How funny, the gondolas don't bother me at all. I think they are kind of fun. Actually I love all the rides at DLR.....except.....TOT. I rode it once at WDW, and now that I know what to expect, I'm having a hard time getting myself back on it. (Just liquor me up first. I'll probably stumble into the TOT willingly then.) Oh, and I would never ride Maliboomer, but I really don't count that as a real Disneyland ride since you can find those drop towers in just about every themepark. But all the other thrill rides I LOVE!!!!