Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Can't Leave Disney Without My...

Welcome to those of you joining me from The Disney Chick and those of you just hopping aboard.  I am the 4th stop on our Magical Blogorail.

Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover!  Or should I say WEDWay PeopleMover?  Or Tomorrowland Transit Authority??  Ever since our second family excursion to Walt Disney World in 1975, no Disney trip feels complete without our "private" tour through one of our favorite lands. Perhaps it is because this attraction offers such a wonderful, relaxing overview of this section of the park.  But more likely it is the visceral connection I have with its prototype; Ford's Magic Skyway from the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair.  This WED Imagineered pavilion rode passengers past Audio-Animatronic figures in motorless convertible Ford Mustangs.  (The dinosaurs and cavemen featured were eerily similar to those in Spaceship Earth and Universe of Energy.  In fact, these actual dinosaurs were shipped to Disneyland in 1966, and remain in the Disneyland Railroad's Primeval World diorama to this day.)  The most endearing aspect of this attraction was Walt Disney's narration, and that is what I believe ties me to the PeopleMover.

Unlike the Magic Skyway, the PeopleMover looks not into the past, but solely into Disney's vision of the future; Tomorrowland, to be exact.

Space Mountain
Astro Orbiter
But, of course, there are some delightful diversions along the way.

Cinderella Castle
Tomorrowland Speedway
Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor

This attraction appealed to me as a teen, as a newlywed (kissing in the dark!), and as the mother of a spectrum child who would ride this over and over to decompress.  Now?  It's just another part of my Disney DNA.  I can't leave Disney without a spin on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover  The only thing missing is Walt's melodious voice.

Thank you for joining me today.  Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail is Delightfully Disney

Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:

1st Stop~   Magical Mouse Schoolhouse
2nd Stop~   Return to Disney
3rd Stop~   The Disney Chick
4th Stop~   DIStherapy   (you are here!)
Final Stop~   Delightfully Disney


  1. We love this ride too! But I think you summed it up wonderfully. I also remember going on this ride as a child with my parents. At that time I thought it was the most boring thing to do but now I treasure those memories and drag my kids on it today.

    1. They'll get it one day too, right??? Hooray for traditions... (Of course it will probably have yet another name by the time your kids grow up! :D)

  2. What a great video of the Magic Skyway! Looks like they incorporated that into Spaceship Earth. The Peoplemover is a great way to see MK and relax a bit. Love it!

    1. Jodi, you are so right. The more I learn about Disney history, the more I realize that one bit of imagination leads to the next- you can absolutely connect the dots!!)

    2. Jodi- you are so right. It seems the more Disney history I learn, the more I realize how much "one man's dream" affects another!

  3. This is one of my favorite attractions! I just love it! SO relaxing and such a great view of Tomorrowland!

  4. Disney Resorts has very relaxing views they'll surely quench your mind from any stress.