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This article is about the Magic Kingdom attraction. For the similarly-named Disneyland attraction, see PeopleMover.

The Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover (also called the Blue Line, TTA, and Tomorrowland's Super-Skyway) is a peoplemover system in Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort. Themed as an urban mass transit system of the future, riders are taken on a train ride around the second floor of many attractions in Tomorrowland. It has one station, in the center of Rockettower Plaza, located beneath the landmark Astro Orbiter. The TTA's leisurely pace and lack of long queue lines, along with the sneak previews of other more extreme Tomorrowland attractions it offers, and being the closest one can get to riding Disneyland's old PeopleMover, make it a favorite attraction among repeat visitors.

History and Layout[]

The WEDway PeopleMover opened on July 1, 1975, based on the PeopleMover at Disneyland in California. Because it did not utilize the propulsion system of rotating Goodyear tires used in the original, (instead using linear synchronous motors), Goodyear opted not to sponsor the east coast version. The Edison Electric Institute was the original sponsor of the ride. The original narration track was provided by longtime Disney voice Jack Wagner. In June of 1985, his narration was replaced by the voice of ORAC One - "The Commuter Computer" (Wagner's voice is still heard on the breakdown spiel, which is the same used on Magic Kingdom's iteration of Peter Pan's Flight).

A larger scale version of this linear synchronous motor WEDway system was intended for use within Walt's city concept of EPCOT and was also offered for sale for airport and city use, though the only one to purchase the system from Disney would be the Houston Intercontinental Airport (now the George Bush Intercontinental Airport) in Texas in 1981.

In the spring of 1994, Tomorrowland underwent a massive refurbishment to re-theme the area as a working city of the future. The WEDway PeopleMover received new physical theming as the track was updated from smooth Googie-esque white forms to boldly colored metallic structures. It was during this refurbishment that the attraction's name changed to Tomorrowland Transit Authority. The current spiel (with only minor alteration since) was also added at this time, the tour now led by Pete Renaday broadcasting from TTA Central.

The line is a one-way loop, with a brief stretch at the entrance to Space Mountain operating with two-way traffic. At this point, the trains pass so close to one another that it is possible to reach out and touch hands with people in the oncoming train, though a tongue-in-cheek safety spiel warns guests (specifically those from Galaxy M-31) from doing so; this spiel is only heard in the 1994 and 2022 narrations. The only switches are at Space Mountain, where the main track passes through the attraction and storage tracks run around the perimeter. The design of the station platform has guests boarding and disembarking the cars onto a moving walkway. This allows the vehicles to remain in motion at all times.

On August 5, 2010, the attraction was renamed Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover.

On March 12, 2020, it was announced that Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover would be set to close for refurbishment, due to the COVID-19 outbreak's impact on Florida.[1]

On October 26, 2020, Walt Disney World reopened after being temporarily closed during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Walt Disney World announced that Disney has once again extended the Tomorrowland PeopleMover refurbishment. The refurbishment continues to follow along with the theme park hours posted the furthest into the future, in this case January 9, 2021, and delayed again multiple times until April 25, 2021.[2]

On July 1, 2022, a new narration debuted hosted by ORAC-5 (voiced by Stephen Stanton), with an updated spiel to acknowledge Tron Lightcycle Power Run. The new narration restores many elements of the 1994 narration, including announcements of destinations and the accompanying chimes, references to the Blue Line, and the above-mentioned safety spiel for the two-way traffic section near Space Mountain. New signage also went up, renaming the ride to simply the PeopleMover; the original WEDWay PeopleMover attraction poster also went back up in one of the tunnels at the entrance to the park under the railroad tracks.

Blue, Red, and Green Lines[]

The TTA's backstory makes reference to the Transit Authority's three different "lines": the Blue Line, the Red Line, and the Green Line. The Blue Line, which constitutes the actual ride, is Tomorrowland's intra-city elevated train system. The Red Line takes riders "off-planet" to other destinations in the galaxy, while the Green Line provides local transportation to Tomorrowland's "Hover-Burbs". There is a diorama of a hub station where all three lines intersect located on the second floor of the Convention Center. Other services provided by the Transit Authority (interstate highway maintenance and long distance space travel) are alluded to in the ride's narration.

Blue Line Stations[]

Though only one actually exists, other destinations are announced while riding:

Other locations mentioned in passing, but not as stations on the line include:

The Convention Center[]

After entering the Convention Center building, the Metroliners pass a large diorama containing a portion of the original architectural model of Epcot as originally envisioned by Walt Disney. Originally intended to be a working city instead of a theme park, the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow never came to fruition. The model in its complete form was created by WED Enterprises as the city was being planned and displayed on the second floor of the Carousel of Progress when it was in Disneyland. Both the Carousel and the model moved to Walt Disney World in 1975. According to the ride narration, the display is sponsored by the Tomorrowland Metro-Retro Historical Society. When the new narration debuted in 2010, Nation on Wheels, the original 1967 theme for Disneyland's PeopleMover, was added.

Space Mountain[]

Since the roller coaster's addition in 1975, the TTA track has offered riders a restricted look down into the two largest of Space Mountain's post-show dioramas. Currently these feature the vignettes of an alien dig site and radio beaming of packages back to the "home planet". Also, guests are treated to a limited view of the actual track and the sounds of screaming guests taking a ride on "Tommorowland's Gateway to the Galaxy". The TTA is also the best way to view Space Mountain during a breakdown, since the rides are on a different system, and a breakdown on Space Mountain will not affect the TTA. This allows passing TTA passengers to view the twisted metal cage that is the track of Space Mountain.

CircleVision Building Windows[]

Originally the tunnel through the south show building (now home to Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin) had three windows; one and two on the trains' right, three to the trains' left. This building first housed If You Had Wings, and the windows were carefully placed to look down into the Mexico, Jamaica, and Trinidad show scenes in such a way as to hide all projectors, lights, and other show support equipment.

When If You Had Wings (renamed If You Could Fly after Eastern Airlines left) was closed in January 1989 and remodeled into Delta Dreamflight, the windows no longer lined up correctly with the show scenes. The first window was replaced with backlit panels depicting the ride's barnstormer scene. Window two looked into the Parisian Excursion scene, from a viewpoint which heavily distorted the tableau's forced perspective. The third window would have had riders looking directly into an extremely bright light and so was completely obscured with plywood and black fabric.

When the ride transitioned yet again into Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin in 1998, the first window was fitted with the diorama of the hair salon, and the second left open to look into the new attraction, though concern was expressed over the fact that this view allows TTA riders to look directly into banks of high-powered blacklights.

Attraction Scenes[]

Hidden Mickeys[]

There is at least one Hidden Mickey in the diorama of the hair salon. The alien seen getting her haircut is wearing a belt, which has a buckle with a black Mickey face on it.

In other media[]

In Miles from Tomorrowland, the Tomorrowland Transit Authority is seeking to develop spaceways to better connect different star systems around the galaxy, with the title character's family being among those involved in that work.

Voice Cast[]

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