First, just because because Disney is afraid of the future, especially concerning the subs (Chicken of the Sea?), doesn't mean that the Subs aren't futuristic. Again, think back to SeaCastle in Epcot's Horizons. Considering that over 90% of the world's oceans are unexplored, they're perhaps the most futuristic thing around. Add to that the notion that planets currently beyond our reach could be completely covered with water, and you have endless possibilites that are far more original and captivating than the cliched space future.Originally Posted by MasterGracey
And you can't ignore the fact that the "tomorrow that never was" is inherently depressing and uninspiring. Classic Tomorrowland, which thrived for about 20 years. People usually consider the beginning of the end to be somewhere between tearing out ATIS for the non-Tomorrow Star Tours and the closure of America Sings with no replacement. The real lesson to learn is not that the theme was bad in any way, but as with BTMRR and the Tom Sawyer rafts, where maintenance is concerned, a stitch in time saves nine. (Which is in NO way an endorsement for Stitch in Anaheim, btw.)
I would definitely complain if Disney copped out and turned a futuristic achievement and added it to Fantasyland. Why take a unique underwater environment and waste it on another Fantasyland dark ride? didn't Pooh teach us the folly of that kind of thinking?