Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 34
  1. #1

    • Senior Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    47

    People Mover 1967-1975 Question

    OK, so this is something I have been wondering about for a long time. Before Space Mountain and the Starcade were built, what route did the people mover take to get from the Adventure thru Inner Space building over to America Sings? Anybody remember?

  2. #2

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Long Beach, CA
    Posts
    470

    Re: People Mover 1967-1975 Question

    It was mostly the same route, just some minor corrections to get it into the building.

  3. #3

    • Jerm is Food...Not Friend
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    About 5 min from where the Magic really started
    Posts
    911

    Re: People Mover 1967-1975 Question

    It would go out and across to Mission to Mars/Flight to the Moon then when they added Space Mtn. They adjusted the track. Think of the lay out of the queue area of Space on the upper level, it would follow the front of that. I have never seen pics just going off of stories.

    J
    Kungaloosh!

    *END OF LINE*

  4. #4

    • Koubu Pilot
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Mesa, Az
    Posts
    1,498

    Re: People Mover 1967-1975 Question

    There was an old special called "Disneyland: From Pirates of the Carribean to the World of Tomorrow" which features a lot of People Mover shots. You can kind of see the track in one shot. There was an opening the cars came out of and it leads behind (or over) the front of a stage area that was there before Space Mountain. It would go across to the Mission to Mars building to the track you still see there today. I think the Space Mountain alignment is a little further back and little higher up than the old track. They did have to close the track so they could install the track leading to Space Mountain and demolish the old track.

    I wasn't born until 1981, but that's what I can see from video evidence.

  5. #5

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Long Beach, CA
    Posts
    470

    Re: People Mover 1967-1975 Question

    They also re-aligned the track going through America Sings to create the super speed tunnels/Tron room.

  6. #6

    • Sock Puppet
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Anaheim
    Posts
    228

    Re: People Mover 1967-1975 Question

    Go to yesterland.com

  7. #7

    • Koubu Pilot
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Mesa, Az
    Posts
    1,498

    Re: People Mover 1967-1975 Question

    Quote Originally Posted by FormerDiz
    They also re-aligned the track going through America Sings to create the super speed tunnels/Tron room.
    Didn't they have to realign the track for Rocket Rods and Innoventions?

  8. #8

    • Sock Puppet
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Anaheim
    Posts
    228

    Re: People Mover 1967-1975 Question

    They didn't realign them too much. The fact that the rocket rods had to speed up and slow down all the time is what eventually led to their downfall.

  9. #9

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Long Beach, CA
    Posts
    470

    Re: People Mover 1967-1975 Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Koutesu
    Didn't they have to realign the track for Rocket Rods and Innoventions?
    Yes, they did realign the track in Innoventions to accomodate the Rocket Rods. Actually, that alignment brought the track position closer to the original PM alignment around the edge of the building's upstairs instead of more to the left.

  10. #10

    • UH..LIKE DUH..
    • Offline

    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    NB IN THE OC
    Posts
    332

    Re: People Mover 1967-1975 Question

    the storage for PM was where SM is now.

  11. #11

    • All? NO, ALL!
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    519

    Re: People Mover 1967-1975 Question

    Was it moved to where the Rocket Rods maintainence was?


  12. #12

    • Banned User
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Within 78 miles of WDW...
    Posts
    8,864

    Re: People Mover 1967-1975 Question

    I remember reading the PM storasge was moved to the top of COP after it left... and when RR where added over the matinence was moved to the old skyway area...

  13. #13

    • Koubu Pilot
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Mesa, Az
    Posts
    1,498

    Re: People Mover 1967-1975 Question

    I've noticed in old videos that the track was originally narrower than it is now. I mean that the walkway with the railing that you see on the track now was not there before. I wasn't born until '81, so I've never seen the track without it. It's only wide enough to provide a walkway for maintenance and evacuation. Does anyone know when it was added to the track?

  14. #14

    • Minion
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    1,221

    Re: People Mover 1967-1975 Question

    Quote Originally Posted by JP12
    OK, so this is something I have been wondering about for a long time. Before Space Mountain and the Starcade were built, what route did the people mover take to get from the Adventure thru Inner Space building over to America Sings? Anybody remember?
    Lets put it this way .....

    Picture where the Star Trader ends .. and Starcade's building begins. It's right there is where an opening took the Peoplemover against a curved wall .. right across what is now the entrance into HISTA .. straight across Redd Rocket's Pizza Port.
    .

  15. #15

    • DisneylandDan
    • Offline

    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Orange, CA
    Posts
    416

    Re: People Mover 1967-1975 Question

    I think pictures would really help I know someones gota have some old pics. I wish there was an ariel view pre space mtn. that would help alot

    Im bored, lets go to Disneyland.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. [Rumor] The People maker oops I meant the people mover ?
    By weasel in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 03-12-2009, 09:22 PM
  2. [Idea] How about the People mover at DCA?
    By DCAfanatic in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 10-01-2008, 12:27 PM
  3. People Mover
    By DL_1995 in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 91
    Last Post: 02-13-2008, 07:55 AM
  4. People Mover History (GREAT!) and Tomorrowland 1967
    By NickCharles in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 03-10-2007, 12:37 AM
  5. people mover
    By ksejr1 in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-28-2005, 11:25 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •