Disneyland PeopleMover History documentary – Extinct Attractions
Directed By David Oneal, with Bob Gurr
The PeopleMover, sometimes referred to as the WEDWay PeopleMover, was a transport attraction that operated from July 2, 1967 to August 21, 1995 in Tomorrowland at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. Guests boarded small trains that ran on elevated tracks for a “grand circle tour” above Tomorrowland. The ride’s station and track infrastructure remain standing but not operating. A second PeopleMover, known as the WEDway PeopleMover, of a somewhat different design, opened at the Magic Kingdom in Lake Buena Vista, Florida in 1975, and operated from 1994 to 2009 as the Tomorrowland Transit Authority. The name was changed to “Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover” on August 5, 2010, but it is still operating.
The term “people mover”, now in wider use to describe many forms of normally automated public transport, was first coined as the name for this attraction. PeopleMover was originally only a working title but became attached to the project over time. Originally the attraction was seen as a serious prototype for intra-city public transport.