Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover of the Magic Kingdom has a new narration track, at the time of its 47th birthday today, July 1. We noticed earlier this year that Disney was posting a casting call for “ORAC. ” The PeopleMover narrator from 1985 to 1994 was named ORAC-1. In the casting call, ORAC was described as an “enthusiastic AI” that will take visitors “around a futuristic land.”
It looks like Disney has found their new ORAC and the updated narrative can already be heard on the highway in the sky. Watch our video showcasing the new narration and read our list of major changes below.
- Safety announcements were also updated. The safety announcer made references to non-human life forms, asking visitors to place their hands, arms, feet, legs, “and other links” inside the vehicle.
- The safety announcer also asks you to “please watch out for the young people.”
- After the ride, an announcer said it was the “TTA blue line, non-stop service around Tomorrowland.” The TTA blue line for returns reference from the 1994 version of PeopleMover.
- The chime noise of about 1:40 will also return from 1994. It will play in front of special points of interest. It sounds all over first before the announcer focuses on the various attractions.
- The narrator immediately introduced themselves as ORAC-5 and welcomed guests to PeopleMover “presented by Enterprise.” Enterprise became the official sponsor in late 2021, so could be a driving force behind the updated narrative.
- Of course, references to Stitch’s Great Escape have been removed a long time ago. The space is filled with another safety notice, which says “If you have wings, jetpack, or gravity polarizer” so don’t fly while aboard. “If You Have Wings” is a reference to the now defunct attraction If You Have Wings.
- The announcer says it’s the TTA blue line that pops up mentioning the different stations and the red and green line. ORAC-5 assured visitors that their express train will continue to “run in the future.” Even if other mentions of Tomorrowland as a town are removed from the ground, it seems like Disney is weaving the story back into PeopleMover.
- If you go through the Progress City model, the ORAC-5 focuses on the small PeopleMover and wonders if there is also a small ORAC.
- The announcer alerts guests that they are close to Tomorrowland Speedway and TRON Lightcycle / Run. The latter hasn’t been referred to before, so it’s still a good reason for Disney to update the narrative.
- ORAC-5 talks about two tracks that are good for “lightspeed competition.”
- The safety announcer asked visitors to hide forward-facing tents from oncoming vehicles when passing other cars at PeopleMover, a back line from the ’94 version.
- Passing the Space Mountain exit queue, visitors will hear an advertisement for the space hotel displayed at the coaster exit, saying, “you H2O it yourself to book now.”
- Don’t worry, the entire “Paging Mr. Tom Morrow” quote is still there, word-for-word. However, it now plays out after Space Mountain exits rather than entering.
- ORAC-5 describes the Astro Orbiter as “our celestial symbol of interplanetary harmony and fellowship,” another 1994 mention of the trip was the League of Planets Astro Orbiter monument.
- With the passing of Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Buzz no longer introduces himself with, “This is Buzz Lightyear.” He’s still talking, but Disney has apparently decided we all know who he is. Note that Buzz’s voice is like Tim Allen’s voice, not Chris Evans ’.
- After Buzz spoke, ORAC said, “Affirmative! Naa na mi, Buzz. You can trust us. ”
- Roz no longer speaks when passing the Laugh Floor of Monsters, Inc.
- ORAC says, “Whether it’s an eye or nine, take the time to watch this show.” Nine-Eye is a character in The Timekeeper, which was replaced by Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor in 2006.
- At the end of the trip, ORAC-5 thanked the guests and said, “This is my favorite part because now is the time, now is the best time to go out and explore tomorrow. today. ” This is a reference to the Carousel of Progress theme song from 1974 to 1996: “The Best Time of Your Life.”
- The safety announcer reminded guests to keep weapons, antennae, and other accessories away from the doors when they open.
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