Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover

by josh on May 12, 2010

Opened: July 1, 1975

Name Change: Disney added “PeopleMover” to the name of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority on August 6th, 2010

Location: The entrance is located near Astro Orbiter (underneath the ride itself) and directly across from Carousel of Progress

Extra Magic Hours: Morning. Not usually listed, but it may be open for evening also.

FastPass+: No

Type: Peoplemover

Similar To: Unique

Requirements: None

Scary Factor: Zero

What to Expect: Riders board slow moving, four-person cars that run via linear synchronous motors embedded in the track above Tomorrowland.  In other words, the cars emit no pollution because they’re pulled by magnets.  The highlight of the tour is the rare glimpse of the Space Mountain track as riders pass through the dome where the ride is housed.  The Transit Authority provides a recorded introduction to the other Tomorrowland attractions as well.  During the ride, you will also get a chance to view several dioramas of how Walt Disney envisioned the original EPCOT theme park to look.

When To Go: In the afternoon when waits peak elsewhere.

Ride When Space Mountain is Down: If Space Mountain is temporarily down for repairs or otherwise closed, ride the Transit Authority for a chance see Space Mountain with the lights on.

Expect to Wait: Waits are usually less than five minutes and shouldn’t exceed ten.

Length: 10 minutes

Rating: 7/10

Commentary: There isn’t much to the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover, but it is a relaxing and scenic way to spend ten minutes.

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Andrea June 16, 2011 at 10:44 am

I love the Peoplemover! This is one of my favorite rides. It’s not exciting, there is no real action, but it’s been a favorite since I was a kid. It’s relaxing and gives some great views of the Tomorrowland rides.

Kelly May 15, 2014 at 7:23 am

Great way to chill out for 10 min

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