Nothing in Disneyland's New Tomorrowland of 1967 went without the magic touch of WED! The PeopleMover's elevated beam-way is a fine example. In the earliest renderings, simple tubular support poles appear raising the PeopleMover's cars above the ground level of this "World on the Move". Eventually WED designers attention went to work. Thanks to Imagineers Victor Greene , John Wise , and John Hench, simple support posts became sweeping modern arches, buttresses and biomorphic "tree-branches" adding to the overall mood and feeling of this Future world. A simple engineering function transformed as art.
As simple as this center-line entry support is, the mathematics involved to create it is boggling!
a shady spot to enjoy a Space Mist Punch
(view: between PeopleMover Station SpeedRamps)
I love this building!
Left flank entry arch
My PeopleMover car is one of these........but underneath reveals it's 1967 heritage: I own train 12 (red), CAR B!
If guests could only enjoy views like this today.......
A 1977 addition over at the Space Place
More 1967 design (luckily) surviving into the REAL 21st Century!
Next time you're here, take closer look at these planter/benches: they are in the shape of the original Goodyear logo shape!!