That didn't take long...Skyliner Accident

kaytieeldr

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What if they couldn't get the line moving at all and this was the only way to evacuate??? What then? Personally, if this is a possibility, I don't think they should of ever built this mode of transportation.
If, if, if. Ibn mein bobe... There have been gondola systems operating in hotter climates much, much longer than two weeks https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_gondola_lifts and I would expect, absolute worst case scenario, there's this option https://www.rt.com/news/414129-alps-skiers-helicopters-rescue/
 

gatour

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  • Summer2018

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    Soooo, what would happen if the stoppage and evacuation had to take place on a sunny/humid (always) middle of the day in June/July/August and it took 8 to 10 hours to get everyone out??? I don't think any normal person could handle being stuck in one of those things for that amount of time. What if they couldn't get the line moving at all and this was the only way to evacuate??? What then? Personally, if this is a possibility, I don't think they should of ever built this mode of transportation.
    It sounds like my worst nightmare.
     

    Summer2018

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    I just know that I won't be riding one.

    I was never thrilled with ski lifts, but I did it to ski, and it was short and sweet. If I got stuck in the air, I could breathe. I wasn't enclosed, feeling trapped and claustrophobic. I know if I got trapped in one, the heat would get to me; I would panic; I would have an asthma attack; I would freak out and possibly faint. I've been stuck on the monorail for short periods, and even though I didn't like it, I was able to remain calm. I don't know why.

    There's no real occasion for me to ride the skyliner anyway, so if I'm put in that situation, I will use other transportation.
     

    slicksteve1943

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    On Wednesday morning 10/16 we two FL resident passholders were at Epcot and checked to see if by any chance the Gondolas had opened early. They HAD and we had a pleasant trip from Epcot to the Hub and back to Epcot.. The HS line was not open yet (didn't until Thursday). The ride was very comfortable, airy (not hot.. outside temps in low 80s) and we were quite pleased. Only one brief pause with no problems at all. I can't wait to use it in the future. By next month when we return we hope to be able to park at HwStudios and journey to Epcot and back. We might even take the monorail from Epcot to the Magic Kingdom. If we plan a long-ish day we could do the three-park round trip without having to drive between parks.
    We had no issues with the Gondola and look forward to riding again! Don't be scared, folks! It works!
     

    kaytieeldr

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    By next month when we return we hope to be able to park at HwStudios and journey to Epcot and back. We might even take the monorail from Epcot to the Magic Kingdom
    just so ythe aware, you need park tickets (possibly even hoppers) to do this. Monorail stop is at the front of Epcot, Skyliner at the back. Only way to connect other than going through Epcot would be bus from DHS to Epcot to monorail.
     
  • kandb

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    If, if, if. Ibn mein bobe... There have been gondola systems operating in hotter climates much, much longer than two weeks https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_gondola_lifts and I would expect, absolute worst case scenario, there's this option https://www.rt.com/news/414129-alps-skiers-helicopters-rescue/
    It wasn't 95 and sunny and humid during that helicopter rescue during Christmastime so can't even compare this to Florida in the middle of the summer.
     

    kaytieeldr

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    Are you implying helicopters can't operate in Florida heat? As I said, it's an option. Skiing weather temperatures, in the mountains, almost 200 feet in the air.
     



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