Disney Skyliner (Gondola Transportation System) Read Post 1 Updated 3/4/19

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  1. Rivergirl2005

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    Any chance of 1st and 2nd week of June or more closer to the end of June?
     
  2. rteetz

    rteetz Rumors and News Moderator Moderator

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    It’s too early to say.
     
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  4. Mark Cameron

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    I would think with all the testing they are doing between CBR and Hollywood Studios right now, they should have a good bit of data and should take less time on the other lines.
     
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  5. cisco911

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    Thats the true question. All the testing is being done on that one line. The other two lines are still not being tested. I would assume the other two lines would require the same level of testing. I wonder if they would open the CBR to HS line and leave the others closed or would they want the whole thing to be open at the same time?
     
  6. Mark Cameron

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    I'm willing to bet they will start testing the CBR to POP/AoA line pretty soon. I think if any of the lines aren't open by the time SWGE opens, I bet it's the Epcot line.
     
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  7. sachilles

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    I think the Epcot line offers the most challenges, with the turn and turn/load stations.
    Honestly think the limiting factor is the construction around the stations. That needs to be ready for people as much as the gondola itself.

    So I think the DHS tram loop, CBR station, and IG gate improvements all really need to be ready for prime time before they open the skyliner. No sense opening into construction zones and temporary walkways, that will be done shortly after.
     
  8. TheMaxRebo

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    I am not an expert, but I would think the first line would require the most testing as they are also testing how to get the gondolas themselves on and off and getting all the gondolas in and inspected, and just dealing with any Disney red tape ... basically just the nuts and bolts of how to do the testing - so now that they know how to do the testing the other lines should go a little faster

    I agree that I don't think they would open just the CBR to DHS line, but if they can get the AoA/Pop line done as well and just leave the EPCOT one they could open the other two first ... but guess we shall see
     
  9. scrappinginontario

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    I work in IT which I know is very different from gondolas but we recently did a HUGE system upgrade. The first portion to be implemented and tested revealed 15x the number of challenges and problems then the final portion did. Each portion of the project got better as we learned from what had happened in the first section. I’m guessing the gondolas would be similar.
     
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  10. The Pho

    The Pho A heck of a paleontologist if I do say so myself

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    Most of that should already be known. They’ve had a Gondola on property before, they currently operate a chair lift, and Disney has been hiring people with years/decades of experience with these systems.
     
  11. ChipnDale79

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    We check out of POP on 6/22.....bet ya it opens on 6/23 :)
     
  12. ThistleMae

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    The way Disney does things, I wouldn't be surprised if POP and AOA were left out of the initial "GO". That way everyone staying at those resorts can be disappointed!
     
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  13. TheMaxRebo

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    yeah, and maybe I am putting too much on to this - but just feels doing the testing elsewhere and doing it at Disney isn't the same (just due to any approvals and legal compliance and all that sort of stuff) so has to be some uniqueness to testing the first gondolas on site at Disney that know they know and is one less thing to worry about for the other lines

    But maybe that impact is much more minimal that it is in my head
     
  14. kappyfamily

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    This is me but in Miami. I drive all over the country for work and nothing is worse than Miami. Holy smokes.
     
  15. ThistleMae

    ThistleMae Pandora is Even Better than Imagined!

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    I can't even imagine how much it must cost to insure WDW! Anyone have a guess or even know?
     
  16. Spaceguy55

    Spaceguy55 Hi Ho..Hi Ho.....

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    Generally most large corporations have a umbrella policy with a certain deductible and a fixed premium.
    The transportation "Minnie vans , buses, etc" may be required to have it's own commercial liability policy as required by the state.
    As far as cost,I've managed properties and had umbrella policies and can say they are pretty affordable as you increase your deductible...I'm sure Disney's cost is in the millions.
     
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  17. TheMaxRebo

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    I could probably do some digging since I know my company reinsured at least some of their exposure

    But they must have sooooo many different coverage - from the more property based ones, to workers comp, to D&O/E&O, then some umbrella over it

    Plus they are large enough that they could self insure some of it
     
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  18. DanBoris

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    I believe Disney parks are self-insured.
     
  19. OSUZorba

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    This is what I think too. I think they probably want to open them all at once, but will open CBR to DHS and POP before SWGE even if the Epcot line isn't ready.

    That said, there is still a lot of time left and I bet they will all open together.
     
  20. OSUZorba

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    Really? I've never felt unsafe with the driving in Orlando or Miami. Orlando annoys me with all the slow old people.

    Nothing like driving in Texas (at least used to be, all the new people have made it more sane). I've even had a gun pulled on me on US-75 in downtown Dallas.
     
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  21. TheMaxRebo

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    Orlando is tough just as there are soooo many people visiting in rental cars and not used to the car itself or the roads, etc.

    New York City is kinda nuts but at least most of the people are competent drivers. Personally I've found Boston to be the worst
     

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