When the President of Disneyland hints the PeopleMover is returning to the resort, can you take him at his word? This is the question going through the minds of Disney fans today. A D23′s Destination D mini-expo a fan asked park president George Kalogridis if it could come back. And surprisingly, George was ready with an answer.
The answer was a qualified Yes. Yes, they’re aware of the ride’s popularity, but No, It couldn’t come back in the same form, on the same track, as before. This is due to regulations that would require changes in design if opening a new people mover in the park. But he ended on a cautiously optimistic note of ‘stay tuned.’
Technology surrounding Personal Rapid Transit has progressed a lot since the mid-1960s. If Disney was to bring back a PRT/people mover type attraction, would you want it to retain its retro look and just navigate around Tomorrowland? Or should it function as an actual transportation device, perhaps shuttling guests to and from remote parking or a third themepark. What do you think?
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