The PeopleMover opened in July 1967 at the Disneyland Resort in California, and then years later at Walt Disney World Florida in July 1975. Guests board small trains that run on elevated tracks for a grand circle tour above Tomorrowland.
It was initially seen as a serious prototype for future intercity public transportation, and it even appears in Walt’s plans for his Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow … EPCOT.
The California attraction closed in August 1995 for various reasons but most assumed was for cost cutting measures due to high maintenance expenses. The track and infrastructure still remain visible out in Anaheim as an unfortunate reminder to park guests of what used to be there. The version here in Florida however is still operating but under a slightly altered name. The Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover.
Guests on this popular attraction zoom around the elevated track getting some unique views along the way of Cinderella Castle, inside Star Traders gift shop, blast through Space Mountain, scan past the Carousel of Progress and even take a sneak peak inside Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin.
To commemorate this fan favorite attraction fellow collector and elongated coin designer Donald Cade has created another amazing coin. In the past we reviewed his Monorail design which you can read about here. This design shows off the original PeopleMover marquee signage but is altered a bit with a fun addition that states Elongated Collectors. It also includes the famous Paging Mr. Morrow, Mr. Tom Morrow around the edge of the coin.
As with all of Don’s designs he has created another winner here in my option. The PeopleMover has always been one of my favorite attractions, not because of any thrills but more because of the nostalgia. This was one attraction that my entire family would enjoy together usually later on in the afternoon as a break from the crowds and what seems like endless walking throughout the park. We would just sit together, resting our feet and enjoying a bit of a breeze as we toured around in these unique little trains.
Thank you for visiting again this week and I hope you enjoyed Don’s special pressed coin design as much as I do. Be sure to visit The Elongated Collector (TEC) Facebook group as that is a treasure trove of unique pressed coins that are available for your own collection. You never know what may be come available.
Enjoy the rest of your week and be sure to Keep on Pressing!