Fantasyland or Tomorrowland?

I’ve written before about the decision Imagineers had to make when faced with the themepark equivalent of Moore’s law. Essentially, as the technological present changes at an ever increasing speed, the ability of Disney to keep up with a themed and exciting view of the future wanes in reverse proportion. Somewhere along the way, probably in the halls of the financial budgeters, the decision was made to switch Disney’s tomorrowlands from fantastic visions of the future, to fantasy looks at the future from bygone eras.

Jim Hill has just written an insightful column on the matter and provides a look at the Tomorrowland that could have been – Space Age.