New Record-Setting Ride on Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover in Disney’s Magic Kingdom. What started as a casual conversation and very organically, while Space Mountain was down, Kirk LaVecchia and the Pocket Family (the name of his Tik Tok friends and family) realized you could ride Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover over and over again if it was empty. That conversation started the wheels in motion for a record-setting attempt at riding the PeopleMover more than anyone has before.
Investigating the previous amount of rides done on the PeopleMover the most Kirk could find was 22 consecutively, and 28 in a day. They scoured YouTube, Instagram, Tik Tok, and on the web and these were the only verified numbers. This started the ball in motion, or ride so to speak, Kirk began formulating a number he thought he could do. BTW, the number he originally wanted was 30, when he hit 30 he figured why not stay on the whole day.
Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
Starting at 2 am Wednesday into Thursday morning He stopped drinking water, arrived at the park for rope drop at 9:00 Am (Ropes actually dropped at 8:57) Kirk was on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover by 9:00 AM and started his day.
Kirk LaVecchia, who owns and operates WalrusCarp a Disney Food Clothing company, has around 66.5k followers on Tik Tok and is known for staying live for multiple hours at a time, sometimes upwards of 12 hours. Also, has a feature called Hacks, Snacks, and Fun Facts where he discusses the hidden tricks and secrets of getting the most out of your Disney Trip.
How did he end up doing? Well, we wouldn’t be writing about this if he lost! So let us get into some of the amazing figures he put up.
- Total Number of Laps 66
- Total Time 14 Hours andd 24 Minutes
- Total Miles 68.55
- Total Feet 361,941
- First Ride 9:00 am
- Last Ride 11:06
- Unload Time 11:24 PM
- Total Number of Ride Stoppages 32
- Total number of Guests who rode with him 3 (Jason from TattooDisneyDad rode the most over 6 hours)
- Total Guests on Social Media 8 Including, us at the 12:00pm hour.
- 1 stop for an Incursion – kids jumped off the PeopleMover in the Space Mountain section and had to be ejected
- Total number of Hi-Chew’s eaten 15
Just a few facts we would like to point out. Kirk made sure the Record-Setting ride was thoroughly documented on all social media platforms, so he could never be accused of cheating. We personally watched most of the day to verify he was doing this legit. We even joined in for a few minutes to talk while he was riding.
Importantly, we would like to point out that this could not have been done without the support and encouragement from the Cast Members who worked the ride all day. Kirk made sure to ask the Cast Members who were working the loading and Unloading zones if it was okay if he rode again. Each and every single time he asked. They let him. While he was on one of the last few laps, the Cast members actually presented him with a pair of People Mover Socks and a Button with the official 66 Number.
What did Kirk @walruscarp get out of doing this besides a better knowledge of the ride, a bunch of new friends, and a sore bottom? Well, a record that cannot be broken for a long time. Plus, as he said at the ending, he will be riding it again the next time he is in the park. He truly loves being part of the Disney community, and was not looking for fame or fortune, he was just looking to have some fun with the Pocket Family and all the people who cannot make it into the parks on a daily basis.
Congratulations to WalrusCarp aka Kirk LaVecchia.
Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover Record Set!
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