Disney Skyliner (Gondola Transportation System) Read Post 1 Now Open!

disneygirlsng

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Jul 16, 2017
Heh.

I am booking a trip in June on the Skyliner (AoA) and planning on using it several days to go to Epcot, DHS and the character breakfast at the Boardwalk. Hopefully it is as comfortable as they say during the hot/humid summer days/nights and faster and more convenient than the buses. Looking forward to trying it out, despite the no A/C. :)
I know it's not summer, but it was in the upper 80s/low 90s during my last trip at the end of Oct/early Nov and the Skyliner was incredibly comfortable, the breeze was wonderful. Even during one brief stop it was fine.
 

Someone28624

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Feb 14, 2019
I agree. Accidents DO happen. Even Doppelmeyer had an issue in Canada where someone cut the haul rope:
Cable cut, sending cable cars crashing to the ground in Canada's Howe Sound

Even with the Skyliner, we saw issues with cars crashing into one another, causing a 3+ hour delay. They're all "isolated incidents"...
So your comparison of a chairlift accident in 130kmh winds failed so now you're trying to compared a gondola that was purposefully vandalized? You're really stretching. The accident was caused by the safety mechanisms working properly. The gondola wasn't allowed to leave the station causing a back up. The delays after that were unacceptable, but have been addressed.
 

Fido Chuckwagon

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Apr 29, 2018
So your comparison of a chairlift accident in 130kmh winds failed so now you're trying to compared a gondola that was purposefully vandalized? You're really stretching. The accident was caused by the safety mechanisms working properly. The gondola wasn't allowed to leave the station causing a back up. The delays after that were unacceptable, but have been addressed.
Again, here’s one where it actually was equipment failure:


I agree that it is very very unlikely that a gondola would fall and that this is not the aspect of this system that people should be worried about, it’s the potential for injuries due to lengthy delays stuck in the air on a hot day awaiting rescue.
 
  • ThistleMae

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    Again, here’s one where it actually was equipment failure:


    I agree that it is very very unlikely that a gondola would fall and that this is not the aspect of this system that people should be worried about, it’s the potential for injuries due to lengthy delays stuck in the air on a hot day awaiting rescue.
    Freak accidents can happen in any sort of situation....if we live our lives in fear of something potentially happening...OMG....how sad would that be?
     

    FallsChurchDad

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    I have far less fear of an accident on the skyliner, than an accident on I-4 or other Orlando area roads with all the people renting cars and trying to drive in unfamiliar areas, although a breakdown/delay inconvenience is a rational "fear".
    I am not a person to worry much about safety, but I catch my breath every time I see parents holding a baby in their arms while standing on a packed bus to the Magic Kingdom or other parks. Dads with one hand on a folded stroller and the other hand cradling a small baby.... If that bus has even a minor crash, what might happen to the baby? These are people who surely have spared no expense to buy multiple car seats and use them diligently every time they put their baby in a car. By comparison, I wouldn't worry about the skyliner at all.
     
  • jade1

    I spend half my money on WDW, and waste the rest.
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    Dec 30, 2001
    We’ve discussed those incidents at length. Not really a need to continue.
    Thank you. I asked that on here about 6 months ago and it was outright deleted.

    I will admit I still want to know how to open the doors if really needed, my original question. But whatev.

    Probably related to living and driving on a frozen lake-and over slippery bridges. It's occasional to go through the ice with a car-and how to get out.

    eta: if the monorail goes in the lake-I know how to get us out.
     
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