UPDATE: Reports Of Smoke Coming From PeopleMover; People Evacuated

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Update January 2, 2020:

We recently reported that there was smoke coming from the PeopleMover in Magic Kingdom. We now have confirmation thanks to the My Disney Experience App that the attraction is back up and running as well as Astro Orbiter.

Tomorrowland Transit Authority
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Reports are also stating that Reedy Creek Fire Department was on the scene, and there were three fire trucks which rushed over to the entrance of the Magic Kingdom. It was also reported that 15 firefighters were seen on the moving ramp leading up to the PeopleMover loading area. But it seems as if the Reedy Creek Fire Department have completed inspection of both the PeopleMover and the Astro Orbiter and both attractions are reopened.

Original Article:

Reports have surfaced the Internet that there is currently some sort of smoke coming from the PeopleMover, also knows as the Tomorrowland Transit Authority, in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World.

We aren’t sure what exactly has caused the smoke, or what type of smoke it is, but we do know that the Magic Kingdom attraction has been shut down.

PeopleMover
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This could be some type of fire or malfunction.

In this Tweet from @jayflyers, you can clearly see there is an excessive amount of smoke coming down the escalator of the PeopleMover.

And in this Tweet from @MaximoSPQR, you can clearly see people are being evacuated from the PeopleMover.

There has not yet been an official word from Disney released as this story is ongoing and developing.

Inside the Magic will be sure to update as soon as we find out more information about this ongoing situation.

More Information On The PeopleMover

PeopleMover
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The official Walt Disney World description of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover reads:

Board an elevated tram for a leisurely voyage through Tomorrowland. During your narrated tour, go behind the scenes of attractions like Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Space Mountain and Mickey’s Star Traders retail shop. See architectural models of Progress City, the prototype for Epcot. 

You’ll enjoy amazing up-close views of the park from a unique vantage point.

Always ahead of its time, the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover accelerates magnetically using linear induction motors.

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Have you ever ridden the PeopleMover? Is it a “must-do” on every Disney vacation? Let us know in the comments.

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