New Monorail?

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  1. lockedoutlogic

    lockedoutlogic DIS Veteran

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    Caribbean has the worst stops/bus layout on property...dixie isnt' far behind...wtih okw and saratoga also getting honorable mention...but caribbean would not be suited for the monstro buses without a big infrastructure retro fit.

    they might even have a hard time making the curve into the guard shack.
     
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  3. TinyTim2

    TinyTim2 Earning My Ears

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    The bus stops have to be worked on made longer etc. As for making turns any place a regular bus fits a artic can. 99 percent of the time.
     
  4. joelkfla

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    Turning radius (from mfr. websites):
    • Gillig Low Floor: 43'
    • Nova LFS: 40' 10"
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    • Nova Artic: 44' 8"
    • New Flyer Artic: 44'
    So the radius is 1-2" more than the Gillig, which is the majority of the current fleet. The only resorts that I think would be a problem are OKW, where the bus has to turn around in a tight loop at each stop, and SSR, where 2 buses pass each other on the road to Grandstand station.

    The roadways around the CBR entrance & exit are all 1-way 2 lanes; worst case an artic might have to slop over into the other lane on the curves.
     
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  6. lockedoutlogic

    lockedoutlogic DIS Veteran

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    The Caribbean stops are just bad and the roads are tight...I could drive the loop blindfolded (and probably walk the entire grounds as well)

    When the "magic on demand"
    Dispatch system was being tested ( which of course is precursor to lots of other things today)... Caribbean had the worst numbers as far as wait times and efficiency by a nautical mile

    ... Saw the data 100 times.
     

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