Disney has announced that the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover in Disney’s Magic Kingdom will be closed through Late November for a multi-month refurbishment.
(Update 9/16/20): The refurbishment for the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover is taking a little longer than we hoped, as Disney has now expanded the closure through at least November 28, 2020.
The Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover has been closed since March, about one week before the park closure. The attraction was having issues then closing unexpectedly and hasn’t reopened since. It wasn’t even running during the Cast-Member or annual passholder preview events before the park reopened to the public.
On the page for the PeopleMover on the Walt Disney World website, it is currently listing the attraction as “Temporarily Unavailable,” where it has been since July 28 and says it’s under refurbishment.
The ride has been seen operating without guests since the parks reopened on July 11, but it hasn’t been available to guests.
Things have taken much longer than originally thought because it was supposed to reopen with the Magic Kingdom on July 11, and then again on November 1, 2020.
Disney hasn’t commented on what the exact problem is with the PeopleMover or what they are doing to repair it, but obviously they are nowhere near ready and need more time to get things right.
When is it Reopening?
The only thing we know is that right now it’s listed as being under refurbishment through November 28, 2020. In theory, that means it should be reopening on November 29, 2020.
The reason I say “in theory” is because as we’ve seen over the last year, some attraction refurbishments don’t always go the way they are planned and often need more time to fix. For example, the Astro Orbiter went down in Tomorrowland last year and it was supposed to reopen after one month, and the refurbishment ended up lasting 2 months.
Primeval Whirl is another recent example where it mysteriously went down for refurbishment, turned into a seasonal ride, and then recently was announced as closing for good.
We don’t anticipate the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover getting shut down for good, but it wouldn’t surprise us to see the opening eventually pushed back once again.
As soon as we learn more about the situation, we’ll let you know.
I want to know what you think about the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover closing for refurbishment…
- Does the ride need upgrading?
- What changes would you make to it?
Let us know in the comments section below!
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