Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover refurbishment extended another week

Sep 17, 2020 in "Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover"

Tommorowland Transit Authority PeopleMover closed - July 2020

The Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover refurbishment has been extended through to at least November 28 2020.

The Magic Kingdom ride closed in the first week of March and has not reopened since. The reopening date has been moved back a couple of times since the refurbishment began.

The PeopleMover has been seen operating without guests on numerous occasions since the park reopened on July 11 2020.

View all current and upcoming Walt Disney World refurbishments.

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Article Posted: Sep 17, 2020 / 8:38am ET
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wdwmagic2 days ago

I dont think at this point it is actually being pushed back. I think it may be more a case of the refurb system reporting range not showing the full data set.

KBLovesDisney2 days ago

Your cadaverous People Mover betrays an aura of foreboding, almost as though you sense a disquieting metamorphosis. Is this closed down ride actually Not Working?? Or is it your imagination? Hmmm? And consider this dismaying observation, this ride has not been working and has not been worked on for months on end. Which offers you this chilling challenge to find a way to ride! *Insert evil laugh here Of course, there's way. Disney....

Riverrafter212 days ago

"Captain Nemo here. Don't worry I have full confidence they get it back up and running!" Joking aside, I hope they take their time and get it done right and prevent too many more push backs.

TJ Vazquez2 days ago

Hmm, this constant push back of a refurbishment, even when there isn't any work being done, is a bit alarming. Is the story that they are waiting for a part to come in true?

trainplane32 days ago

Aaaaaaaaand extended another week:

UNCgolf7 days ago

I love the last 10 or so minutes of that so much. It's very reminiscent of EPCOT with its optimistic projections for the future. I've seen it before, but it's been a long time. Makes me happy.

Movielover7 days ago

Don't forget the ride's incredible show stopping finale... A big blast of air and a strobe light!

willtravel7 days ago

I soooooooo do enjoy the intro to this video. All smiles.:happy:

Bocabear7 days ago

OMG that endless Highway of Tomorrow and futurist cartoons in the old Circlevision theater! LOL! It really is baffling how they could not have banked the curves and installed the show scenes that were planned... the chase lights in ping pong balls and coffee cans with holes punched in them were baffling. It could have been absolutely amazing...

_caleb7 days ago

Indeed. I rode the Rocket Rods dozens of times. That meant HOURS of waiting in the long queue, watching the Magic Highway video and Circle-Vision 360º clips. I'm convinced that banked turns (and a better solution for the queue) would have made the ride a classic Tomorrowland attraction. Had they made it an addition to the PeopleMover rather than a replacement, I'd want one for MK.

marni19717 days ago

Point is Cynthia Harris wouldn’t approve an extra ten million to bank the turns. The cars tore themselves apart and damaged the track. The Idea itself was sound (apart from loosing an attraction for queue space)

_caleb7 days ago

This! It was a (poor, in retrospect) response to the question, "What can we do with the PeopleMover track without spending too much?" If you look at the positives of the idea– thrilling (but not another coaster), on-theme for Tomorrowland, kinetic energy (and sound!), and tied to Disney history story-wise, it wasn't a bad proposed solution to the problem. In application, however, we all know how that turned out. The point is, they were working with a lot of restrictions and limitations.

Walter Elias Disney7 days ago

Peoplemover WILL return once the refurbishment has been completed. Repairing support roof beams right now to have a unified visual look. Now with limited cast members, due to recent lay offs, will cause delays on refurbishments throughout the Magic Kingdom.

marni19717 days ago

Rocket Rods was a different beast. It was an underfunded retrofit, not a refurbishment.