Paging Mr. Morrow, Mr. Tom Morrow, Please contact Mr. Johnson in the control tower to confirm your flight to the moon! The Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover is your tour of Tomorrowland from high in the sky. Today we’re sharing four futuristic facts about this must do Magic Kingdom attraction!
As you make your way through the many tunnels of the PeopleMover, you’ll see Tomorrowland from a different point of view. One of these tunnels features a pretty amazing model from Disney Parks past. Walt’s Progress City was Walt Disney’s original idea for E.P.C.O.T. as an Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow! This piece of history was originally located in the upper level of Disneyland’s Carousel of Progress but has since been relocated to the PeopleMover at Walt Disney World.
Peek Into Tomorrowland Attractions
Since you’re traveling above the Magic Kingdom land, you really get a much better view of all that Tomorrowland has to offer. In fact, at certain points throughout the ride you’ll have the chance to peek into other Tomorrowland attractions! You’ll get to watch guests attempt to beat Zurg on Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, zoom into outer space on Space Mountain, and you can even do some window shopping from above into Mickey’s Star Traders.
The attraction is known today as the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover, but this wasn’t always its name. The attraction first opened as the WEDWay PeopleMover back in the 1970’s. The “WED” in “WEDWay” stood for Walt’s initials -- Walter Elias Disney! The name stayed as WEDWay PeopleMover until it changed to the Tomorrowland Transit Authority in 1994. PeopleMover was once again added to the attraction’s name almost two decades later in 2010 since guests were already referring to it as the PeopleMover!
Disneyland Used To Have One
Guests who call Disneyland home always make time to ride the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover when they visit the Magic Kingdom. Why? The PeopleMover is now a thing of the past for the west coast Disney Park! The PeopleMover in Disneyland opened in 1967 as a part of the New Tomorrowland, but eventually closed in 1995 to make way for another attraction, Rocket Rods. Its replacement, Rocket Rods, was an extremely short-lived attraction that only operated for 2-3 years at Disneyland. After it closed, the PeopleMover/Rocket Rods track has remained abandoned in plain sight for almost two decades!
No trip to the futuristic world of Tomorrowland would be complete without a ride on the PeopleMover! So, on your next visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth, don’t forget to make your way to the Tomorrowland Transit Authority for a pretty sweet view.