The Tomorrowland Transit Authority located inside Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom has been closed ever since before the temporary park closures, which took place back in March. Once the theme parks reopened mid-July, Guests were hoping to see the PeopleMover open back up with the rest of the attractions, however, this wasn’t the case.
Guests weren’t sure what exactly was happening with this Tomorrowland attraction as Disney didn’t officially close it for refurbishment right away. Some were speculating that Disney was not running the Magic Kingdom attraction due to the construction work being done on the upcoming Tomorrowland roller coaster, TRON, while others suspected Disney just needed new parts to fix the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover.
Constant Extensions of PeopleMover Refurbishment
However, the Walt Disney World website eventually officially updated the website back in August to mark the PeopleMover as “closed for refurbishment” until November. Once October came, Disney realized the attraction wouldn’t be ready by November and so they extended the refurbishment until December 25, 2020.
Within just a week Disney once again extended the refurb through January 2. Within just a few days, Disney extended the refurbishment of the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover again, this time pushing it back to January 9 and now having the attraction set to reopen on January 10.
Just Three Weeks Away and Testing!
We are now just three weeks away from the set reopening date of January 10 and Disney has not made any adjustments to the Magic Kingdom park calendar. This is a good sign considering in the past, Disney has extended the refurbishment months in advance.
We have also seen Cast Members working on and testing the Tomorrowland Transit Authority on several different occasions, which means we may once again be able to take the Grand Circle Tour of Tomorrowland come 2021.
Inside the Magic will continue to update you as we get information regarding the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover, but as of right now, it looks as though beginning January 10, 2021, Guests will once again be able to ride this fan-favorite.
More on The Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
The official Walt Disney World website describes this Magic Kingdom attraction as:
Embark on a 10-minute tour of Tomorrowland aboard this mass transit system of the future.
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 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.
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