Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover

by josh on May 12, 2010

Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover

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: Although it may not be listed, it’s usually open


Type: Peoplemover

Similar To: Unique

Requirements: None

Scary Factor: Zero

What to Expect: Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover is an elevated tour of Tomorrowland.  Riders board slow moving, four-person cars that run via linear synchronous motors embedded in the track.  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: Ride whenever you need a break or want to sit down.  Since there’s rarely a line, I would save it for the afternoon when the Park is the most crowded.

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.  This isn’t by any means a “must do” ride, but if there’s no wait and you have the time then you might as well hop on.

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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.

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