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]