For anyone who has ridden the DLRR, we all know the amazing detail that went into Main Street's Train Station. Likewise, Toontown Depot is very well done, as is the Frontierland/New Orleans Square Station. Then, we turn our attention to Tomorrowland. Like many other corners of this neglected land, the Tomorrowland Train Station has been tucked in its little corner and forgotten about.
Without even a structure to pretend a story exists here, the loving touches like the morris code of NOS or the packed bags of Mickey and Minnie of Toontown, this station has nothing to look at while you wait for the next historic steamer to roll in.
This got me thinking two things. Why, and whats next? Is the utilitarian future so sterile that this is what will be found? Was it so hard to work a steam train into the future that they placed the station on the back burner untill anything more than a steel bus shelter could be planned?
I am at a loss as far as trying to tie it into the land. My simpler ideas like giving the train a cameo it a "history of transportation" ride similar to how Spaceship Earth explores communication could be used to tie it in, but still leaves something to be desired as far as an actual station.
If a more steam punk Tomorrowland ever debuted at Disneyland some time in the future, the tie would be a little easier, but what would happen if it went the other way as some sort of Space Colony?
Make the queue a time machine and risk the corniness of Dinoland at AK? A museum or back story justifying the use of an old technology in a new age? The DLRR is a legacy to be cared for forever, and I am at a loss. What would you do?