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Posted 14 February 2004 - 05:53 PM

I've heard that they run the monorails to Epcot "English-style" because the Epcot Monorail Station was built backwards, and would cost too much to fix. If this was true, why wouldn't they just let passengers off to the right side instead of the left like they do at the Polynesian and Grand Floridian?

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Posted 15 February 2004 - 07:48 AM

Never heard of this before. I knew they wanted you to -tour- the park before getting off the monorail.
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Posted 15 February 2004 - 11:30 AM

Hmm, maybe that was what was meant by backwards. Actually, it almost makes sense to do that second because that means more time spent in the park, and essentially, more revenue. Though, for people that don't know Epcot, it definitely makes more sense this way, who knows.

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Posted 20 February 2004 - 11:43 PM

I think that considering a monorail station backwards seems rather nit picky. What I can't understand is the exit ramp being twice as long as the load ramp. There is no need to walk all the way over the tram station before the last two ramps to reach the ground. I could understand if there was a great view, but all you see is sidewalks, parking lots, and ticket stations.
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Posted 22 February 2004 - 05:46 PM

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There is no need to walk all the way over the tram station before the last two ramps to reach the ground.


Agree there. That drives me nuts.
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Posted 22 February 2004 - 05:59 PM

I dont think I've been on the Epcot monorail since like I was 6 or so.
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Posted 22 February 2004 - 09:33 PM

I agree it is very long.

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I dont think I've been on the Epcot monorail since like I was 6 or so.

Gee, maybe I should have made you take the Monorail instead of driving you around :old:
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Posted 23 February 2004 - 12:58 PM

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Gee, maybe I should have made you take the Monorail instead of driving you around :)

That would mean less time with you in which case I'm more than happy to continue not riding the monorail :D
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Posted 23 February 2004 - 02:34 PM

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DisneyPrincess said:

Gee, maybe I should have made you take the Monorail instead of driving you around :)

That would mean less time with you in which case I'm more than happy to continue not riding the monorail :D


Heh, then I'm glad to have the joys of depriving you from the Epcot Monorail ;)
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Posted 23 February 2004 - 03:39 PM

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I think that considering a monorail station backwards seems rather nit picky. What I can't understand is the exit ramp being twice as long as the load ramp. There is no need to walk all the way over the tram station before the last two ramps to reach the ground. I could understand if there was a great view, but all you see is sidewalks, parking lots, and ticket stations.


I must agree. I never understood why they did that.
Why don't they reveal that kind of stuff on shows like the ones on the Travel Channel? :D
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Posted 23 February 2004 - 04:12 PM

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Why don't they reveal that kind of stuff on shows like the ones on the Travel Channel? :D

Because the Travel Channel specials are nothing more than glorified vacation videos?
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Posted 23 February 2004 - 04:52 PM

Good point. :D
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Posted 23 February 2004 - 05:59 PM

The Travel Channel can only air what it has been given permission for. They make too many places upset and they will never be able to go there again. Besides, that's not really anything that they would cover.
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Posted 23 February 2004 - 07:10 PM

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The Travel Channel can only air what it has been given permission for. They make too many places upset and they will never be able to go there again.

I despise places that never critisize the things they "review" or "highlight". There's nothing wrong with listing pro's and cons to anything and if the Travel Channel was fair by weighing both, I don't see why they wouldn't be let back. Besides, the saying goes "There's no such thing as bad publicity".
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Posted 24 February 2004 - 10:21 AM

I know for sure that Disney has final say over any footage shot is ever shown and will take anything that they don't like.
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Posted 24 February 2004 - 11:54 AM

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I know for sure that Disney has final say over any footage shot is ever shown and will take anything that they don't like.

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Posted 27 February 2004 - 11:37 PM

Doctor Seeker said:

I know for sure that Disney has final say over any footage shot is ever shown and will take anything that they don't like.


They are as bad as David Copperfield. He is just as picky and has to see everything in its final form.
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Posted 28 February 2004 - 11:56 AM

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