24 June 2010

Vintage Disney | Space People of Tomorrowland

"I also remember that the Space Man would stand very still inside the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea exhibit, in the shadowed area around where the diving suits were. People would think he was part of the exhibit, until he would jump out. When supervisors found out about it, they put a stop to it. Some parents complained that the children were afraid."

-Dave DeCaro, Disneyland Historian

Completely rebuilt in 1967, Tomorrowland was christened the “New” Tomorrowland on July 2, 1967, with new attractions & scenery (shortly after Walt’s passing). The Carousel Theater, Flight to the Moon, Adventure Thru Inner Space, a new Circle-Vision building, and the PeopleMover/Rocket Jets platform gave Tomorrowland the “World on the Move” theme. Eventually, Walt’s idea of a Space Port opened as Space Mountain; Star Tours & Magic-Eye Theater opened in places of older attractions.

Text and photos courtesy of Daveland