Thursday, July 1, 2010
July 01: A Journey Through Time & Space
Unlike the People Mover at Disneyland, which used the propulsion system of rotating tires, WEDway PeopleMover uses linear synchronous motors (similar to many rapid transit systems in airports). The Edison Electric Institute, the association of share-holder owned electric companies, was the attraction's original sponsor back in 1975. The attraction's original narration was supplied by Jack Wagner, the voice of Disney parks (today a new narration features the voice of Mike Brassell).
Now known as Tomorrowland Transit Authority (since 1994), WEDway PeopleMover is also sometimes referred to as Blue Line, TTA and Tomorrwland's Super-Skyway. Its leisurely pace and lack of queue lines makes this continuous loading ride a favorite among park guests.
"The Edison Electric Institute, for America's investor-owned electric companies, welcomes you aboard the WEDway PeopleMover. On this clean, quiet electric powered ride of tomorrow, the PeopleMover will be your front row seat for a grand circle tour of Tomorrowland." -Jack Wagner
Journey HERE for much more July 01 Disney history.