Friday, January 13, 2012

Top 5 Favorite Things About Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland is one of my all time favorite places to be in all of Walt Disney World.  I don't exactly know what the calling is for me, but there's just something about it.  Even with all the changes the land has seen, it just has this feel that is totally unique.

Tomorrowland, I would think, has seen the most change to it out of all the lands. With it's focus on the future, it was a place that got stale real quick, especially in the beginning.  But no matter what, for me, the place still has charm.  

So, I thought I'd take a look at my Top 5 Favorite things about Tomorrowland.  (Which trust me, was a LOT harder than I thought!  I really could have named about a million things I love about Tomorrowland!)

5.  The Tomorrowland Palm Trees:  Ok...this may be silly, but I love me some Tomorrowland Palm Trees.  I really don't know what it is about them...but these are just so cool! 

4.  The Kitchiness of Space Mountain:  This is an attraction that is an absolute classic.  Because of that, there are some elements in here that certainly remind you that this attraction is that way.  These kitchy things are what help to make Space Mountain a tradition, time and time again.  Whether it's the silver plastic "play" balls that can be found if you look down in the beginning of the queue, the holographic images that can be found as you walk along, the load area, the spacemen you see along your way of blast off, the worm-hole tunnel...and that's just for starters!   This attraction, really is a right of passage and it's just nostalgic enough to work for just about everyone.

3.  The audio:  This is a land where the music here really stands out to me.  Whether it's just general background loops, the Star Tunnel music in the queue for Space Mountain, Sonny Eclipse singing a tune, or humming along to Great, Big, Beautiful Tomorrow.  There's a ton of great audio in this land.  
And when you hear it at home, it so easily transports you back to Disney.  I think it's because it's all so distinct. 
2.  Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover:  Ok, I'll admit, I loved this attraction a little more with the old spiel (it might have made it to number 1 if the old spiel was still in place) but no matter what spiel is stated, it is still one of the best places to relax at Walt Disney World!  There is nothing better on a hot day than taking the trip on the Super Highway in the Sky!  It is honestly one of the most underrated attractions at any of the parks and I love the fact that if it's not a busy day, you can pretty much take as many laps around as you need to. 

1.  Tomorrowland at night:  There is just something so magical about this area at night.  I'm sure it has to do with all the neon, but seeing this place at night transforms it into a whole other world.  I love seeing all the bright colors that abound.  And trust me, this place is a photographer's dream.  Night photography here is so easy because there's so much that's cool about it!

Tomorrowland really is an amazing land.  It is one that I love to spend a ton of time in and when I don't, I really feel cheated.

So what is it that you love the best about Tomorrowland?  Be sure to share your thoughts in the comments!

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Anonymous said...

My favorite Tomorrowland feature is actually one that is no longer there - the old white and aqua waterfalls that stood on each side of the entrance to Tomorrowland. It was back in the days of the white and aqua that I thought Tomorrowland looked the most futuristic - more impressive than even today. Yes, I guess I'm biased by looking through the rose colored glasses of childhood memories.

Unknown said...

Those were so nice! I do remember them...miss them too! I miss all the water that's no longer in Tomorrowland.