I'm a Geologist in the Orlando area if people have questions about the environmental impacts on property. I can assuage (or intensify) fears about sink holes!
Am I correct that sinkholes that eat roads and buildings are typically more related to unanticipated changes in water flow vs building on soft land?
 

UNCgolf

Well-Known Member
Maybe I’m in the minority here but, I prefer the sky liner to the old decrepit slow moving monofails that Disney wants no part of anymore. Have I given in?

I wouldn't call it giving in. Nothing wrong with preferring the Skyliner.

I actually hate the Skyliner and wouldn't ride it except as an absolute last resort (which is why I have no plans to ever stay at any of the Skyliner resorts) and would much rather have an expanded (and upgraded) monorail, but it's all personal preference.
 

jaxonp

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I wouldn't call it giving in. Nothing wrong with preferring the Skyliner.

I actually hate the Skyliner and wouldn't ride it except as an absolute last resort (which is why I have no plans to ever stay at any of the Skyliner resorts) and would much rather have an expanded monorail, but it's all personal preference.
I didn’t like it at first but it’s really grown on me. There’s almost never a wait and if there is it’s not very long. I’ve only been stuck twice but that was when it first launched. I personally think they need it to run to Disney springs yesterday.
 

Surferboy567

Well-Known Member
I also really like the Skyliner (although I have only rode it a handful of times).

Wouldn’t say I prefer it over the monorail both are great transportation options.
 

SplashZander

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I also really like the Skyliner (although I have only rode it a handful of times).

Wouldn’t say I prefer it over the monorail both are great transportation options.
In its current state, I definitely prefer the Skyliner. Currently, the monorail just has too many glaring, yet fixable, flaws.

From overcrowding to slow transit times, the monorail has become a pain, especially when with a wheelchair.

The Skyliner is a quick, peaceful, and oftentimes private journey.

Overall, it is a very enjoyable experience. My first ride was with two extreme skeptics, but they both walked away pleasantly surprised.
 

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