If they do decide to build it, they should be able to do it in just a few months depending on the complexity of the station buildings.
If they went with standard stations, and didn't enclose it in custom buildings it shouldn't really take any longer to install than a B&M style roller coaster. Knowing Disney they will want to do that, but about 6 moths sounds pretty reasonable from start to finish.
When they build these things at ski resorts or up mountains in general, they have to make the footers and then they partially assemble the towers and have to fly them up the mountain with a helicopter to install them. I think with this one they could do it with just a normal crane which would make it go a lot faster.
Footers still have to be poured and helicopters would still likely be used for minimum ground impact. These guys know what they are doing when building lifts and why change something that works? It takes around six months to build a lift anyway regardless of terrain. And yes, I meant 50MPH winds. I believe the average lift speed now days is around 1,000FPM. (And many don't run at their full speeds anyway.)
I'm a little late to the discussion, but it 's interesting to note that the one hub at the south end of Caribbean Beach resort is also in the same area where a moderate DVC is going. It would be and added benefit of a DVC member staying there to have easy access to two parks.
I'm super excited for this. We really don't have anything like this in the USA, but there are certainly examples of how this can work in other places around the world. I'd love to see something like the system setup at Kolmarden Park or Sentosa Island. Go Disney for thinking outside the box and doing something amazing.
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