Re: Disney's Tomorrowland Past And Present: A Celebration
I've been to Disney World, just once, when I was barely old enough to understand or remember anything. I don't know if I went to Tomorrowland (I assume I did); some of what's here looks familiar. I do remember being surprised at the huge variety of shows, attractions, and landscapes. Documentaries about nature and society, museum-like experiences, all kinds of wacky fun, and yes, visions of the future. I had thought it was all going to be based on Disney movies! Just sitting around and eating or waiting in line was an experience. those metal trees, for example, apparently open and close with the rising and setting of the sun! It's definitely the most magical place on earth because it captures the imaginations of people of all types and ages, and educates and inspires as much as it is fun.
The world clock is definitely up there for illustrating how times have changed since now, obviously, we can all find out the time around the world by looking in our pockets. The carousel of progress is iconic... but I was surprised to learn they haven't done a modern 'future' section. It is funny that TomorrowLand Tokyo looks so sterile, while parts of downtown Tokyo actually look not unlike DiscoveryLand Paris. Any idea what kinds of attractions are there? Maybe it's supposed to be a more realistic and less fantastical take on the future - I suppose that, too, has a place in all this variety. As for Tomorrowland the movie? Honestly, it looks like a stinker with a couple of good moments thrown in, unlikely to spark a franchise like Pirates of the Carribean did.... but, all this nostalgia is kind of making me want to go see it :).