Tomorrowland Peoplemover Gliding Since 1975 in Walt Disney World

July 1st marks the anniversary of the WEDway Peoplemover, now called Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover in Walt Disney World.  The first smooth flowing, easy going peoplemover glided through Tomorrowland in 1975 winding in and out of different attractions.

Tomorrowland Peoplemover, Magic Kingdom, 2011 Walt Disney World The original WEDway Peoplemover (named for Walter Elias Disney) will always hold a special place in my heart because it was my first ride on my first visit to Magic Kingdom in 1976.  Still to this day, I love sitting back and relaxing as it flows along.

I recommend all Park newcomers to ride the TTA Peoplemover first to get an overview of Tomorrowland.  The Peoplemover is a second-story ride you board at the Rocket Tower Plaza.  Along the 10 minute ride you weave around Tomorrowland with great views of Carousel of Progress, Tomorrowland Speedway, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin and more.  At one point you get a glance inside the Buzz Lightyear attraction and also a preview of the dark ride Space Mountain.

Let’s take a partial ride on the 2011 version of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover. It includes the slight swaying of the ride and actual sounds of the Park.  Note how “uncrowded” the Park is compared to more recent years. Enjoy!

F. G. Mama

About the author…F. G. Mama, Katie McDill, has been in love with Walt Disney World since first entering the gates in 1976. After her two kids went off to college, she moved from Georgia to the backdoor of the Magic Kingdom in Florida. She worked several years at Walt Disney World performing as Fairy Godmother in day parades, the “Best of Disney” castle stage show, and the original Electric Light Parade. For the last ten years, she along with daughter and family, have enjoyed “living the dream” in Celebration (the town that Disney built) just across the bridge from Disney World. During this time she has collaborated with son-in-law Jimmy in several production projects including Orlando Attractions Magazine-The Show, The Mindy Mouse Show and FunaticsTV. Her other career included being a writer, artist/designer, special events creator and coordinator. Now she is enjoying the good life of Anna Maria Island, Celebration, Disney World and, of course, sharing magic at FUNaticsTV!

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