Oh...sorry, I mean the WED People Mover!
It is funny. When I look back at my young days riding on the People Mover, remembering even slightly before the Tron element was added, I just thought it was boring. It seemed like a chill out ride that my parents made us go on to rest our tiring feet. After being on rides like Thunder Mtn and the Matterhorn, it just seemed like a waste of time....it moved so slow!!! I remember one little part where it went downhill just a bit and the car seemed to move a tad faster, but still, it just wasn't enough!
Yet, there was something comforting about seeing those fun color cars ride around the track above and within TL. Not knowing which color car you were going to get as you boarded on that neat moving ramp. Somehow you cared about getting the red or yellow or blue one as a child.
I just find it funny that I find as an adult I now truly miss the very ride that down right bored me as a kid. Maybe I can appreciate now wanting to rest your feet as you observed the people below you, waiting in line for Inner Space (later ST), seeing the inside of Space Mtn, and shopping in the TL store. Maybe it is that I appreciate that the ride stood for something...Walt's vision for better public transportation in "the future." Or is it that there just seems to be a gaping hole now in TL with it gone...the heartbeat of the land...taking away a sense of being on the go..movement.
So just what is it about the People Mover for you? Why do you miss it? Or do you miss it? Any of you not really care for it back then, but now wish it were back?
(Side note: I grew up in L.A....so am a DL girl. Now I live in So. Fl and am becoming a WDW girl. I didn't get to ride the MK "people mover" last summer. I am so looking forward to it this Fall.)