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Tomorrowland Transit Authority name change but what's old is new again?

#1 User is offline   lilchippewa 

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 08:54 PM

More nostalgia brought from the Mouse I read this news at WDWMagic. It was always the PeopleMover to our crew but now I guess it will have that name officially once again.

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The 'Tomorrowland Transit Authority' has been renamed to the 'Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover'. The original name for the attraction on opening day July 1 1975 was the 'WEDway PeopleMover'. It was renamed 'Tomorrowland Transit Authority' in 1994.

From Disney regarding the name change:

'The PeopleMover ride system plays an important role in Disney history and heritage and it is for this very reason we have decided to restore its name here in the Magic Kingdom. The name change from the Tomorrowland Transit Authority to the TTA PeopleMover is a way for us to link the past with the present, and in turn, guide us into the future. It is a way for all the promise and wonder that the word “PeopleMover” still holds, to carry on into new generations.'

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Posted 06 August 2010 - 09:19 AM

To us it will always be the WEDway! :)
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Posted 06 August 2010 - 10:29 AM

It's strange to me that they'd sink the money into the sign changes and such just to add Peoplemover back in. It's not nearly as strange as the carousel's name change, but I still wonder the reasoning behind it.
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Posted 06 August 2010 - 10:52 AM

View Postsarahzy, on Aug 6 2010, 11:29 AM, said:

It's strange to me that they'd sink the money into the sign changes and such just to add Peoplemover back in. It's not nearly as strange as the carousel's name change, but I still wonder the reasoning behind it.

Not sure why the renaming, but it was my understanding (or assumption) that they are just renaming it and nothing else is really changing. Or am I wrong?
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Posted 06 August 2010 - 01:13 PM

View PostQuickGold, on Aug 6 2010, 11:52 AM, said:

Not sure why the renaming, but it was my understanding (or assumption) that they are just renaming it and nothing else is really changing. Or am I wrong?


No, that seems to be it. They're going to need to pay to replace signage, marketing materials, maps, etc. in conjunction with the name change, and though it shouldn't be that much, it still means money going out on a seemingly random change. And if they were planning to do this, why not change it over when they changed the audio track? Color me confused!
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Posted 07 August 2010 - 01:07 PM

And lets not get started on the new audio! Still hating it!
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Posted 11 August 2010 - 07:53 PM

I think I will always call it the WedWay People Mover
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