Tomorrowland - Photo Tour
Photos by Brian Bennett (unless otherwise stated)
Welcome to the Magic Kingdom's Tomorrowland! The pictures of this photo tour came from my own visits to WDW, but I've also tossed in some pictures by fellow MousePlaneteers and a few others from MousePlanet readers. All photographs will be credited appropriately throughout the tour, of course.
The best way to get the lay of the land in Tomorrowland is via the Tomorrowland Transit Authority (TTA). Let's take a quick ride around, shall we?
The TTA actually loads at the center of Tomorrowland. We'll have to walk in from the hub.
Before we actually jump aboard a TTA vehicle, I'll share a couple of pictures of the TTA track and vehicles from ground level.
Of course, riders load onto the TTA right in the center of Tomorrowland. The loading platform can be seen in the background of the photo below, where the TTA vehicles slow down to match the rotational speed of a moving platform so guests can get in and out. Above the loading platform is the Astro Orbiter and below is the Lunching Pad snack counter.
After loading, the TTA vehicle moves away from the loading area fairly quickly, and take visitors back toward the front of Tomorrowland past the Tomorrowland Convention Center.
After running past the Alien Encounter queue, the vehicle makes a U-turn into the building where you can see a model of "Walt Disney's twentieth century vision of the future." This is a model city that roughly approximates the original concepts for Epcot. It's interesting to note that the model includes a fair, although it's well known that Walt disliked fairs and wanted Disneyland (and Walt Disney World) to be quite different from the typical county or state fair, and a church.
After exiting the convention center and Mickey's Star Traders, the TTA goes back out to the Tomorrowland area and runs passed the Indianapolis Speedway. Here are a few views of that leg of the trip.
Next, the TTA runs past the arcade and Space Mountain...
and into Space Mountain itself. Here are a few rare pictures of the inside of Space Mountain, taken from the TTA, when the lights were on. The photo quality is very poor, but it's so rare to be able to see the inside of the Mountain that I've decided to toss them in here.
After exiting Space Mountain, After Space Mountain, the TTA completes the run around Tomorrowland by running past the the Tomorrowland Stage, Carousel of Progress, and the Galaxy Palace Theater. Then the vehicles disappear inside the building that contains Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin and The Timekeeper. The vehicles then take a run down to toward the hub and then back around to the central part of Tomorrowland.
Here's the last picture I have, showing Tomorrowland below just before arriving back at the unload platform.
Feel free to take a few more looks at Tomorrowland on the other pages of the photo tour...
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