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The PeopleMover (July 2, 1967August 21, 1995)(officially the PeopleMover Thru the World of Tron, from 1982-1995) was an attraction in Tomorrowland at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, and remains open at the Magic Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Florida as Tomorrowland Transit Authority. The spelling of the attraction's name is also referenced as "Peoplemover" or "People Mover." Disney sometimes uses the latter, but usually uses the spelling "PeopleMover." Image File history File links Disneyland_PeopleMover_Poster. ... Jump to: navigation, search July 2 is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 182 days remaining. ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search August 21 is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tron is a 1982 Walt Disney Productions science fiction movie starring Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn (and his counterpart inside the electronic world, Clu), Bruce Boxleitner as Alan Bradley (and Tron), Cindy Morgan as Lora (and Yori) and Dan Shor as Ram. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Disneylands Tomorrowland logo as of 2005. ... Jump to: navigation, search Disneyland is a theme park at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. ... Jump to: navigation, search This temporary page is being used to expand and convert the article Anaheim, California over to the new format agreed to at WikiProject Cities. ... Cinderella Castle is at the center of the Magic Kingdom. ... Lake Buena Vista is a city located in Orange County, Florida. ... TTA logo The Tomorrowland Transit Authority (also called the Blue Line) is a people mover system in Tomorrowland, in the Magic Kingdom in the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida. ...


The transportation term "people mover" comes from this attraction. PeopleMover was actually a working title for the attraction, but it became attached to the project over time and there was never another name for it. A people mover is a fully-automated light rail or tram system. ...

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Attraction facts

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History

The PeopleMover opened as part of New Tomorrowland in 1967. The attraction's vehicles were always in constant motion, and were accessible by a large turntable inside the station. The PeopleMover was presented by Goodyear. The trains were not powered by motors within themselves, but rather by rotating Goodyear tires embedded in the track, which the trains would pass over every nine feet. The cars were all red, blue, yellow, and green with white roofs until they were repainted all white with colored stripes in the 1980s. The PeopleMover closed in August 1995, and was replaced by Rocket Rods in 1998. 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A turntable is any rotating platform: a phonograph (or the platter of), used to play vinyl records, or by DJs to mix or scratch them (see turntablism) a device used at some railroad facilities to turn a locomotive or other rolling stock around, or onto one of several radially arranged... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Jump to: navigation, search // Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... Note: as an adjective (stressed on the second syllable instead of the first), august means honorable. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rocket Rods was an attraction in Tomorrowland at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...


Sponsorship

The attraction used an updated WEDway system based on the WEDway used for the Ford Magic Skyway at the 1964-65 New York World's Fair. When Disney asked Ford Motor Company to continue sponsorship by sponsoring Disneyland's new PeopleMover, they declined, because Ford did not want to support technology that could replace the automobile. So Goodyear was asked to sponsor it, and accepted, and the wheels in the WEDway system were replaced by tires. The PeopleMover's logo is even influenced by Goodyear; the entire "PEOPLEMOVER" logo is in the same font as Goodyear's logo. The PeopleMover was also often called the Goodyear PeopleMover. View of the New York Worlds Fair 1964/1965 as seen from the observation towers of the New York State pavilion. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Ford Motor Company (often referred to simply as Ford; sometimes nicknamed FoMoCo, NYSE: F is an automobile maker founded by Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan, and incorporated on June 16, 1903. ... Jump to: navigation, search A small variety of cars, the most popular kind of automobile. ... Firestone tire A tire (US spelling) or tyre (UK spelling) is a roughly toroidal piece of (usually) rubber placed on a wheel to cushion it. ...


SuperSpeed Tunnel

In 1977, the SuperSpeed Tunnel was added to the PeopleMover. It was located in the Carousel Building, then housing America Sings. Race cars were projected on the walls all around the trains. In 1982, the scenes were changed to clips from Tron's light cycle race scene, and the tunnel was renamed Tron SuperSpeed Tunnel. 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... America Sings was a show at Disneyland at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, from 1974 to 1988. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tron is a 1982 Walt Disney Productions science fiction movie starring Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn (and Clu), Bruce Boxleitner as Alan Bradley (and Tron), Cindy Morgan as Lora (and Yori)and Dan Shor as Ram. ...


Deaths

The PeopleMover was always a popular attraction, despite the fact that it was unreliable, and took the lives of two guests, although the guests were at fault for jumping out of their cars, and were crushed by oncoming trains.


Future

After the PeopleMover's ill-fated successor Rocket Rods closed in 2000, the PeopleMover/Rocket Rods tracks remained untouched until 2005, when the tracks were painted blue and silver for Tomorrowland's new paint scheme. This raised much hope from Disneyland fans, to know that Disneyland was still maintaining the tracks. Although many trees have taken over the tracks in the Autopia area, some have been recently cut away from the tracks. Above the star tunnel scene in the Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters attraction, which opened on March 17, 2005, a "bridge" extends over the tunnel, with a wall on the bridge with two planets painted on it. On April 26, 2005, a Disneyland insider site [1] reported that if the first few weeks of the Disneyland 50th Anniversary goes well, Disney will greenlight the plans for an updated PeopleMover (most likely Tomorrowland Transit Authority) as well as a removal of Tomorrowland's 1998 attraction Astro Orbitor, which would allow for the Rocket Jets to be rebuilt on top of the PeopleMover station, where it originally stood. Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year 2000. ... Jump to: navigation, search 2005(MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Buzz Lightyears Astro Blasters is an attraction at Tokyo Disneyland Park at Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan that opened in 2004, and at Disneyland park at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California that will open in 2005 as Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, a slight name change to... Jump to: navigation, search March 17 is the 76th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (77th in Leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search April 26 is the 116th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (117th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 2005(MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Happiest Homecoming on Earth is the eighteen-month-long celebration (held through 2005 and 2006) of the fiftieth anniversary of the Disneyland theme park, which opened on July 17, 1955. ... Astro Orbiter The original centerpiece of Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL, Star Jets opened on November 28, 1974 as a D-Ticket attraction. ... Rocket Jets was an attraction at Disneyland at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. ...


See also


TTA logo The Tomorrowland Transit Authority (also called the Blue Line) is a people mover system in Tomorrowland, in the Magic Kingdom in the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida. ...

Attractions at Disneyland-style parks
Main Street, USA: Dapper Dans | Main Street Electrical Parade | Remember... Dreams Come True | Wishes | World Bazaar
Fantasyland: Cinderella Castle | Matterhorn Bobsleds | Mickey's PhilharMagic | Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
Peter Pan's Flight | Skyway | Sleeping Beauty Castle | "it's a small world"
Tomorrowland: Adventure Thru Inner Space | America Sings | Autopia | Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters | Captain EO | Carousel of Progress | Delta Dreamflight |
Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage | If You Had Wings | Innoventions | PeopleMover | Rocket Jets | Rocket Rods | Space Mountain | Star Tours | Stitch's Great Escape!
Frontierland: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad | Pinewood Indians | Rivers of America | Splash Mountain
Adventureland: Indiana Jones Adventure | Jungle Cruise | Pirates of the Caribbean | Raging Spirits | Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room
Other: Club 33 | Critter Country | The Haunted Mansion | The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh | New Orleans Square

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PeopleMover - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (556 words)
The PeopleMover (July 2, 1967–August 21, 1995)(officially the PeopleMover Thru the World of Tron, from 1982-1995) was an attraction in Tomorrowland at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, and remains open at the Magic Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Florida as Tomorrowland Transit Authority.
PeopleMover was actually a working title for the attraction, but it became attached to the project over time and there was never another name for it.
The PeopleMover was always a popular attraction, despite the fact that it was unreliable, and took the lives of two guests, although the guests were at fault for jumping out of their cars, and were crushed by oncoming trains.
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