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Re: Walt Disney World Resort Non-Park Discussion Thread

Postby DorneyKid14 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:48 am

Like the idea of this. Always thought having more transportation options would be awesome there.

Would adding gondolas be more cost effective than expanding the monorail line?
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Re: Walt Disney World Resort Non-Park Discussion Thread

Postby Hilltopper39 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:55 am

^From what I understand from sources that may or may not be real or credible expanding the monorial system is incredibly expensive.

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Re: Walt Disney World Resort Non-Park Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:56 am

DorneyKid14 wrote:Would adding gondolas be more cost effective than expanding the monorail line?


We haven't seen the figures so we're all just speculating, but by all accounts it would be a much cheaper option.

Edit: ^ Beat me to it.

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Re: Walt Disney World Resort Non-Park Discussion Thread

Postby gerstlaueringvar » Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:58 am

Yeah I was going to post like how can cable car switch track and stuff like that and form a transportation network. It all make sense now.

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Re: Walt Disney World Resort Non-Park Discussion Thread

Postby thrillrider » Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:23 am

Speaking of the monorail, I was always curious why they never connected it to the wilderness lodge. It's basically right next to the resort, and really wouldn't be that far of an expansion. Making the wilderness lodge a monorail hotel could pay off.
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Re: Walt Disney World Resort Non-Park Discussion Thread

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:22 pm

DorneyKid14 wrote:Would adding gondolas be more cost effective than expanding the monorail line?


Hilltopper39 wrote:^From what I understand from sources that may or may not be real or credible expanding the monorial system is incredibly expensive.


I remember watching a documentary many years ago about the WDW monorail, and they stated that when it was built it cost $1 million a mile. . . Given how much money has changed since the construction, I don't even want to think about how much a mile would cost today.

If I can find the documentary I'll post a link to it.

Edit: In today's cost, it would cost about $5,996,024.69 a mile for the Monorail. (If the information given in the documentary was correct.)

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Re: Walt Disney World Resort Non-Park Discussion Thread

Postby DorneyKid14 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:54 pm

^^ yeah even though Disney brings that in in half a day, I would not spend 5 million dollars a mile. Even though it would be cool to see the monorail go more places.
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Re: Walt Disney World Resort Non-Park Discussion Thread

Postby MagicAngel94 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:55 pm

Does the monorail close in case of rain and bad weather?
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Re: Walt Disney World Resort Non-Park Discussion Thread

Postby Hilltopper39 » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:56 pm

MagicAngel94 wrote:Does the monorail close in case of rain and bad weather?


No but it does close to transfer on a new train every time I'm in a running late in a hurry to make my first fastpass.....

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Re: Walt Disney World Resort Non-Park Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:13 pm

MagicAngel94 wrote:Does the monorail close in case of rain and bad weather?


No, and this would be the one drawback with the Skyway system. Assuming this is a modern enclosed Doppelmayr (or something similar) it would need to close for severe weather. They can run in rain, but they generally can't run in lightning or high winds. The wind limit is generally pretty high on these modern lifts though, it's not like we're dealing with the Cedar Point Sky Ride here.

Still, I think this is a minor drawback to an otherwise awesome idea.

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