17 Facts About Tomorrowland


Tomorrowland is one of the many themed lands featured at all of the Magic Kingdom styled Disney theme parks around the world owned or licensed by The Walt Disney Company.

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The Tomorrowland attractions have been designed to give you an opportunity to participate in adventures that are a living blueprint of our future.

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Disneyland's Tomorrowland is in its third generation, and the Magic Kingdom's Tomorrowland is in its second.

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Tomorrowland's showpiece was the TWA Moonliner, derived from Disney's "Man In Space" television episodes developed in the 1950s.

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In 1956, Tomorrowland Boats were renamed Phantom Boats, and were closed later in the year.

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Tomorrowland quickly became a local hangout for many local junior high and high school teenagers residing in Southern California.

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Tomorrowland became so synonymous with Southern California teenagers at that time, popular bands began to reference the local scene in their music.

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Guests wondered if Tomorrowland would start to phase out transportation and space travel attractions in favor of a brand new theme.

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When Tomorrowland re-opened Disneyland had raised prices and many of the locals either moved on or aged out of using Tomorrowland as a hangout.

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Tomorrowland was noted for being very barren and sterile at this time, due to the land being very flat and undetailed.

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In 1973, the plans for Tomorrowland were finalized; and for about two years, construction was a common sight.

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The triangular buildings at Disneyland were fully realized, and the opening of the Tomorrowland here had two enormous pylons which cascaded water down into the castle moat.

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Colors of Tomorrowland were mainly whites complemented with ocher on the outside.

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In 1994, using inspiration from Discoveryland at Disneyland Paris, Tomorrowland was completely re-built and altered to resemble a galactic spaceport as it would have been envisioned by the science-fiction comic strips of the early 20th century, like Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers.

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Tomorrowland has since been given a much more metallic look, along with new darker blues and purples, especially along its main concourse leading from the central hub.

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Tokyo Disneyland's Tomorrowland was designed as a loose copy of Disney World's original Tomorrowland, particularly the main entryway which features nearly identical waterfalls and blue spires flanking the walkway.

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Many Tomorrowland classics are featured in Discoveryland, such as Autopia and Orbitron, some in an altered way, but Space Mountain is changed the most.

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