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    Re: If the skyway closed due to disability concerns, what about Main Street Station!

    Quote Originally Posted by sleepyjeff
    I think the skyway closed for the same reason the Keel Boats, Motor Boats, Peoplemover, Country Bears, etc.

    Expensive to operate non-E-ticket type attractions don't make any sense to keep around in the post A-E ticket Disneyland
    Skyway has more cost/logistical reasons than any of the rides you mentioned, except maybe Keel Boats.

    But yes the did close a lot of stuff in the mid-90s. And then in 1998 Fastpass appeared and all the old regime's closured bit them in the rear, as Fastpass left you with a bunch of APs stacking their E-rides by FPing one and getting in line for another, or just wandering around and taking up space aimlessly.

    The simple "cheap thrill" rides like subs and canoes are needed more now than ever.

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    Re: If the skyway closed due to disability concerns, what about Main Street Station!

    A couple of reasons why Skyway closed:

    Legal: Disney attorney's became increasingly worried over the safety of the attraction, and the company's liability. There had been several accidents in attractions similar to Skyway at other parks, and many theme parks began removing the attraction. Disney was one of the last to do so.

    Insurance: With the safety of the attraction in doubt (thought Disney's Skyway had a great safety record), insurance costs were going through the roof.

    Hourly counts: Probably the single most compelling reason (so they say) was a big drop in the number of guests that rode the attraction. Disney execs claimed the hourly numbers had been decreasing for years, which is somewhat believable.

    Redevelopment: One thing not talked about was Disney's plans to redevelop both Tommorowland and portions of the backstage area in Fantasyland and Frontierland. These plans were never fully realized.

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    Re: If the skyway closed due to disability concerns, what about Main Street Station!

    Quote Originally Posted by MickeyMania
    But yes the did close a lot of stuff in the mid-90s.
    And w h o was in charge at this time?
    Anyway, it won't be back. For those of you who want the Peoplemover back: Back when the Peoplemover was open, it had a backstage area behind Tomorrowland Stage. Well, that can't happen again, as there is
    some kind of roller coaster in that space now.
    So, where would a likely place to have one be? Tomorrowland Skyway station...just happens to be next to the Peoplemover track and would have pretty good access. It was at one time the Rocket Rods workshop.
    Maybe...the Peoplemover is on it's way back...
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    Re: If the skyway closed due to disability concerns, what about Main Street Station!

    Skyway, Adventures through Inner Space, and People Mover all had one thing in common: guests frequently had sex on them. That was one reason for their removal/replacement.
    "Here You Leave the World of California Today and Enter the World of, um, er, California Today."

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    Re: If the skyway closed due to disability concerns, what about Main Street Station!

    Quote Originally Posted by sediment
    Skyway, Adventures through Inner Space, and People Mover all had one thing in common: guests frequently had sex on them. That was one reason for their removal/replacement.

    It wasn't me!!!!!

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    Re: If the skyway closed due to disability concerns, what about Main Street Station!

    Without delving through the entire thread, and at the risk of repeating answers to the OP:

    Main Street Station is okay because there are three other stations which are wheelchair accessible. So the lack of access at Main Street does not preclude folks from taking the train.

    Tarzan's treehouse does have some level of accommodation as well. They took out part of the back Pirates queue to make a ramp so that guests in wheelchairs can access the "trashin' the camp" section of the attraction.

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    Re: If the skyway closed due to disability concerns, what about Main Street Station!

    Does not Disney usually close one attraction in order to open a new one???
    The skybuckets closed in 1994 and Indy the 100+million dollar attraction opened.
    If I remember correctly most of the time the buckets were going out empty. This was during the Pressler ERA?
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    Re: If the skyway closed due to disability concerns, what about Main Street Station!

    Quote Originally Posted by Brer Bear
    And w h o was in charge at this time?
    Anyway, it won't be back. For those of you who want the Peoplemover back: Back when the Peoplemover was open, it had a backstage area behind Tomorrowland Stage.
    Are you referring to Space Mountain? if so the peoplemover ran through space mountain. if not space mountain, What are you referring to?

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    Re: If the skyway closed due to disability concerns, what about Main Street Station!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lore
    The skyway closed for one reason, and one reason alone. The plushie skyway vehicle flopped.
    Along with the sky way themed gift shop you had to walk through upon exiting the ride.

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    Re: If the skyway closed due to disability concerns, what about Main Street Station!

    Quote Originally Posted by Yendorb
    Are you referring to Space Mountain? if so the peoplemover ran through space mountain. if not space mountain, What are you referring to?
    The Skyway went through the Matterhorn. When they removed it, they closed up most of the large holes which used to exist on the sides. Now only a fraction of those openings remains.

    Ironic, since the Matterhorn was supposedly inspired by a need to cover up the ugly tower for the Skyway...

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    Re: If the skyway closed due to disability concerns, what about Main Street Station!

    Quote Originally Posted by Beatle_johnny
    In another post, people spoke of a major reason that Skyway went "bye-way" was due to the limitations that people in wheelchairs and dissabilities could not do the ride.

    I don't think this sounds right.

    Could you get a wheelchair onto the top of Tarzan Treehouse?

    Are there not some rides that inherently are not for less than fully mobile people?

    When I was there in June, I took my stroller (YES I AM A STROLLER PERSON --- GET OVER IT!! ) off at the Main Street Station and was shocked to learn of no wheelchair ramp. The CM said it was unfortunate but this station has been declaired a historical landmark and therefore does not have to abilde by legislation calling for wheelchair access.

    Is this true? How can a building of 50 years be a historical landmark!
    hmmm, interesting theory.

    I would consider the Train Station and The Castle to be historical.

    But other things I would like to see change at the park, including some of the Main Street facades - they are nice but that whole corner of buildings on the far right next to the Plaza Inn are boring looking.

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    Re: If the skyway closed due to disability concerns, what about Main Street Station!

    A former Subject-Matter Expert for the Disneyland Railroad did tell me personally that Main Street Station is protected by at least one level of government as an historical landmark.

    Incidentally, the Inner Lobby side of Main Street Station is the most photographed place on Earth.

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    Re: If the skyway closed due to disability concerns, what about Main Street Station!

    The most logical way to make Main Street Station wheelchair-accessible would be to install a small Autopia-style elevator on the West side of the platform where the Guided Tours Garden is located.

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