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Aug 21, 2012 8:04 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
Good morning! This day in Disney history, Aug 21st, 1995. The PeopleMover (sponsored by Goodyear up until Dec 31st, 1981) closes @ Disneyland. Running since July 1967. Guests could board small trains that ran on elevated tracks for a "grand circle tour" above Tomorrowland. It was a high-capacity attraction. The hourly capacity was up to 4,885 guests! It was be replaced by a faster new attraction called Rocket Rods on May 22, 1998. Do you remember this attraction? Copy and paste for a video about its history:🎬 http://is.gd/nigmLw and here for a ride thru: http://is.gd/lEZox3 πŸŽ₯

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I so remember and miss this attraction. It was such a great way to take a break and view all of Tomorrowland. It started at what was the Tomorrowland Rockets and took you all through Tomorrowland and all the way back to where the Autopia Cars go. Through the Tron exhibit and even above the Tomorrowland store. If Disney has any heart, they will bring this attraction back and honor Walt and his Imagineers. Personally I don't think they are up to the challenge, but I throw down the gauntlet anyway. - splashphotoCM  885.6 #206 3:42PM
I loved the People Mover! Guess I'm officially old since I do remember it. But I still feel like a kid. Disneyland will do that to you, won't it? - MeridaFan  4243.7 #34 7:42PM
Yeah, they seriously should bring it back for so many reasons. Hey, the track is already built, come on people, its a no-brainer....;) - CVDisneyland  411.2 #540 3:25AM
My grandmother always insisted we go on the Peoplemover. It was a great way to take a break and view all of Tomorrowland. Very sad that they took it out and never brought it back. - ScooterMike  1963.0 #83 8:07AM
I didn't even get to read your entire post, as the "more" link isn't working for me. :/ - bbngheartdisney  243.4 #1437 8:49AM
That makes me sad! I'm sorry! Did you try restarting the app? - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 8:59AM
Yes and for some reason the more link isn't working on this post only. Oh well, I still enjoyed reading what I could.  - bbngheartdisney  243.4 #1437 7:09PM
Thanks for this! But I gotta say I don't think I ever got to ride this attraction. - vdubmomma  204.4 #1943 8:18AM
You calling us old? - ScooterMike  1963.0 #83 8:20AM
Bully! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 8:25AM
No not by any means. I may have rode it when I was little I just dont remember. :D - vdubmomma  204.4 #1943 8:30AM
what the who!?? πŸ˜„ - misschurro  6361.2 #17 8:31AM
Say what?? :) - vdubmomma  204.4 #1943 8:33AM
I honestly don't remember ever riding it either. - donnievegas  1132.7 #160 8:34AM
Once upon a time, before Astro Blasters and Star Tours.... - ScooterMike  1963.0 #83 8:40AM
You mean they didn't always have astro boasters and star tours? You're lying! - jackskellington34  22.0 #163 9:03AM
haha. did you mean Astro Boasters, JS34?? hahaha - misschurro  6361.2 #17 10:54AM
still hearing rumors that it will return for the 60th bday. I sure hope they are true. I also hear Tomorrowland will be getting a face lift for the 60th. - GoofyJoe  1906.6 #87 9:32AM
I would SO love it if this were true! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 10:31AM
I was so bummed when they took it out. I really loved how you felt like you were going super fast through the TRON tunnel!!! The fans they had in there really helped in aiding the perception of speed! - MoreGumboPlease  229.8 #1610 1:20PM
For my fellow " old-timers" πŸ˜‰...do you remember the original "speed tunnel"? In 1977 they added the speed tunnel, where race cars would zip past your Peoplemover and wind machines gave you the feeling of speed. Once Tron came out, the race cars were replaced. - Gia  802.0 #231 5:28PM
Yes! But I don't consider myself an old timer :( I'm not even 40.. :( - NotSoDapperDan  323.9 #781 10:06PM
I remember the people mover and feeling alittle scared at the part that would go by SP b/c I was too scared to ride it...ah, many moons ago. Thx for the info SMK :) - DisneyDawn  419.2 #530 6:47PM
That's exactly what I ISPs to think when I rode the Peoplemover & it went by Space Mtn. - sammy.aceves  38.5 #5299 7:03PM
I miss this attraction so much! With Tron being popular again, I feel they could bring back a variation of this, heck make a 3D Tron tunnel! - Dawnsharks  124.7 #3136 8:10PM
THAT is a fun idea! I like the way you think! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 8:32PM
I Asked a cast member and he told me that they can't bring them back because the track is right in the middle of an emergency exit for buzz light year astro blasters and affects safety codes. They would have to re-do the whole buzz ride :( worth it? I think so! - lovetheland7  177.9 #2279 1:55PM
ask 10 more CM's and you'll get 10 different answers. Most CM's are not in the loop. - splashphotoCM  885.6 #206 6:34PM
I have so many great memories of the PeopleMover....thanks for posting this! - Gia  802.0 #231 8:11AM
Oh good! My pleasure! Thank you for your comment! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 8:30AM
I remember it. Thanks SMKπŸ˜ƒ - E-Ticket  1466.6 #115 8:14AM
Awesome e-ticket sorry my links don't work. :( I know you always like those! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 8:32AM
A sad day in Disney history IMO. Miss it!! - MoonWillow  381.3 #589 8:15AM
I agree! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 9:28AM
Whenever my uncle was tired and wanted to rest we always took a trip on the people mover....as kids it was 'boring' but now i can def take use of the well rested ride - bellerie  22.2 #6958 8:15AM
16 minutes to relax my feet? Yes please!! Lol - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 8:20AM
The first thing we did was go on the Peoplemover. Miss it. - WishIWereThere  298.3 #929 8:16AM
I miss it also! :( - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 9:39AM
I loved this ride! Thanks for bringing back the sweet memories! - pixiedreamer  214.5 #1810 8:17AM
You bet! πŸ˜‰ - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 9:29AM
Whoaa look at the palm trees and no astro orbiter or plaza inn. 😲 a blast from the past! Thanks duchess! - nickb92  69.6 #4171 8:17AM
I believe the umbrellas from the plaza inn are on the far right. But good eye Nick! Hope you're well! Thanks for the comment! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 9:41AM
The Plaza Inn has been there since 1955. It's name was changed in 1965 from The Red Wagon Inn. - Coaster  19178.6 #1 10:42AM
Yep, thanks for adding that coaster! You rock! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 10:53AM
I loved the people mover, it's one of the few attractions I remember experiencing with my mother when I was little. I really wish they would bring it back. - Linzee  1188.1 #146 8:18AM
What a nice memory! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 10:53AM
I miss Tomorrowland looking like this! Really miss the PeopleMover and Circle Vision - KissDclown  1089.1 #167 8:23AM
Ahhh circle vision, another missed treasure! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 10:56AM
I do miss it. Wonderful picture - Tealtownfan  1015.6 #184 8:36AM
I wish they would bring it back! - bbngheartdisney  243.4 #1437 8:47AM
Really miss the ride. The track is still there, wish they would bring it back. - Liz814  98.7 #3614 8:53AM
Single tear drop emoji... - NotSoDapperDan  323.9 #781 9:01AM
I loved the People Mover! - HarvesterProducts  261.6 #1240 9:24AM
Ahhhhh the PeopleMaker, where every High School kid had a 16 minute make out session - Dave  13493.0 #2 9:43AM
πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ "PeopleMaker" oh my! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 9:47AM
Okay, so I'm not the only one that called it that... Those IR camera monitors at the loading station were like Cinemax AferDark! - NotSoDapperDan  323.9 #781 9:57AM
You mean "skinamax" lol - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 10:32AM
Lol, nice SMK... It was always so fuzzy you never were quite sure exactly what you were looking at. - NotSoDapperDan  323.9 #781 11:38AM
Thank goodness for the fuzzyness!! Lol - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 12:29PM
"I was just checking to make sure she still had both tonsils, healthy is happy!" - NotSoDapperDan  323.9 #781 7:37PM
I loved People Mover! Truly a childhood memory. - iloveprinceEric  264.4 #1221 9:43AM
I loved that ride since the track is still there bring it back - bobster56  230.3 #1603 9:49AM
It's not coming back. The track is deteriorated beyond reasonable repair - KissDclown  1089.1 #167 9:52AM
Hopefully they'll do something with the remaining tracks when they update tomorrowland! I never got to ride the people mover, but did ride the rocket rods, so I've been on the track. - Nesabell  157.7 #2599 9:52AM
Sadly I never rode the Disneyland version of this attraction, only the TTA in WDW - BaseballMickey_CM  7560.9 #11 9:53AM
C'mon Disney bring it back ! You brought Captain Eo back and nobody is ever in there . people mover was awesome - snakeinmyboot40  394.0 #571 9:54AM
they brought captain eo back...jk with so many rumors about tomorrowland and disney 60th anniversary and rumor ride removal I think it would be hard to bring people rumor in its current form? - pikarich  5227.7 #22 10:02AM
I don't remember the People Mover or ever riding it. Thanks for the history. - PrincessLeia  312.6 #836 9:58AM
I loved the People Mover and need to bring it back!!!! - DisneyNorm  1402.4 #127 10:00AM
Thanks for the flash back :) I still remember my favorite parts were seeing everyone in Circlevision and going through the "Grid of Tron" part. - DisLUVney  631.4 #320 10:41AM
Thanks for the great picture. My son was just asking me last week at Disneyland about the empty track in Tomorrowland . Now I can show him this picture. - RadiatorSprings4Ever  1566.1 #107 10:46AM
Oh that's great! You're welcome! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 1:29PM
Check out ""Yesterland", they have tons of old DL pictures and lots of fun history! - connielu  686.5 #288 1:11AM
It was just so relaxing after a long day. - SUUZinOCretiredPLAID  1036.1 #177 10:47AM
I never appreciated this attraction when I was younger. It was too slow for me. Now I wish it was there!! - LilSterner  5455.2 #20 10:50AM
Thank you for this post!! I wish they'd bring this baccckkk ;( - SarahLovesDisney  85.2 #3836 11:16AM
I don't remember it, I do remember the people mover. Thanks for sharing this fun fact!😘 - dimplesdanie  1236.9 #138 11:28AM
😞 I was not even born yet. Thanks for the info. - RickChavez  3671.2 #40 11:32AM
Lol that made me feel old! In 1995 I was graduating HS! - joyfulmomma  248.5 #1373 5:51PM
Sad day. I remember riding that with my Grandma. πŸ˜” - DisneyFanZoe  1249.3 #135 11:42AM
Go Go Go Go Goodyear! - Butterlina  1570.6 #105 12:30PM
Was that the sponsor for the racecar speed tunnel movie that was playing before the MCP took over? - NotSoDapperDan  323.9 #781 12:45PM
Bring it Back! Bring It Back! Bring it Back! (chant with me people) - Sarafina  491.7 #432 12:33PM
I'm too young to remember the PeopleMover - I was two when they closed it down, so I've probably ridden it. I wish I could have experienced it, everyone says such great things about it! - BelleintheTARDIS  258.8 #1267 12:38PM
Rode it all the time! Miss it! - Cinderella_Schnooks  3370.7 #42 12:46PM
I rode it. I miss it. - Melody_CM  13474.2 #3 12:49PM
Rode people mover, loved it.. It went 3 mph and then got switched to the rocket rods and got sped up. - jungleskipper  438.0 #499 12:59PM
Ahh man I wasn't even born yet like how rickchavez said and I just never rode in my entire life. - Goofy24  174.0 #2335 1:03PM
I remember riding the people mover as child. It was my dads favorite. Miss it!!! - disneyjuls  51.8 #4712 1:45PM
I loved the people mover it was a great ride when you were tired of lines and wanted to sit for a while. I remember it going thru space mountian. That was really cool. - tinkertonnie  252.0 #1329 2:04PM
The people mover was great. Im glad that i got to experience it before they took it out. - LoneRAYnger  4261.6 #33 3:05PM
This is a beautiful picture. Thanks for sharing! - aprilinjune4  483.5 #438 3:06PM
I don't really recall riding it...but I have a weird memory about being inside those boxy cars with my grandma! Bring it back!!! :) - Normstar  97.6 #3631 3:13PM
I don't remember these but the Rocket Rods were a blast....when they were running. - MikeyMouse  145.1 #2793 3:59PM
love how you were able to see the people mover rolling through above you while shopping in what is now star traders - ChristopherRobin661  274.0 #1125 5:52PM
I never rode this!! I wish they would bring it back! - CourtyAstroBlisters  784.0 #236 6:00PM
I rode the original people mover at the 1964-65 world's fair in New York. I can remember looking down at the dinosaurs that are now in the Grand Canyon diorama. Never got to ride it in Disneyland, but we did ride the TTA in Disney World a couple of years ago. Rocket Rods were always a challenge. How far would you get before it broke down this time.... - garrlusdland  67.6 #4231 6:12PM
Good info Duchess! Never did get to see either rocket rods or people mover. - madsdad  1868.2 #92 6:20PM
That used to be our first ride when we would go. - lakertitanfan  3.3 #33742 6:30PM
I loved it and I miss it, but if they arent going to bring it back they need to remove the tracks. - Firelt  236.3 #1515 7:13PM
Good information and history. I like reading all the replies too. - Tom  11116.2 #6 7:29PM
Thanks Tom! Me too! The comments are awesome! I'd write everyone back but I'd never want to be annoying. Lol just letting it take it's natural course! Thanks everyone for your stories! - Duchess_SMK  6340.7 #18 7:50PM
Oh...the PeopleMover!! Such wonderful memories and I love this photo!! - MinnieMousewife  914.1 #201 7:43PM
I loved the PeopleMover! When I was young and my family would go to Disneyland my dad and brother would go on Star Tours while my mom and I would go on the PeopleMover. - BettyPoop  237.5 #1500 8:05PM
Loved this ride! I remember getting stuck on the ride once for a very long time and we had to do a walk-off. It was my first walk-off. - 2princesses  236.7 #1512 8:17PM
Same thing happen to us. It was my first walk-off as well. Thanks for jogging my memory. - DisLUVney  631.4 #320 8:50PM
I want this back, I miss it! - ElectricMayhemMom  1435.0 #119 8:36PM
I feel sad because I hated this ride as a child because it 1) tron scared me and 2) bored me. As an adult I wish so desperately that it was still at the park. It just reminds me of my childhood and I think as an adult I would appreciate it so much more. 😒 - aidensmama  340.3 #704 11:03PM
Ahhh, the people maker, how I do miss it. I never made a person but was always curious if that actually happened?! I'm sure it did with that nickname! - GoofyCC  8.7 #11990 11:13PM
I miss it so. I posted a pic from it on the last retro day. - MeridasHair  346.5 #687 11:34PM
This was my 'rest the feet' attraction! Never a long line, constantly moving! - MomWithAJuiceBoxBuzz  1190.7 #145 6:42AM
Miss that ride. And the sky way. - CAscreaminfan  3.2 #36506 9:55AM
Have a great day. I love the stars on that lanyard. - MrsMears  217.1 #1772 11:12AM
Have a great day. I love the stars on that lanyard. - MrsMears  217.1 #1772 11:12AM
thanks :) Now, DLR, please bring it back - misschurro  6361.2 #17 11:14AM
I loved the people mover . It would be our first ride that we would go on as a family with my grandparents that way you could get a feel for the park of what to expect for the day. Plus it had it tron moment which is great! - disneyducks  37.1 #5384 12:39PM
I would have liked this MUCH better then the "Broken Rods"- I mean "Rocket Rods"! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜πŸ˜ƒ Lol - littlemsfrecklesCM  250.1 #1349 1:18PM
Lol. My sentiments exactly. - potatohead25  701.8 #274 7:15PM
Loved going on the PeopleMover when I was a kid. Favorite part was going through Space Mountain when you could see the cars go by. - Woozle  51.0 #4743 3:23PM
Bring it back ! Bring it back ! Bring it back ! ..... Did it work .... Oh well it was worth a try - EdLovesAlvena  259.6 #1261 10:11PM
RIP - lynniesue42  232.4 #1576 11:08PM

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