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History Layout The WEDWay PeopleMover opened on July 1 1975 based on the first prototype PeopleMover at Disneyland in California Because it did not utilize the propulsion system of rotating Goodyear tires used in the original instead using linear synchronous motors Goodyear opted not to sponsor the east coast version The Edison Electric Institute was the original sponsor of the ride The original narration track was provided by longtime Disney voice Jack Wagner In June 1985 his narration was replaced by the voice of ORAC One The Commuter Computer Instead of an open track with covered cars this ride was designed the opposite from the Disneyland version instead of an open air track with ceilings over the cars open air cars with a ceiling over the track In the spring of 1994 Tomorrowland underwent a massive refurbishment that changed the theme of the land from being a showcase of future technology to a working city of the future The WEDway PeopleMover received new physical theming as most of the track was updated from smooth Googie esque white forms to boldly colored metallic structures It was during this refurbishment that the attraction s name changed from the WEDWay PeopleMover to the current name of Tomorrowland Transit Authority A new narration was added with the tour led by Pete Renaday broadcasting from TTA Central This 1994 recording remained largely unaltered until October 2 2009 which came shortly after the ride had reopened following a five month down period during the refurbishment of Space Mountain when it was replaced with a more general tour narration Changes made in the 1994 narration over its 15 years of use included the following The replacement of the narration for the south show building in 1996 when Delta Dreamflight became Take Flight This narration was replaced again when Take Flight was turned into Buzz Lightyear s Space Ranger Spin in 1998 The 1994 narration for Space Mountain said Now arriving in Space Mountain Tomorrowland s gateway to the Galaxy Presented by Federal Express noting Space Mountain s sponsorship by FedEx When FedEx dropped sponsorship in 2004 the narration was altered to cut off after Galaxy A narration was played upon leaving the south show building tunnel mentioning The Timekeeper from 1994 to 2006 when The Timekeeper closed When the Timekeeper closed the narration on the TTA mentioning it was removed The two way track section at the entrance of Space Mountain An induction motor is visible in front of the oncoming train The line is a one way loop with a brief stretch at the entrance to Space Mountain operating with two way traffic At this point the trains pass so close to one another that it is possible to reach out and touch hands with people in the oncoming train though a tongue in cheek safety spiel warned guests specifically visitors from Galaxy M 31 from doing so The only switches are at Space Mountain where the main ride track passes through the ride dome and storage tracks run around the outside perimeter The design of the station platform has guests boarding and disembarking the cars onto a moving platform This allows the vehicles to remain in motion at all times The LSMs control the speed of trains so that they move at the speed of the moving platform in the station and at a moderate pace on the rest of the ride Blue Red and Green Lines 1994 2009 Narration The TTA s backstory in the 1994 2009 version of the ride made reference to the Transit Authority s three different lines the Blue Line the Red Line and the Green Line The Blue Line which constituted the actual ride was Tomorrowland s intra city elevated train system The Red Line took riders off planet to other destinations in the galaxy while the Green Line provided local transportation to Tomorrowland s Hover Burbs There was a diorama of a hub station where all three lines intersect located on the second floor of the north show building Interplanetary Convention Center Other services provided by the Transit Authority interstate highway maintenance and long distance space travel were alluded to in the ride s narration 1970s era Attraction Poster Blue Line Stations Though only one actually existed other destinations were announced while riding Rockettower Plaza the only real station Tomorrowland Interplanetary Convention Center Mickey s Star Traders Red Line Green Line Transfer Station Space Mountain Walt Disney s Carousel of Progress Star Command Headquarters Metropolis Science Centre Other locations mentioned in passing but not as stations on the line included The Metro Retro Historical Society Display The Tomorrowland Speedway The League of Planets Astro Orbiter Perfect Park Acres The Interstellar Hair Salon Onride Viewing Windows Dioramas The EPCOT model EPCOT Diorama In the tunnel above Stitch s Great Escape the Metroliners pass a large diorama containing a portion of the architectural model of EPCOT as envisioned by Walt Disney Originally intended to be a working city instead of a theme park the Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow never came to fruition The model in its complete form was created by WED Enterprises as the city was being planned and displayed on the second floor of the Carousel of Progress when it was in Disneyland Both the Carousel and the model moved to Walt Disney World in 1975 Space Mountain Since the roller coaster s addition in 1975 the Tomorrowland Transit Authority has offered riders a restricted look down into the two largest of Space Mountain s post show dioramas Original version When entering the dome itself trains pass a blue sign reading Space Mountain and below it A Journey Through Time and Space Then the track makes a left hand turn and enters the dome interior After a short period of darkness the Metroliners as the trains are called pass through the lift hill bay of the roller coasters during which it may be possible to see trains climbing the lift hills to either side After this the trains pass a pair of neon signs reflecting Space Mountain s current logo with emphasized A s The dioramas follow leading to a bend overlooking the loading station for the B side Omega track After a quick trip around the edge of the dome the trains pass over a switch leading from the storage track and return to Tomorrowland via a trackway along the outside of the dome During this part it is possible to hear the screams of riders on the roller coaster trains in the darkness The neon Space Mountain signs only existed from 2005 to 2009 From 1994 to 2005 a different version was used to reflect FedEx s sponsorship of the ride featuring the Space Mountain and FedEx logos From 1985 1994 the signs read RYCA 1 Dream of a New World Refurbished ride When Space Mountain was refurbished in 2009 the Tomorrowland Transit Authority received a number of refurbishments in relations to the part inside the dome Riders still approach the dome as normal and cross over the railroad Replacing the old bold blue Space Mountain letters that had greeted riders since 1975 and the phrase A Journey through Time and Space is a new lime green version of Space Mountain s 1994 ride logo on a blue background that matches up with the shape of the opening permitting for the track to enter the dome After entering the dome riders make a left turn and pass through the lift hill bays just like before After this the Space Mountain logos that flanked both sides of the track have been replaced with new logos reflecting a Starport Seven Five in reference to 1975 being the year that both Space Mountain and the Tomorrowland Transit Authority first opened and to the new station theme of the refurbished Space Mountain The diorama scenes from the post show follow While they look virtually the same a careful observer will notice some new additions to the dioramas After passing the dioramas the trains round a right turn Until 2009 this was where it was possible to see the Omega track s loading station New ceilings installed over the stations make it impossible to see boarding Space Mountain riders The trains on the TTA travel through the outer part of the dome where it is still possible to hear the screams of riders in the darkness On the S turn where the main ride track meets up with the storage track the trains no longer exit into daylight right away In an effort to make the ride experience for Space Mountain much darker the lip for the TTA track exiting the dome was extended almost all the way back to where the track first enters the dome reducing the amount of daylight that can get into the dome Once back at the dome entrance riders return to the double track segment of the ride and the rest of the ride is the same from there Space Mountain with the Lights On This section of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority has gained heavy notoriety among Disney park guests for offering the only easily accessible view of Space Mountain when the dome interior lights are on Since the TTA does not close if Space Mountain breaks down guests riding the TTA when the dome lights are on can get a rare behind the scenes look at the twisted layouts of both roller coaster tracks CircleVision Building South Show building Windows Originally the tunnel through the south show building now home to Buzz Lightyear s Space Ranger Spin had three windows one and two on the trains right three to the trains left This building first housed If You Had Wings and the windows were carefully placed to look down into the Mexico Jamaica and Trinidad show scenes in such a way as to hide all projectors lights and other show support equipment When If You Had Wings renamed If You Could Fly was closed in January 1989 and remodeled into Delta Dreamflight the windows no longer lined up correctly with show scenes The first window was replaced with backlit panels depicting the ride s barnstormer scene Window two looked into the Parisian Excursion scene from a viewpoint which heavily distorted the tableau s forced perspective The third window would have had riders looking directly into an extremely bright light and so was completely obscured with plywood and black fabric When the ride transitioned yet again into Buzz Lightyear s Space Ranger Spin in 1998 the first window was fitted with the diorama of the hair salon and the second left open to look into the new attraction though concern was expressed over the fact that this view allows TTA riders to look directly into banks of high powered blacklights Hidden Mickey There is at least one Hidden Mickey in the diorama of the hair salon The alien seen getting her hair cut is wearing a belt On that belt is a belt buckle On that belt buckle is a black Mickey face Attraction Scenes Rockettower Plaza Station Rockettower Plaza Avenue of the Planets Stitch s Great Escape EPCOT model Transfer Station Star Traders Tomorrowland Speedway Space Mountain Around the Arcade Walt Disney s Carousel of Progress Buzz Lightyear s Space Ranger Spin Interstellar Salon Monsters Inc Laugh Floor Avenue of the Planets again Rockettower Plaza 2009 Refurbishment The Tomorrowland Transit Authority closed on Sunday April 19 2009 in line with the major refurbishment of Space Mountain and reopened on September 12 2009 The closure was necessary due to extensive construction work planned for the roller coaster and the inherent safety risks such activity would pose to Transit Authority riders Additionally Space Mountain has access doors that open onto the TTA track that can not be safely used while the attraction is running During the refurbishment the TTA beamway was enhanced with new LED lighting that moves in time with the music being played in Tomorrowland Other enhancements included freshly re painted trackway and infrastructure as well as new speakers for the ride audio system From October 2 2009 until November 21 2009 the Tomorrowland Transit Authority s new narration had a temporary spiel inside Space Mountain that went Greetings travelers Please pardon our space dust as we work to improve our launch facilities Remember your Tomorrowland Transit Authority is commited to all your space travel needs no matter how far or how fast you may go The current narration goes We re now entering one of the real wonders of our world Space Mountain Blast off on a high speed rocket adventure and convene to the cosmos New narration On October 2nd 2009 the Tomorrowland Transit Authority received a new narration featuring the voice of Mike Brassell The new narration is very similar in style to the original WEDway Peoplemover narration and includes segments introducing all attractions in Tomorrowland including the recent Stitch s Great Escape and Monsters Inc Laugh Floor The narration also includes brief audio clips from characters represented by the various attractions A temporary segment was added inside Space Mountain mentioning the refurbishment which was replaced once Space Mountain reopened The PeopleMover name is revived in the new narration which refers to the attraction vehicle as the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover in place of the previous TTA Metroliner name introduced after the attraction s 1994 refurbishment New narration controversy The new narration has proved to be extremely controversial Many people praised the new narration for having references to Tomorrowland attractions that had not been referenced in the 1994 narration and for being much more peaceful than before citing its similarities to the narrations used by the Tomorrowland Transit Authority before the overhaul of Tomorrowland in 1994 However Disney has received numerous complaints criticizing the new narration both for taking away from the creativity of the previous narration such as the narration line Paging Mr Morrow Mr Tom Morrow your party from Saturn has arrived Please give them a ring which played as vehicles passed by the Carousel of Progress and for the narrator s discernible lack of enthusiasm or emotion See also Magic Kingdom attraction and entertainment history PeopleMover References TTA Hair Salon Hidden Mic

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