PHOTOS - Height balloon test spotted at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

Sep 09, 2016 in "Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort"

Posted: Friday September 9, 2016 3:04pm EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

The height test balloons are continuing to get a plenty of use at Walt Disney World, this time over Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort.

WDWMAGIC Forum member RadioHost spotted these earlier today, appearing to be within the limits of the perimeter bus loop, and near to the Barbados buildings.

Height test balloons are typically used by planners to determine how new construction will impact the sight lines from existing areas.

Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort has been strongly tipped to be home to a future Disney vacation Club project, although nothing has been confirmed or announced at this time.

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raymusiccityOct 25, 2016

Since there's a decent distance involved, perhaps a walkway that incorporates sections of a moving sidewalk? They seem to work perfectly well at airports...even at Uni Hollywood.

PuertoRekinSamOct 25, 2016

It can be themed properly in both ends. St. Thomas has a gondola that takes you up the mountain to paradise point. And as you mentioned, ski gondolas make sense for the mountains of Germany.

BocabearOct 25, 2016

But even a walkway crossing the higway would end up near the same place...Automated reversing tram on a track?

BocabearOct 25, 2016

Ahh that's right... I was there the day the inferno barge exploded in the afternoon... Yikes... Yeah that would be a risk...

marni1971Oct 25, 2016

The canal would have run too close backstage to the RoE Marina and the items contained therein.

BocabearOct 25, 2016

I don't get how it would be a Health and Safety Risk... you mean if I car creens off the bridge and hits a boat?

HauntedMansionFLAOct 25, 2016

hopefully a walkway bridge over the highway.

jt04Oct 25, 2016

Disney could claim it is powered by the sun which would make it even more Epcotish.

RSoxNo1Oct 25, 2016


marni1971Oct 25, 2016

Both Disney and Universal have looked at these for guest transportation.

marni1971Oct 25, 2016


jt04Oct 25, 2016

I have always advocated ski gondolas that transport you from a tropical paradise to Bavaria or Italian Alps. Perhaps passing through the Matterhorn or Dolomites on their journey. Magical.

Tony the TiggerOct 25, 2016

health & safety?

twebber55Oct 25, 2016

sorry for asking this but what is H&S risk?