At the suggestion of reader "WalterWorld," I've republished last week's circa 1969 photo of Tomorrowland at Disneyland (second photo) and posted an additional "after" photo (taken yesterday).
A comparison really points out how much Tomorrowland has suffered since its late-1960s makeover. A few of notable changes follow:
- Today, much of the previously open area is now filled with trash cans, huge banks of strollers, and a sea of decidedly un-futuristic umbrella tables.
- The Skyway is gone.
- A tower was added near the Submarines and the Monorail track.
- The foliage is much larger. (I particularly like the now-large stand of palm trees at the entrance to the Submarines.)
- The ticket booths are gone.
- The "speed ramps" to the Monorail are gone. (What kind of future doesn't have speed ramps?!?)
- The top of the Tomorrowland Terrace stage mimics but does not truly replicate Rolly Crump's original design.
As always, feel free to add your own comments.
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