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A popular Magic Kingdom attraction refurbishment has been extended….again!

A popular Magic Kingdom attraction refurbishment has been extended….again!

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Some Walt Disney World attractions are so beloved, a trip to the “most magical place on Earth” just doesn’t feel right without having the opportunity to experience them. One of these fan favorite attractions never reopened when the Parks did in July 2020. Today, we found out (AGAIN!) we’ll have to wait a little longer to experience it.

Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover

2020 was a rough year for Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover. It started with a small fire and then a collision between two trains.

After being closed for nearly 4 months, Walt Disney World reopened in July. The Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover (affectionally known as PeopleMover to fans) did not reopen with the rest of the park.

Guests were disappointed to miss out on riding this favorite attraction! This attraction is a ten minute tour through Tomorrowland, offering stunning views of Magic Kingdom.

Towards the end of July, we finally heard some news on the PeopleMover. Disney changed the status to temporarily unavailable.

Eventually, the attraction went from “unavailable” to “closed for refurbishment.”

The refurbishment extended again to November, then Christmas Day, January 2, March, and then finally to April 4.

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Check out my PeopleMover photo of Space Mountain lights on.

Fans were so excited to be able to ride Peoplemover again starting this weekend! We’ve now learned the refurbishment has been extended once again.

When can we ride?

According to Disney’s website, the Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover is shown as “closed through Refurbishment” through April 30, 2021.

The Peoplemover is now scheduled to reopen May 1, 2021.

Disney has not confirmed the reason for the extended refurbishment. However, it is believed that the ride can not operate during the construction of Tron Lightcyle Power Run. The passover bridge for the new attraction comes too close to PeopleMover to allow operation.

The PeopleMover refurbishment has now been extended...once again.
Credit: Disney

Will we finally get to ride the Peoplemover again on May 1, or do you think the refurbishment will be extended again? Let us know on Kenny the Pirate’s Facebook page, or join our crew and continue the discussion!

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Wednesday 31st of March 2021

Ugh, this is so disappointing. The People Mover is one of my favorite attractions! If we're having to wait for Tron construction, then I think we'll be waiting for a LONG time.

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