Before we jump into this provocative topic, let me ask … did you take a shot at Tuesday’s trivia “challenge”? No? Then, by all means, please stop back! It’s a quick “quiz”, my friends. Only four questions!
One warning, though … jump back before you scan past the picture below. If you don’t, you’ll see the “beans” spilled all over the page! Find that little “test” at …
So, when it comes to the answers, everyone, here they are! Let’s take a few minutes to reveal some fun facts about the Magic Kingdom’s iconic PeopleMover!
First up, this beloved attraction was originally called the WEDWay PeopleMover! I had said, “Let’s start with an easy one, shall we?” This question lived up to that billing, as I fooled next to no one! Good work!
The next question proved to be a bit tougher, however. A lot of you responded that the TTA started its “cruise” on Magic Kingdom’s Opening Day. In actual fact, it kicked off operations on July 1, 1975!
Having said that, you did very well on Question #3. From a sponsorship standpoint, the ride is currently presented by Alamo! Did you know that it was originally sponsored by the Edison Electric Institute? Huh? What was/is that?
Finally, I asked you how long this beloved journey through the land of tomorrow lasts. The most-popular answer was 10 minutes and 3 seconds, and that was absolutely correct! Wow! Great job!
The last time that the TTA took an extended “time-out” for a refurb was in the Summer of 2009. It was lined up with the most-recent major overhaul of Space Mountain.
That doesn’t seem like all that long ago, now does it? Nevertheless, you have to admit … the “sky train” does have somewhat of a dated “1970s” feel to it. It leads me to ask …
Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover! Should we rehabilitate? Leave the ride and theme alone, but give it yet another facelift, maybe? Should we eliminate? Replace the TTA with a new attraction altogether? Or, should we simply leave it completely alone?
Your task, today, is a two-part job. First, what’s your VOTE? Second, if you want to rehabilitate, what do you suggest we do? If you want to eliminate, what should take its place? In other words, what’s your “Project Plan”?
Leave your comments on this post, on Facebook, on Twitter, or on Reddit! This is our “take” on Imagineering, folks. It’s “Re-Imagineering”! What say you? Get to work!