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    Exclamation Testing and Updates on Walt Disney World's Skyliner System

    2/22/19

    You can check out video of the Skyliner in action on the INTERCOT Facebook Page here:

    https://www.facebook.com/intercot/vi...82264935897329

    2/11/19


    Walt Disney Imagineering has given a first look at how the Skyliner will impact the sightlines as you approach Disney's Hollywood Studios.

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    It appears to be particularly impactful from the path to the Boardwalk and likely the new bust stops.


    1/28/19

    The Walt Disney World Resort has released a new video showing the testing of the new transportation system:



    Additionally, 25 Gondola "themes" have been announced:


    • Beauty & the Beast
    • Chip & Dale
    • Coco
    • Donald Duck & Daisy Duck
    • Finding Dory
    • Frozen
    • Guardians of the Galaxy
    • Goofy
    • Horace Horsecollar & Clarabelle Cow
    • Lilo & Stitch
    • Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse
    • Moana
    • Monsters, Inc.
    • Peg-Leg Pete
    • Peter Pan
    • Pirates of the Caribbean
    • Pluto
    • R2-D2 & C-3PO
    • Ralph Breaks the Internet
    • Ratatouille
    • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    • The Haunted Mansion
    • The Princess and the Frog
    • Toy Story
    • Zootopia


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    I am looking forward to this transportation option!
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    This is so exciting! Cannot wait to try this!
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    This is what I fear, especially due to my fear of heights, imagine the areas you could get stuck. Although the Disney Skyliner pics Iíve seen havenít been too far off the ground. But this incident in Seaworld San Diego they were over water. Ugh
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    Reports are that a freak sudden wind gust of 60 mph caused the safety systems to shut the ride down. Wind speeds throughout the day were within normal operating parameters. Safety systems worked just like they were supposed to and the riders were protected.
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    Hoping that once the gondolas are actually running, it'll look a little better. Right now, the towers and lines are a bit of an eye-sore. Looks like power lines outside EPCOT and HS. But at one time, I think folks regarded some of the monorail tracks as an eye-sore, too! We'll see how this works out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThanxForNoticin View Post
    Hoping that once the gondolas are actually running, it'll look a little better. Right now, the towers and lines are a bit of an eye-sore. Looks like power lines outside EPCOT and HS. But at one time, I think folks regarded some of the monorail tracks as an eye-sore, too! We'll see how this works out.
    This. Additionally, from the HS parking lot, the "screen" of trees that isolates Disney from the real world has a hole in it. You can look all the way to downtown Orlando and the high rise hotels. Tacky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RunDMV View Post
    This. Additionally, from the HS parking lot, the "screen" of trees that isolates Disney from the real world has a hole in it. You can look all the way to downtown Orlando and the high rise hotels. Tacky.
    Ugh. I hope this isn't one of the "new vistas and landscapes" they talk about in the video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RunDMV View Post
    This. Additionally, from the HS parking lot, the "screen" of trees that isolates Disney from the real world has a hole in it. You can look all the way to downtown Orlando and the high rise hotels. Tacky.
    "Show" does not mean what it once did, as can be seen all over the property at this point.

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    Any word on when human testing will begin?
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    This thing is going to end up needing FastPass. Does each gondola really only hold 4 people?
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    Will all the gondolas be the same size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldburke
    Any word on when human testing will begin?
    Volunteering?

    Probably no earlier than Late Summer per the 'Fall 2019' opening date. There's less precedent for a new transportation system like this (vs a ride), so there is less expectation on how exactly Disney will handle the testing and introduction.

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    Does each gondola really only hold 4 people?
    6-8 is what has been reported by the gondola manufacture. The 6 - 8 Guest capacity has not been clarified to include child vs adult Guests or sitting vs standing requirements.

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    Will all the gondolas be the same size?
    Based on the information released to-date, yes; it appears so.

    The "stock" gondola from the manufacture has been displayed to have a somewhat configurable interior. Based on their unit displayed at the 2018 IAAPA, at least one of the two benches folds up; making the interior space of each gondola somewhat configurable in size.
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