- Jun 30, 2018
Uhhhh it is “live” and this seems like a major incident. People are reporting they’ve been stuck for almost two hours, and there are pictures on Twitter of people being taken away in stretchers (probably due to heat but still...)Probably going to be a few weeks to work out all the kinks, I’m sure they did their best before people were loaded on, but like anything else, until it goes “live” little things always turn up.
I’m with you, but I think It will happen again... it’s man made. I would bet that Disney gondolas will be the most heavily used system ever installed which will require strict maintenance. They need speed for air flow but congestion in the station looks like they don’t have room for error. Maybe space the cabins out on the cable wider until employees and technicians understand it’s flawsYeah this isn't a good development, I hope they can figure out what went wrong so it doesn't happen again. I wouldn't want to be stuck in one of these gondola's for a few hours in the heat of the day or anytime for that matter. I hope everybody is ok.
Another post says they were directing the riders from IG to BW to get busses to the other resorts. As a BW owner this doesn't make me happy, this will greatly impact the boat transportation to the Epcot resorts. Also they should be directing the stranded riders to the front gate, BC/YC/S&D as well as BW, BW shouldn't have to get all the extra foot traffic. I know that this may come off as selfish but I'm being honest and this was always a concern for me when this whole project was announced. What would the impact be to IG for the guest staying at the Epcot area resorts? Well I guess we are getting a glimpse into what maybe and it doesn't look good to me.
Doppelmayr is the maker of the gondolas. Bombardier makes the monorail. We had just left WDW earlier in the day. Rode the Skyliner from HS all the way to Epcot and back. Just a couple of pauses. This is not good. Hopefully they can figure out what went wrong fast and fix it.I’m sure the whole system will be taken off line until bombadiers engineers can take a look at it, along with a whole lot of state inspectors.