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Old 06-14-2018, 04:44 PM   #21
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Did the gondolas they had in the parks for decades ever go down? I'm curious.
I used to ride the Gondolas as a child in MK. I do remember them stopping once for like 15 minutes.... but we just looked around.

Those were pretty open air, so I don't recall being hot. (was around 8 at the time - LOL - long time ago).

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Old 06-14-2018, 04:46 PM   #22
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Are the gondolas ECV/Wheelchair accessible?
If so, how many ECV units/gondola?
If not they will still need buses.


This... I occasionally use scooters, so am waiting to hear. (I'm up to walking 8,000 steps a day now). Now just need to lose more weight... so more walking


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Old 06-14-2018, 05:03 PM   #23
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Are the gondolas ECV/Wheelchair accessible?
If so, how many ECV units/gondola?
If not they will still need buses.
Yes they are.

The type of cars that are expected to run on the type of line being installed will probably hold 8 people and are also ECV friendly. Possibly seats will fold up to make room for an ECV depending on the exact type of car.

The stations are way longer than standard, according to some gondola engineers, (so double the length of platform for unloading and then loading on the other side), and have a double turning wheel mechanism, leading to speculation from them about how they'll work. Their idea is that whilst most cars go around the first wheel, every nth car will go onto the second wheel, enabling it to even be stopped if necessary without affecting the rest of the cars; it would just be inserted back onto the main line when ready. So there'll be a continuous unloading, turn and loading of cars.

Given the cars are dispatching around every 10 seconds, it's not as if you'll be waiting for ages for another one.

The maths is quite impressive. 8 people to a car, 6 cars dispatched a minute, that's up to 48 people per minute. Even if you halve that, in the 20 minutes you'd wait for a bus around 480 people could be be on their way!
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Old 06-14-2018, 05:04 PM   #24
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Are the gondolas ECV/Wheelchair accessible?
If so, how many ECV units/gondola?
If not they will still need buses.
All of them, apparently. http://blogmickey.com/2018/05/photos...ywood-studios/ and http://blogmickey.com/2017/11/photos...display-iaapa/

The second article also says models like what is at Disney can operate in 35 mph winds and is safe to operate during lightning.
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