People Mover Stormtrooper

LaughingPlace.com dug up this gem of a story on SWStarTours.net. It’s a look back at that mystery man in white who used to haunt the tracks of Disneyland’s PeopleMover attraction.

…this Stormtrooper was indeed a nicely detailed and precise rendition of
the Imperial Stormtroopers from the Classic Star Wars Trilogy —
apparently standing duty over the Star Tours attraction.  He was also
just about impossible to get a decent photo of unless you knew he was
there, got enough of a feel for the ride to plan for it, and were
willing to shoot a flash photo in what was otherwise a pretty dark
corridor.

Ah memories… Whatever happened to that People Mover attraction anyway? Oh yeah. It was gently pushed into retirement via a combination of maintainence neglect and  deliberate labor hours starvation. By the time Tomorrowland ’98 was planned, it was an easy decision to take over the tracks for a new high thrills attraction – Rocket Rods. Anyone remember how well that worked out?

Well, recently there has been a few rumors that some motion may return to those elevated tracks once again. Perhaps even using some of the design and story elements from those ‘pod’ cars in Brad Bird’s first Pixar film, The Incredibles. However, I wouldn’t hold my breath.

If you’d like to see the original People Mover attraction make a return then don’t miss a chance to sign the petition, sadly they’re only up to 1130 signatures, or you can read my thoughts on the matter in this earlier post

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