Need HELP planning your Disney Vacation? Read ON and Learn about the PeopleMover Ride at Magic Kingdom.
Dear Nina, we are SO excited for our trip, but with all this extra time, I thought I would research more on rides. I would love your thoughts. We are starting with Magic Kingdom. Any hidden gems? Thanks again – Heather and Family. Stay Healthy!
YAY, love hearing that. Nothing helps a gloomy day more than planning a Disney Vacation. Magic Kingdom is my FAVORITE Park, well outside of Disneyland. But its my favorite WDW Park. I am a HUGE sucker for the classic rides. Forget coasters, I want to ride Pirates and Haunted Mansion and even Dumbo over and over again. But as you mentioned, there are a few hidden gems that most people don’t brag about. You know, after talking to your friends neighbors cousin about their trip…did they ever mention a ride called the PeopleMover? My guess is no, but for many in the know, its a MUST.
Make sure to keep following along as I will try to discuss many rides a bit further in detail, more than I perhaps normally would in a email. Disney World is filled with wondrous treats that many aren’t aware of and usually these gems are my personal faves and MUSTS when vacationing Disney. As always, Keep following my page for more tips & tricks and make sure to watch the video at the end of these posts, I just might feature the ride or attraction in question. Why not Watch AND Read about these special experiences.
Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover:
The PeopleMover (so simply named) is located in the Magic Kingdom. Its in the Tomorrowland area and an easy miss for many vacationers. The ride actually takes place ABOVE all the walkers and visiting guests. So when entering the ride, all you really see is a walkway elevator taking you up. Its nestled near some counter service eats and next to the Astro Orbiter (the space rocket ride you can see from a far). So in reality…it really is a Hidden Gem. I can only assume many just walk right past it, assuming since not a coaster, its something you can miss 🙁
Perfect for the WHOLE Family:
For families, its the perfect ride. Its great for ALL ages and I mean babies to grandparents. Its slow, simple and not at all scary. Sometimes you pass through a dark tunnel, but its quick and you can usually see the light at the end. If your kids like trains or the monorail, this would be a MUST.
So what is it:
It is what the name says…it moves people. Its a simple tracked ride where you enter and sit and watch and enjoy. It takes you above the park and through tunnels, buildings and rides, its a basic overview of the Tomorrowland area. Kinda like a train without the chaga chaga, choo choo. Its the perfect ride to relax, take in some air conditioning and get out of the sun for a while. As a kid, I LOVED this ride as it gave you a sneak preview into Space Mountain and Buzz Lightyear. There are no hills or scary turns, only time it speeds up is to take a corner. The corners are the big thrill.
I think my FAVORITE part of this ride, outside of watching other guests enjoy Disney are the views. Since this ride takes you around the Tomorowland area, above the people below, you get some good looks without a lot of obstruction. Love the castle, construction of NEW ideas and other rides in the area. You can even see some characters walking around or greeting guests. Buzz & Woody are common in this area. I love the breeze in my face and lights and colors should you ride at night. WARNING: it is hard to snap a decent picture as you do move at a good pace, so just enjoy it.
So give it a chance and enjoy! Just remember there is more to Disney than just coasters and rides you hear about from friends.
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