Tomorrowland Transit Authority with John from Intercot – Episode 41

Come take a ride on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority with our guest John Yaglenski from and watch us walk of the ride at the end when it breaks down at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida on Travel with Rick with Rick Howard

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34 comments on “Tomorrowland Transit Authority with John from Intercot – Episode 41”

  1. Jeanne C. says:

    Thank you so much for the Gift Card! I will use it for Christmas. Love the video this week. The TTA was closed when we went in Aug. and it is one of my favs. I do miss the Puns and hope they come back too. It was fun watching you and John together; you are both charming. Thanks again and love these weekly videos!


  2. Just want to say thanks to my old time friend Rick Howard for having me on. It was a blast as was Dinner at the California Grill! Rick is one of the classiest guys in the travel industry and I’m proud to be his buddy!


  3. Laurie Seubert says:

    Hi Rick (and John)! Loved this week’s episode! Since TTA was still in refurb when I last visited the World in June, it was nice to get my TTA fix – changed though it may be. 😉

    As far as “extinct” attractions go: I vividly remember my first experience with Circle Vision (sponsored, if memory serves, by Monsanto!), but my favorite attractions that have vanished from WDW are Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride and, believe it or not, 20,000 Leagues under the Sea!

    Have a great week! 🙂


  4. Wow! Evacuation! Never experienced that… I guess now I can say that I have since you took us along with you. :o)

    Great episode Rick & John! I hope to see you back for another one.

    My favorite extinct attraction would be SMRT-1 Robot in Communicore at E.P.C.O.T. Center…Tied with the original Journey into Imagination with Figment and the Future Playground. I could go on and on about the extinct attractions that I miss…

    Big Congrats to Jeanne C. for winning the $25 Disney Gift Card!


  5. Steve Rydzyk says:

    Hey Rick,

    Nice video of the TTA. Always a great ride for an afternoon nappy. Favorite extinct ride of the past has to be World of Motion. I only was able to ride it a couple of times before it was sent to the graveyard. Notable mentions go to Horizons and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Would love to trade some of the new rides to get one from the past back. Bye.



  6. Linda/Tink says:

    OK it was cooool to see ya have to walk off BUTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT…..
    we went on this when we were there last week and I am SOOOOOO upset by the change in the narration–WE MUST HAVE MR MORROW BACK—some things just should not be messed with(LOL) so tell us Rick–where did you use your fast pass—Thanks for a great report again

    Peace Love and MICKEY MOUSE
    Linda M


  7. Fran Skall says:

    Great show this week! John was a wonderful choice for a guest. I love his website!! I’m so happy I got to ride on the TTA with you since I missed it when we were there last May. I agree, I like the old narrative better. As for the question of the week, I miss Millionaire. I had so much fun playing the game. I must say though, if anything had to take it’s place Toy Story Mania is a fabulous replacement.


  8. Jeremy says:

    So, what did you end up using your re-entry pass for?

    I’ve had the pleasure of walking Guests off of several rides at Disney including TTA. Top of the Space Mountain lift hill was always the best. Trying to navigate yourself along with Guests down the maze of cat walks in the Mountain is just about as exciting as the ride itself.

    Favorite extinct attraction? I’d have to say it’s a close race between 20K, Mr Toad, Horizons and World of Motion. I’d trade in Test Track and Mission Space for the last two any day.


  9. Penny Serrato says:

    Ok since I have only been to WDW 1 time and it was last year I don’t know any extinct rides. I really enjoyed this weeks video it had alot of energy and the conversation was great. When we were at WDW last year we did not go to tomorrowland at all so all of the views were new to me. When we go this December I hope we don’t have to walk off, but a fastpass to any ride might be a good thing…
    What is a Golden Ticket? I have heard that mentioned on another website. Will Space Mountain be up and running in Dec?

    Thanks for the video

    Penny Serrato


  10. robert Blum says:

    The TTA was not in operation when I was there in early september sorry to see that they changed the narration. I miss 20,000 leagues under the sea.


  11. Robert Nordmark says:

    Hey Rick and John, It was an interesting video. The TTA seems like a great ride to take a break from the sun or to rest your feet.

    Rick–I received the book “Crush It” today. Thank you very much. I will start reading it soon.

    My favorite extinct attraction–I had to think about it for a few minutes. When I was 9 years old I was at Disneyland. I remember paddling a canoe across the river(?) or moat to Tom Sawyer’s Island. I didn’t like the guide who was instructing us how to paddle the canoe. I thought he was kind of a smart alek. So, as we approached the dock I reversed the direction of my paddle causing water to splash all over the guide.

    As always, thanks for another great video Rick. I always look forward to seeing the next video.



  12. rick says:

    Hey Jeremy, thanks for leaving a comment – We used the fast pass re-entry for Splash Mountain.


  13. Thelma Huss says:

    I agree the old narration was better, mainly because it was entertaining. This new one has no flavor. Another upgrade that I despise is the change in the Tiki Room. That is horrible now. I think the loss of Mr. Toad’s Wild ride is the one I miss.


  14. kymie says:

    Thankyou for another great episode this week! My family have always loved the TTA – it is part of our family ‘tradition’ when visiting WDW we have to go on it on our first day at the Magic Kingdom! I dont find the new narration offensive, but I do think its a bit too energetic!! I have always viewed the ride as a relaxing break, so the new voice being quite excited doesnt fit in with how I would picture relaxing around the top of Tomorrowland, and of course my biggest regret is they took out ‘Paging Mr Morrow…’ Such a shame! (Lets hope they bring it back like you say with the Space Mountain refurb being finished)
    As for extinct things….well I miss alot of the parades when they change or are removed – especially Tapestry of Nations from Epcot and Stars in their Motor Cars parade at Hollywood Studios – which had characters in it that you dont get to meet like Sweetums and Bear (from his Big Blue House!)
    Thanks again Rick!


  15. Luanne says:

    Just stumbled on you and wow, what a great site! TTA has been my favorite ride in Magic Kingdom for years. I was very nervous when I heard it was getting shut down so I’m happy to see it back and thrilled you took us for a ride! As for the narration….leaves me flat. We were stuck on the TTA last Spring, and told there is a rubber sheath that hovers over the magnet track. Sometimes, more frequently lately, it has been getting stuck between the magnets and someone has to manually pull it out. Can’t wait to see more! <3 intercot!


  16. Luanne says:

    Forgot to mention, I miss the old Tiki Room. When I saw the new version, I walked out. I agree it’s offensive and rude.


  17. john broadwater says:

    The one that I miss is the spaceship to mars that was in tomorrow land. thanks for another great show.


  18. Scott Schultz says:

    Great episode Rick! The TTA is always a must do for my wife and I. It’s nice and relaxing on a hot day. When the park isn’t busy, sometimes we ask to ride around twice and the Disney TTA castmembers almost always oblige us. We rode it a couple of weeks ago after the refurb and like you, we do miss the old audio speil. I think we’ll get used to the new speil eventually because honestly, we just ride it to get off our feet for awhile and cool off. As far as extinct attractions, I’d have to say I miss Horizons the most. There was so much to see that you could ride it over and over and never get tired of it. I’m also not a big fan of Mission Space which is another reason why I miss Horizons.


  19. cathy mullen says:

    Hi Rick,
    What a surprise ending to this week’s video but it was fun!

    My favorite extinct attraction would be the submarines at the MK. I’m so glad I experienced them the first year I visited because they were gone the next year. I did get to see the new version at DL in April so it brought back memories.

    Looking forward to the next adventure with Rick!
    Have a magical day!


  20. Peggy Hickey says:

    I totally agree with John. Horizons! (bring it back!) Followed by Mr. Toad and The World of Motion are my favorite extinct attractions. I’d love to see them all back.
    I just love the irony that the ride (TTA) stopped moving moments after the announcement in the sound track that the ride never stops. I do love the ride anyway, and I hope the old or better narration comes back. I was able to view the “bones” on SpaceMountain on one ride. The lights wewre on, and we go a little video of it too.
    I love the ride videos. Keep them coming.


  21. Terri Gonsiorowski says:

    Great video. Loved the tips. So glad it is open again :). Will be there in three days!!
    I miss 20K Leagues….


  22. Teresa M says:

    Well I am sad and I will definitely miss the old narrator. I have some great memories riding the TTA with my newborn while the kids and hubby rode Space Mountain.
    I haven’t been going to WDW long enough to have had any of my favorite rides close yet. Not looking forward to that time either especially with my level of disappointment over something as so simple as the change in a narrator on a ride. I may have real issues…hahaha
    Thanks so much for bringing this video to us. I was really curious what the changes were and you answered any questions I had.


  23. Sandy Chang says:

    Great video Rick! I don’t really have a favorite retired attraction. I’ve only been a few times in the past 10 years and I can’t really think of anything that I miss that much that has been retired. However, seeing your video makes me miss the old TTA spiel. I hope it comes back soon.


  24. Debbie Bolen says:

    Great video as usual! I didn’t get to ride the TTA last fall when we were there – I will definetely add it to my list of “Must-do’s” for the next trip. I’ll have to watch your previous video of it, since I don’t remember much about the narriation from the last time I was on it. I’ve been lucky and have never walked off a ride, although I had some friends that had to walk off Rockin-Roller Coaster – took her awhile before she’d gt back on it.

    I actually have two favorite extinct rides – Time Keeper with Robin Williams and Rhea Pearlman, they were great. The other is Food Rocks, which is where Soarin’ is now….it was so much fun with all the rock stars of yesteryear. My grandkids had a ball in that one.

    Keep up the great work – love the video’s.


  25. Brad S says:

    That is a great way to see the ride, I like that the lights were on at the Space Mountain part so you could see. Can’t wait for that ride to reopen. We went on the TTA in September ’08 and we did get stuck, however it was only for a few minutes and we did not have to walk off the ride. I always like TTA though, it is so nice to get out of the sun or rain and rest my feet. Mr. Toad’s was one my favorite ex ride’s at the Magic Kingdom.
    Another great video, thank you Rick!


  26. Good video and discussion on the TTA. It even adds to it to leave by evacuation. Definitly worth it for the fast pass!

    While I wonder what ever happened to Body Wars (and why that pavillion is still empty) I have to say that I miss 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea because I remember it so vividly from my first visit in 1972.

    Rick – Thank you (and Gary) for the copy of Crush It! It is great to read something that comes from the heart and oozes the very passion he preaches.

    Keep up the good work.



  27. Kevin Nelson says:

    Yes, we rode the updated version of TTA last month. I to miss the old narration, the paging Mr. Tom Morrow was great. Thank you so much for my first edition signed copy of Crush It! Very cool the way you give back, I am so thankful. I miss Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, I have great memories of it as a kid. I guess I’ll have to make my first trip to Disneyland so I can relive my memories. Keep up the great work and keep smiling!


  28. Tony Mendyk says:

    Love the TTA even though my family still calls it the People Mover. My favorite extinct attraction has to be Horizons.


  29. Country Bear Fan says:

    Luanne, the current Tiki Room is NOT rude or offensive at all! It’s just mere harmless self-parodying.

    You just need to learn to see it that way and not get so gosh-darned bent out of shape.

    As for the TTA, there’s nothing wrong with the new narration either. Look at it is being a throwback to the old ORAC-1 Commuter Computer narration of the 70’s/80’s.


  30. Genna says:

    I think John said it best, change for the sake of change is asinine. Ok, so that’s not verbatim, but that was the just of it.
    My absolute favorite extinct ride, hands down, is HORIZONS. 🙁


  31. Cary says:

    I thought it was funny right after the Narrator on TTA says this ride never stops, the ride does stop for a bit.


  32. JD says:

    Enjoyed the video. As it’s been said before, the only thing constant is change.

    As for extinct attractions in the parks, I miss the gondola ride that allowed for a different perspective of the MK as you traveled from Tomorrowland to Fantasyland, Horizons, World Of Motion, El Rio de Tiempo (Mexican pavilion’s original version of their ride), and the trees that used to be in front of Cinderella’s Castle where the statue of Walt and Mickey is located. I’m sure the trees were removed to allow better viewing for the castle shows and firework shows, but they offered shade on a hot day.


  33. Judy Getner says:

    I have a problem with some of the changes at WDW also. I’ve been going since 1973 and the “change” I’ve had the biggest problem with is when the eliminated HORIZONS. I’m sure a lot of people feel the same way. I enjoyed the ride on the WEDWAY People Mover. I still call it that too!!!


  34. Steve Sims says:

    I miss Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride so much. Must go to Disneyland to ride that one again.


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