PHOTOS: Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover Support Beams Under Refurbishment at the Magic Kingdom

The Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover is a personal favorite of mine, as well as a fan favorite for many passholders and guests, if you couldn’t tell from the increased wait times. (Back in my day, it used to be a constant walk-on!)

Well, due to its increased popularity, it seems they’ve added it to the ongoing list of refurbishments and improvements. Tomorrowland received a series of new paint jobs not too long ago, and more recently, we’ve seen Tomorrowland Light & Power Co. get new phone charging stations, as well as construction walls in Mickey’s Star Traders. Now, the PeopleMover appears to be getting refreshed support beams:

What used to be those flanked stainless steel accents have been removed, leaving the exposed inner steel beams in all their rusty glory.

You can see a number of the exposed beams throughout a section of the track.

In a recent construction update, we debated the possibility that they could be returning the entirety of the PeopleMover to the Googie “Space Age” futurist style that Tomorrowland used to be known for before Eisner’s New Tomorrowland revamp in 1994. (Yes, not 1998. That was Disneyland.)

You can get a look at what the steel-overlaid support beams look like in the photo above.

We’ll be keeping an eye on the PeopleMover to bring you the latest of any design changes to come, but in the meantime, you can take a virtual tour of Tomorrowland in the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover POV video below:

As always, have a great big, beautiful today and tomorrow!

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Michael Chadwick
Michael Chadwick
1 year ago

I sure hope they’ll also take the opportunity to ramp up the experience on that beloved ride. The static hair salon and other “scenic” areas, even the rooftops of the buildings you’re going by, could all use a re-approach. This is such an easy opportunity for “plussing” the ride. Making the scenery more practically dynamic (using projections, video, even just more fiberoptic lighting ideas) would take that ride to the next level.

1 year ago

The People Mover is one of my wife and my favorite attractions, too. Great views, and a great way to rest our feet. And we really *really* wish they would bring back the Disneyland People Mover.