Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover refurbishment pushed back

Apr 28, 2014 in "Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover"

Posted: Monday April 28, 2014 9:31am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

The Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover refurbishment that was scheduled for May 3 to June 30 has been moved back.

The new dates are June 2 to August 4, reopening to guests on August 5 2014.

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Figment2005Apr 29, 2014

Right now Tomorrowland is the only place that truly needs help. Every other land, including the hub now, is getting much needed love and attention. It really is only a matter of time before Tomorrowland is brought up to speed.

Kman101Apr 29, 2014

And the Magic Kingdom continues to impress. Blah. At least Astro is supposed to get an extensive makeover. That's at least something worthwhile. It really needs it. The planets are supposed to return to spinning, right? That will be nice.

rct247Apr 29, 2014

Refurbishment is really only addressing some structure issues with the Rocketower Plaza building. Astro Orbiter is the one getting the biggest love. TTA will see lots of work done in the station with floors and ceilings, but hardly anything but perhaps some cleaning/dusting will take place on the rest of the track. Definitely don't expect anything to occur with audio or visuals in Space Mountain. It just isn't going to happen. LED lighting has to stay white for safety, but if you look closely around the track, you can see the occasional light is a different color to spice things up.

hpyhnt 1000Apr 28, 2014

This topic has come up before on these boards. Apparently having the lights change colors made it difficult for CMs to see what was happening on the track, and thus the different/changing light schemes were removed. EDIT: Found this from earlier in this thread.

WebbApr 28, 2014

Yay! For selfish reasons I'm happy about the new refurb date! T minus 13 days and COUNTING! Glad we get to relax and enjoy! Looking forward to a night cruise :) I'm trying my best to not let speculation get the best of me, but maybe SDMT won't be ready for us :( Oh well I'm still hopeful!

Kman101Apr 28, 2014

I'm looking forward to riding it next week.

cw1982Apr 28, 2014

I'm a little too excited! Our first day at MK is 6/1, and the refurb starts on 6/2... so I now get to ride this! :)

KCheatleApr 28, 2014

I love that it's getting a refurb - I'm just sad it's happening during my trip now :cry:

Kman101Apr 28, 2014

So basically it's closing because the Astro Orbiter is. I haven't ridden it in quite a while but weren't there some issues with the seating and overall cleanliness? I hope that at least gets addressed. I personally am not expecting much otherwise. But a little attention towards it would be nice.

dstrawn9889Apr 28, 2014

to work on the AA platform above, most likely. they may not even pressure-wash the track. i think that was the reasoning behind the closure in the first place, that the ceiling and floor above are in poor condition.

BocabearApr 28, 2014

So aside from mechanical issues is there anything aesthetically changing during this rehab?

BoarderPhreakApr 28, 2014

Then I guess when the Yeti returns it'll really blow our socks off! :D

WendyTinkerbellApr 28, 2014

This makes me happy. While I know it needs a good refurb, I am happy it will still be open when I'm there in a couple weeks. I wonder if the postponement has anything to do with the possible delay of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train?

ToTBellHopApr 28, 2014

i.e. the height of thunderstorm season. This may mean Mine Train isn't opening until closer to Memorial Day.