Peoplemover closed for refurbishment

HauntedPirate

Sheltered-at-home Park nostalgist
Premium Member
IF there are closures they can just let stuff sit empty for a week instead. I'm not sure there will be closures though. Maybe.
Well that comment didn’t age well...

And they won’t do more than basic maintenance to keep ride mechanics going. They likely won’t spend a dime more than is absolutely necessary during the closure.
 

Josh Hendy

Well-Known Member
People mover will be closed indefinitely.
Too bad because this ride was apparently intended from day one to be simple, reliable technology with the fewest possible breakdowns. No complicated custom-machined parts like HM, no cascading waterfalls like PotC, no complicated AAs. Just butt-simple cars floating along on magnets. Takes a bit of doing to FUBAR that up, just saying 😕
 

Rich Brownn

Well-Known Member
Too bad because this ride was apparently intended from day one to be simple, reliable technology with the fewest possible breakdowns. No complicated custom-machined parts like HM, no cascading waterfalls like PotC, no complicated AAs. Just butt-simple cars floating along on magnets. Takes a bit of doing to FUBAR that up, just saying 😕
Did we ever find out what the issue is? Like I said earlier it's probably the turntable at load/unload. The ride itself rarely malfunctions.
 

Walt d

Well-Known Member
Remember when Bush took over the White House and rumor was Clinton's staff removed all the W's from the keyboards? Maybe Iger planted all sorts of pranks around the parks before leaving. :joyfull:
I surely hope that’s not the case. I truly enjoy riding the people mover, on a hot day, its a cooling ride as you zip along. Would hate to see it eliminated Bobby i..
 

Josh Hendy

Well-Known Member
Did we ever find out what the issue is? Like I said earlier it's probably the turntable at load/unload. The ride itself rarely malfunctions.
There was another thread recently about various issues on the ride such as ramp not working, lots of cars with orange cones, etc.
 

jt04

Well-Known Member
I’ll admit that made me chuckle.
I have wondered if the rails could be removed, then cement applied to make a smooth surface for the ride vehicles. Of course it would take new ride vehicles with rubber tires but the result would be much smoother and quieter. Has this been considered? Will be interesting to see the tech used on the new people mover at the Vegas CC. I'm betting on something similar.
 
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