Magic Kingdom

Friday, April 07, 2006


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. It has one 'station', at Rockettower Plaza, where passengers enter and exit onto a circular moving platform. All of the cars are blue with silver sides.

The WEDway PeopleMover opened on July 1, 1975, based on the PeopleMover at Disneyland in California. Unlike Disneyland's version, it did not use the same propulsion system, instead using linear induction motors. Because of that, Goodyear did not sponsor it. Another notable difference is the fact that the cars are not covered, but the track is. The original narration was provided by longtime Disney voice, Jack Wagner. In June of 1985, his narration was replace by ORAC One-the commuter computer, who would guide you along the tour. Finally, when the attraction's name was changed to the Tomorrowland Transit Authority in Spring of 1994 to coincide with the new Tomorrowland, it was given another narration track.

The line is a one-way loop, with sections where the two directions run next to each other. The only switches are at Space Mountain, where the main track passes through and storage tracks run around the outside.


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