For the 1964 World’s Fair Disney created a attraction called the Ford’s Magic Skyway. Now, Walt didn’t personally supervise this project (he was focusing on the Carousel of Progress), but you will notice that some of the ideas from this attraction ended up at Disneyland. The Skyway was the precursor to the beloved PeopleMover and some sections of the dioramas were used as a part of the Primeval World diorama on Disneyland Railroad. let me tell you what the Skyway was.
Ford’s Magic Skyway consisted of actual Ford cars (this was the Ford Motor Co.’s only stipulation in sponsoring the attraction) that were attached to a track chain with wheels (spaced every 3 feet) via a metal plate on the undercarriage. This system would later be used on the PeopleMover. Anyway, people would load into the cars and view dioramas that were set up throughout the attraction.