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Old 03-14-2019, 09:03 AM   #1571
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Kudos to the first person who competently redecorates their DVC room during their next vacation stay. Since it's fractionally-owned during that time, Disney shouldn't have a problem with it. Right?
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:15 AM   #1572
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Kudos to the first person who competently redecorates their DVC room during their next vacation stay. Since it's fractionally-owned during that time, Disney shouldn't have a problem with it. Right?
If you want fractional ownership, you might get it at Golden Oaks... at least they were advertising that at the beginning. As I'm sure you know timeshares are not fractional ownership.
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:23 AM   #1573
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If you want fractional ownership, you might get it at Golden Oaks... at least they were advertising that at the beginning. As I'm sure you know timeshares are not fractional ownership.
Yeah. Wrong term. But you know what I mean.
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:41 AM   #1574
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If you want fractional ownership, you might get it at Golden Oaks... at least they were advertising that at the beginning. As I'm sure you know timeshares are not fractional ownership.

The Four Seasons Resort has not started that aspect of their development.
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Old 03-14-2019, 02:11 PM   #1575
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If I'm putting out VGF-like points to stay at a resort, I want a reliable mode of transportation.
That's my thinking as well.


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I thought they would operate them in lightning. If they cannot be operated safely during lightning, this is another thing against Riviera. I also do not want to pay a premium to stay at a resort where buses will be used every time there is bad weather, which can be a lot depending on the time of year.
It does strike me as an issue if it will be as unreliable in the summer as that express bus transportation was for us, for hopping in August.

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Hope they mean lightning in the area, rather than raining because shutting down gondolas for rain could be quite often.
Yes -- my understanding is they'd they'd temporarily shut down when lightning was within X miles, same way they do with some attractions. They WOULD operate in the rain.
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Old 03-14-2019, 02:45 PM   #1576
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I thought they would operate them in lightning. If they cannot be operated safely during lightning, this is another thing against Riviera. I also do not want to pay a premium to stay at a resort where buses will be used every time there is bad weather, which can be a lot depending on the time of year.
Since I so rarely travel to WDW (Disneyland girl myself) I hadn't thought about the gondolas not being able to travel when there is lightning, but that makes complete sense. It is a negative, but when the gondolas are working I think they will be awesome. For buyers I don't think it will deter them from plunking down their money - except for you You know DH wants to buy there. You're doomed
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I thought they would operate them in lightning. If they cannot be operated safely during lightning, this is another thing against Riviera. I also do not want to pay a premium to stay at a resort where buses will be used every time there is bad weather, which can be a lot depending on the time of year.
This was discussed on the Gondola thread and the system will be grounded just like your house.

[quote=WiltonJohn;1525246]From watching that video, it appears that they've added what you might call a separate "lightning arrestor line" strung a couple feet above the haul rope. This seems to be heavily grounded. Like a "lightning rod" on a building. So this is looking to be Disney's solution to the threat of lightning. Not a common practice in typical ski lift situations.
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Old 03-14-2019, 05:06 PM   #1578
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[quote=cedel47;1541658]This was discussed on the Gondola thread and the system will be grounded just like your house.

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From watching that video, it appears that they've added what you might call a separate "lightning arrestor line" strung a couple feet above the haul rope. This seems to be heavily grounded. Like a "lightning rod" on a building. So this is looking to be Disney's solution to the threat of lightning. Not a common practice in typical ski lift situations.
I would imagine that should a nice thick bolt of lightning hit a steel cable a couple of feet away from you, that will become a real thrill ride. Hear the sizzle, see the smoke, feel the heat....ride the Disney Gondolas.
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I would imagine that should a nice thick bolt of lightning hit a steel cable a couple of feet away from you, that will become a real thrill ride. Hear the sizzle, see the smoke, feel the heat....ride the Disney Gondolas.
Actually your idea allows for additional IP to be used in the parks.





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[quote=cedel47;1541658]This was discussed on the Gondola thread and the system will be grounded just like your house.

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From watching that video, it appears that they've added what you might call a separate "lightning arrestor line" strung a couple feet above the haul rope. This seems to be heavily grounded. Like a "lightning rod" on a building. So this is looking to be Disney's solution to the threat of lightning. Not a common practice in typical ski lift situations.
Regardless, some who tend to be right about these things are reporting that the gondolas WILL shut down when there is lightning in the area, same as some attractions do.

Just because they COULD run them in lightning doesn't mean they've decided that they WILL do so routinely.

If this is true, it makes this transportation option unreliable a fair bit during the summer in particular.
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