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At Disneyland- Peoplemover by TwilightFlopple At Disneyland- Peoplemover by TwilightFlopple
It took me a long time to decide what Celestia and Luna would be up to at Disneyland. Riding the Omnibus? At Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln? At Club 33?

Ultimately I decided it would be funniest to see them on the Peoplemover, because the idea of the two princesses crammed into one of those little buckets was too absurd to pass up. The other three cars gave me the opportunity to include as many secondary ponies as I wished.

The Peoplemover was somewhat outside the realm I was setting for this series, in that it closed at Disneyland almost twenty years ago and I was largely trying to work with timeless, instantly recognizable images. The Peoplemover cars were repainted in the 80's to no longer sport primary colors, making this one even more of a throwback.

But I still think it was the right choice, for no other reason than it allowed me to include more of the cast and place them in a fun setting. The Peoplemover still exists at Magic Kingdom in Florida and is a great favorite of mine.

Drawing the darn vehicle was by far the hardest of these I've had to do yet, and I already simplified the design by not drawing on the door (in reality, the doors would be facing out at this moment). I didn't think anything would top the Matterhorn Bobsled for pure annoyance, but I hadn't counted on squat, annoying trapezoids at different angles in space. Ugh.

See the Disneyland Peoplemover here: [link] and enjoy!
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ArtistAreUs Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Stitchfan Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student Filmographer
In my head, I hear this music…

I grew up with the TTA at Walt Disney World, but they're close cousins and I love these kinds of rides. :heart:
BarryFromMars Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the link in the pic, I found this in Google Images on another site and it helped me find your page.
thejps1997 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Weoweno Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
amazing work mate! :D
WanderSyphon Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Didney Worl? DIDNEY WORL! (I know it's Disneyland, but I couldn't resist)
Technomaru Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Would it be alright to request a pic based on my fanfic "The Twilight Sparkle Zone"... it's where Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, and Fluttershy are on "The Twilight Sparkle Zone Tower of Terror"... months after that chapter was published my friend got me to go on the ride, so now I know how Fluttershy felt.
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Aw adoreble work
Joey-Darkmeat Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
As always, for all the hard work I'm sure you endured, you pull these pieces off amazingly *w*
I love the idea of the Royal Sisters walking around and hanging with all the normal ponies too, I find that rather wholesome ^^ another Diz-nee masterpiece! :D
Brickstarrunner Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Awesome. Disneyland Fan and Annual Passholder here!

You don't mind if I try to vector this and possibly turn it into a wallpaper do you? That would be awesome. I would give full credit to you where due as well.
TwilightFlopple Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Yes, on the condition that it looks something like the Peoplemover attraction poster in the end so I can use it as a wallpaper: [link] :D
Brickstarrunner Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
I sent a note going into further detail about trying out two formats of style; one that looks like the show and one that looks like the poster.
FyreLyghts Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow love this alot, the color and detail is amazing :D
Beatfox Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
So much nostalgia! I loved the Peoplemover when I was a kid - especially the Tron projection rooms! I was kinda saddened when they closed it down. The short-lived Rocket Rods that replaced them were kinda cool, but it was a rough ride (and no Tron, booo).
Amani-Hekima-Candela Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Brushie brushie brushie ^^
KYAokay Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn I wish the bronies would collect money and make Ponyland with rides and shows! :icontwilightizhappyplz:
cajobif Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Yes! Ponies invasion in DisneyLand!

Beautiful work
rainbowdasy Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i love it
Fridel2 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
How lovely ^^
Alygal281 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Artist
Aww! I love the monorail! I am going to go to disneyland 1st week of december! :excited:
ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, this is awesome! :)

I have to agree, seeing Tia and Luna in the people-mover's is a very entertaining sight. And I really like how much they seem to be enjoying it. (IT does seem to be something they would do.)

I also really like the color work, and the sight of Bon Bon sporting Mickey ears. :lmao:
googlemeister Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you plan on just sticking to Disneyland attractions? Tomorrowland makes me think of the Horizons pavilion at EPCOT. I'd love to see some ponies enjoying the 'future' (Circa '83) :D
TwilightFlopple Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been seriously considering some EPCOT Center-MLP love, but I need to finish this series, first.
hip-indeed Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the kawaiiest luna
in her crystal shoes
silvabirch Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
"So sister, what actually is a 'people'?"

Great pic! ^^
BookishDelight Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Writer
(watches video)

...oh sweet Celestia, that music. That narration. That creaking. Those effects. I think of the ponies dealing with all of this and oh gosh my giggles. They Do Not Stop. I mean it's quaint and I'd absolutely ride it, it seems like easygoing fun (and the presentation is cheesy in the exact way that I love), but wow. ^^;

(Meanwhile Luna's clearly having the time of her life.
"'TRON'? What is this 'TRON'? We do not understand this concept of which you speak... but ooh, it is shiny, like our moon. We approve!" :D)

Thank goodness Rainbow isn't here. She'd go insane.

Not too much to say here--you just keep improving. Once again I'm loving the color display here, and the ponies are all adorable. (Nice glitter effect on the Princesses. ^_^) The cars are well-rendered, as is the track, and the background is nice and tranquil. Took me a few minutes to get a hang of the depth of the objects in the picture, but it all clicked well enough when I did.

Fun times! Can't wait for the next. :icontwilightsmileplz:
TwilightFlopple Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, that's some of my favorite theme park background music. It's pretty surprising that Disney kept that music playing on the Peoplemovers into the 90s. Although it did greatly add to the "just sit here and relax" feeling.

And you're right, that video shows the DL ride it pretty rickety shape. It wasn't usually like that. The cars had no moving parts and were pushed around the track on tires embedded in it, so that particular train must've been messed up because it shudders every time it goes over a tire.

I grew up on the Florida version, which was called the WEDway and ran on linear induction motors (magnets). This is what I spent my Florida vacations doing: [link]
BookishDelight Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Writer

This one is a bit more familiar to me. I did visit FL's Disney World once as a child and I totally remember going on this! Picture's even more fun now. XD

(Dear Princess Celestia: today I learned that Disneyland and Disney World are two different places)
TwilightFlopple Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...don't make me drive over there and mock you. :P
BookishDelight Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Writer
Perish the thought! If you're going to drive up here and mock me, I'd much rather it be of your own free will. ^_^

(I never set foot off of the east side of the country until past university. Closest thing to an excuse I've got, here. ^^;)
Avastindy Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how you put up Mary Blairs original Tomorrowland Mural :)
gwalla Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
I miss the Disneyland Peoplemover. :(
oem20 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I can recognize this ride :P
zora-artist Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
dawwww amazing foxxy! =3
Luna looks so happy and cute!
all the ponys looks very cute! you always draw them amazing foxxy!
Totally loved it!
I wish I could go to disneyland...whit ponys! XD
Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
I love the Wedway People Mover. Such a nice, calm ride to rest your feet on, cool off with a breeze created by the cars moving through the air and ducking into air-conditioned buildings, and hardly any lines at all. :D Yes, I know they call it something else now, but when I was a kid it was called the Wedway (at Disney World, anyway) and that's what I'm gonna keep calling it.

Yeah, my parents worked at Disney while I was growing up, so I got real spoiled going there more times than I can count. ;) Love to see someone else appreciates the classics. :D :thumbsup:
TwilightFlopple Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I'll always call it the WEDway, too. A couple years ago they did change the name of the ride back to the "Peoplemover", tho, which was a nice touch.
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RainbowDash1311 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
lol cats disney land AKA best place ever!
turbolover175 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Oh, good. I thought I was losing it. I didn't recognize the Peoplemovers, and I take pride in knowing Disneyland like the back of my hand. Give me a cane and I'll walk from Pirates to Splash Mountain blindfolded without tripping once.
Airborn56 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
I heard that they were going to remove the peoplemover track from tomorrowland, could be false.
TwilightFlopple Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They're going to have to do a lot of work on it to make it useable again, but I wouldn't expect removal.
DeJiKo07 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
D'awww! I remember riding the people mover. Good to see that it now got ponies!!!
Dragonstar1278 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
kilorat Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
It's the pony mover!
ShadowDancerBrony Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
GolldenFalcon Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student Artist
Yes, just yes.
Arcticwlf Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
I don't know how you'll be able to top this piece Foxxy. This is Grade A fantastic. I know you WILL top it at some point, but my mind cannot devise how. ;)
Jovey4 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student Filmographer
Disneyland and Ponies? Truly the greatest combination ever.
EaLicaria Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Disneyland!! XD
Chrismilesprower Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha how nice. I wish I went with them to Disneyland. If Luna went with me there I might have gone on all the hard rides with her.
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