Some have noticed.
Others have not.
Many have discussed the decline of Tomorrowland in terms of theme and its dedication vision statement. But not many have discussed the slow as treacle land grab war going on between the lands.
Here we see an aerial shot of DL with some great numbers all over it... those will be explained. Now!
This area is currently inhabited by TL (1). Whether you consider BLAB and StarTours "tomorrow enough" or "pure fantasy" is not discussed here. These are core issues. What I'm concerned with are peripheral issues.
The dotted red line is the area roughly considered TL's boundaries. However The Matterhorn (5) found itself in Fantasyland (4) overnight back in the '70s (I think it was?) Was this the first land grab by the megalomaniac ruler of Fantasyland? Which has a track record of taking over other lands for its own expansionary plans -- the picnic area and parts of back stage became Small World and Toontown. *dramatic orchestra stab*
To add insult to injury, Autopia (7) has long not been a vision of the future. Freeways have come (and some have gone) so driving your own car down Autopia's miniature freeway has become the fantasy of only children. Most adults get enough of that coming down the 5 on the way to the Park.
Shuttered for so long, the Subs (6) were resurrected, not by SCIENCE! But by a small talking clown fish with a dicky fin - that's ... gasp! Fantasy!
And how about the actual future? The area of Main Street (2) and its connected Grand Circle Tour railroad seem harmless enough. BUT there's rumours that (my!) plans to create a back of main street area (3) will expand that area into what is backstage, but arguably some of that is TL's backstage.
What does this mean? What's your opinion?
Is it the design of TPTB to shrink the thematically problematic Tomorrowland into nothingness. I mean until just recently there was an attraction that SHRUNK the entire audience...