All this talk of rusted rebars has me rather concerned.
Disney does repaint the track, but obviously not all of it everywhere. I think at least the part of the track that runs between Star Tours and BLAB is safe...I think... :/
A new Tomorrowland is coming, so this is the only real chance we have of getting a new version of the Peoplemover back to Disneyland. If there's a time to rise up about this strongly-missed attraction, that time is now. If enough fans banded together, got the media involved, and got Disney to take notice (and trust me, WDI has been working on this issue for years...where they're currently at, I have no idea), we could, ideally, hear something about the New Tomorrowland with a brand new version of the Peoplemover at the D23 Expo this year. That should be the goal.
The OC Register would be the best place to contact, but, as some of you know, I'm now a Disneyland journalist (Anaheim Disney Travel) at Examiner.com, so if they don't want to write a story...I will. I'll let you folks make that call.
We can't have another Rocket Rods. Disney has plenty of fast rides...Peoplemover was special because it was relaxing yet still exciting. People get tired and cranky rushing from place to place at Disneyland Resort, but a ride like the Peoplemover allows them to sit for 20 minutes, take a deep breath and recoup.
After the original Submarine Voyage (which I have come to accept that I'll never get back and just need to get to Tokyo already), I miss Peoplemover the most. I miss 3PO's commentary and rushing away from a stormtrooper. I miss traveling through the world of TRON. I miss sitting up high and taking in the beautiful sights of Disneyland from a different perspective. It was special. Rocket Rods wasn't enjoyable for me - all it did was rush you through everything. It's more worthwhile to have the slow and steady attraction with people still on the move.
The greatest loss in losing the Peoplemover was losing that kinetic energy in Tomorrowland. A world on the move, a great big beautiful tomorrow where new things are always happening and improving upon themselves. New and/or more eco-friendly technology could be used to generate this attraction and strengthen Tomorrowland in theme. Remember agrifuture? All the darn edible plants are still there, let's just take things one step further now. It's all there, ripe for the taking. Celebrating renewable energy, and still leaving room for synergy with Disney properties, especially the new acquisition's.
...oh my. A thought just occurred to me...what if WDI is planning on basing the majority of the New Tomorrowland on Star Wars additions? (Kind of off-topic, I know, but has anyone else thought about this?)