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    Skyway

    Does anybody know why the Skyway was retired?

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    Re: Skyway

    The Disneyland Skyway was removed in November 1994 because it was too costly to make safety upgrades. Also, people would throw objects and spit off the buckets as they went overhead.

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    The Skyway was expensive to maintain and had a low hourly capacity. Also the 35-year-old inner mechanisms were getting old and were in need of extensive replacement by the time 1994 rolled around. Instead of salvaging it, the Skyway was scrapped, and the funding went to Indy instead.

    Interesting to note that the Skyway's justification for closure is almost identical to that of the Submarine Voyage.
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    Re: Skyway

    i know it may not be possible but is there any way they can bring it back

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    Re: Skyway

    Except Nothing Was Made To replace the Subs Like Indy!

    Also, one man jumped out and landed on the only tree on the route and claimed to have fell out and sued....

    but honestly, it really sint up to disney standards......and it just isnt practical, not safe enough, people are stupid and want money.....and CMs hated it! You had one second to pull them off the ride, throw the cart to loading and load the person

    TO much mual labor and work, everythings automatic now and doesnt depend on people being fast or slow
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    Re: Skyway

    Because without the D-tickets they used to collect from every rider Disney couldn't justify the cost of keeping it.

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    Re: Skyway

    They couldn't figure out a way to put pirates on it.

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    Re: Skyway

    why didnt they just make it run slower? anyone would enjoy a slower view of disneyland and relaxation unless they mostly used the skyway for travel from tomorrowland to fantasyland.

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    Re: Skyway

    It's worth noting that almost every amusement park used to have a Skyway, and almost none of them do anymore. They all closed at around the same time, probably for mostly the same reasons.

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    Re: Skyway

    Maybe a new strategy must be employed: create attractions that are as dangerous as possible. I posted awhile back my plans for the new and improved (but deadly) PeopleMover to glide above TL:

    and its new loading system:


    Also, the Skyway:

    and its Guest Loading:


    Is safety really that important? I mean, it's not like theme is being violated or anything...

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    Re: Skyway

    Quote Originally Posted by sleepyjeff View Post
    Because without the D-tickets they used to collect from every rider Disney couldn't justify the cost of keeping it.

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    Amen, this is so often overlooked

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    Re: Skyway

    I dropped a lollipop on someone's head once. It was an accident but still things thrown over the side could be dangerous.

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    Re: Skyway

    Quote Originally Posted by fo'c's'le swab View Post
    Maybe a new strategy must be employed: create attractions that are as dangerous as possible. I posted awhile back my plans for the new and improved (but deadly) PeopleMover to glide above TL:

    and its new loading system:


    Also, the Skyway:

    and its Guest Loading:


    Is safety really that important? I mean, it's not like theme is being violated or anything...
    Hey! That new Skyway picture you show looks like the Skyway they have on Rollercoaster Tycoon!!!

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    Re: Skyway

    I heard it was because it wasn't wheelchair accessible and in order to make it wheelchair accessible it would have cost a fortune.

    also it was the victim of another one of paul presslers cost cutting ideas, same reason why they closed the subs. Too much money to maintain and it required alot of CM's. Close the ride and save money.

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    Re: Skyway

    Doesn't SeaWorld still have Sky Buckets? I know you have to pay to ride them, but if those can pass safety standards than I'm sure Disney Could pass Safety Standards...

    Didn't someone attempt to jump out of a Skyway bucket back in the day and fall into a tree or something? I remember hearing something like a failed suicide attempt.

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