A conversation about favorite Disney World rides led to mentions of rides we love but forget to ride, or rides that aren’t as high-profile as, say, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad or Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.
After narrowing our focus to Magic Kingdom we tried to decide which ride was the most underrated ride in the park and came to our conclusion.
Drum-roll Please… The Most Underrated Ride in the Magic Kingdom is:
OK, Disney isn’t helping matters with this description in the park guide map: “Ride this emission-free mass transit system of the future.” This ride is so much more than an “emission-free mass transit system of the future.”
The Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover is a time-out from the crowds, lines, heat, and rain. A ride on the PeopleMover gives you 10 minutes to rest your weary feet. It gives you a chance to settle the kids down for 10 minutes. Maybe it even gives you 10 minutes to catch a cat nap. However you choose to spend those 10 minutes you are alone in your vehicle, high above the crowds and dry.
The Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover is educational. You can take a quick look at a diorama of Progress City, better known as Epcot. This diorama has been around since it was a part of Disneyland’s Carousel of Progress in the 1960s.
The Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover gives a peek into Space Mountain. If you or someone in your group doesn’t want to ride Space Mountain, a loop on the PeopleMover allows you or them to say you have “been in Space Mountain” as it passes through a portion of the attraction. Similarly, you also get to take a peek into Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin.
The Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover offers great views of the park and current construction. If you aren’t catnapping, you can catch a nice view of Cinderella Castle from the ride vehicle as you pass by the Tomorrowland entrance. Currently, you might even catch a view into the construction area and worksite for the TRON attraction coming to Tomorrowland in 2021.
After summing all of this up we humbly offer Disney a new description for the PeopleMover in the guide map: “Need a time-out? Want to rest your feet? Is it pouring down rain or insanely humid? Take a break on this emission-free mass transit system of the future.”
Are you a Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover fan? What’s your favorite reason for riding this underrated ride? Let us know in the comments below!
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