The Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover is a slow-moving attraction at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. The PeopleMover, for short, is an elevated tram that travels through and around Tomorrowland.
The ride offers stunning glimpses of the park from a different viewpoint. Additionally, it is one of the most relaxing experiences at Magic Kingdom and makes for the perfect place to take a break.
In this review, we’ll take a closer look at the ride’s specifics and a few tips for the best times of the day to ride the PeopleMover. Spoiler there isn’t a bad time to ride it.
Below are a few quick references for the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover.
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Disney World Height Requirement:
Eligible for Disney Genie+:
Seats Per Vehicle:
Typically up to 6, but only your group per car.
Disney Rider Switch:
Approx 10 minutes
Relaxing, Taking a Break
Ride this attraction anytime. Even if the line is long, it’s usually fast-moving.
Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
As you arrive in Tomorrowland, you can’t help but notice the Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover above you. Guests are coming and going overhead as expected in this futuristic environment.
The PeopleMover carries guests on a narrated tour offering a behind-the-scenes look at Tomorrowland.
The central portion of the PeopleMover queue is on the ground level. However, there is a speed ramp to access the second floor, where you might have a short wait.
At the top, you’ll board the Peoplemover by stepping onto a slow-moving platform.
As the ride begins, the car speeds up a bit as you embark on a journey around Tomorrowland.
You’ll curve in and out of the platform.
Then you’ll straighten back up for a few long jaunts to take in the surrounding views.
Several areas of the attraction will take you inside, where you can see various stores and other rides in Tomorrowland.
You’ll enter a tunnel of sorts for a drive-by of Space Mountain. At one point, that specific area is pitch black unless, for some reason, the lights are on in Space Mountain.
Before the Tomorrowland tour ends, the Peoplemover will take a spin around Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress.
And you’ll take one last look at Cinderella Castle in the distance.
Lastly, you’ll end up back where you started.
The Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover is the perfect attraction to ride anytime except during inclement weather. However, parents need to know that this is an easy attraction for worn-out children to fall asleep while riding.
So keep this attraction in mind if anyone in your group needs a short break. But also consider if you might have difficulty exiting the ride with a sleeping child.
I hesitate to mention it, but sometimes cast will let guests stay on with sleeping children for a re-ride on less crowded days. Of course, that isn’t a policy or guaranteed thing, so don’t count on it always happening.
Best Time to Ride the PeopleMover: I recommend riding the PeopleMover at least twice on your Magic Kingdom day. Once in the afternoon when you need a break, and then again in the evening to see Tomorrowland lit up at night.
Waits are usually relatively low for this attraction, but the line typically moves quickly even when they aren’t.
For instance, one of the longest waits I’ve experienced for the PeopleMover was on Christmas Day when the line was extremely long. However, we only waited approximately 20 minutes to board. So, don’t necessarily let a long line scare you away.
However, skip it and come back later if the attraction is not operating (moving). In recent years, it’s been awful to go down for extended periods.
Here’s a video ride reference for the Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover via YouTube: Complete Ride Experience
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- Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin
- Magic Kingdom Carousel of Progress
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When you visit Disney, do you make it a point to ride the Peoplemover? We never miss it as long as it’s operating. Leave a comment below and share your thoughts about this classic ride.