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    Re: Who was the idiot responsible for the 1998 New Tomorrowland?


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    Re: Who was the idiot responsible for the 1998 New Tomorrowland?

    I think it's Eisner's fault too. Everything, every signature, every final say, etc was his responsibility.

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    Angry Re: Who was the idiot responsible for the 1998 New Tomorrowland?

    And the most idiotic person award goes to.. ( opens letter) wow we have a tie with Tony Baxter and eilster! Congrats you dum dums

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    Re: Who was the idiot responsible for the 1998 New Tomorrowland?

    budget could be blamed. Overall I question the wisdom of forcing DLP's Tomorrowland theme back onto the original Disneyland.

    They had to know without exstensive remodeling it just wouldn't play well off DL's 60's style buildings.

    They should have also considered how it would work with the existing attractions and American sentiments. Imaginearing might like steampunk and victorian concepts and they might work well in Paris but are they a style Americans are going to expect in a land of the future?

    Seems like Rocket Rods understood more of what Americans wanted but then failed to function as an attraction.

    I REALLY feel the rocks were a mistake and that they got the locations for Cosmic Waves and the Orbiter confused. To this day I will insist that a reimagined Cosmic Waves would work 100% better were the orbiter now stands.
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    Re: Who was the idiot responsible for the 1998 New Tomorrowland?

    In fact I was the idiot responsible for Tomorrowland '98, and I have never worked for Disney.

    Earlier that decade my wife and I were eating breakfast at the Monorail Cafe and to kill time I used the crayons on the table to color in a "10 worst ideas for Tomorrowland" design on the cool Disneyland map place mat. I only had a bronze and a blue crayon to work with, but I came up with a lot of stinkers before my waffle arrived.

    After breakfast we left for a fun filled day in Disneyland, but little did I know that Disney execs had been eating in the booth next to ours, and scarfed up my ideas-in-jest like crispy hash browns!

    Imagine my horror in 1998 to see my joke unveiled as the new Tomorrowland!

    I feel such shame.

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    Re: Who was the idiot responsible for the 1998 New Tomorrowland?

    Quote Originally Posted by wulfblat View Post
    In fact I was the idiot responsible for Tomorrowland '98, and I have never worked for Disney.

    Earlier that decade my wife and I were eating breakfast at the Monorail Cafe and to kill time I used the crayons on the table to color in a "10 worst ideas for Tomorrowland" design on the cool Disneyland map place mat. I only had a bronze and a blue crayon to work with, but I came up with a lot of stinkers before my waffle arrived.

    After breakfast we left for a fun filled day in Disneyland, but little did I know that Disney execs had been eating in the booth next to ours, and scarfed up my ideas-in-jest like crispy hash browns!

    Imagine my horror in 1998 to see my joke unveiled as the new Tomorrowland!

    I feel such shame.
    You made me all weepy eyed for the Monorail Cafe.

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    Re: Who was the idiot responsible for the 1998 New Tomorrowland?

    I blame Paul, because I'm pretty sure he was the one that killed 2055 dead and made them go with the cheap version of Discoveryland with a color pallette resembling the average PS3/360 shooting game.
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    Re: Who was the idiot responsible for the 1998 New Tomorrowland?

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    Right. You're describing Carsland.
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    Re: Who was the idiot responsible for the 1998 New Tomorrowland?

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    Angry Re: Who was the idiot responsible for the 1998 New Tomorrowland?

    By the look of how tommorowland looks like today the future is done for.

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    Re: Who was the idiot responsible for the 1998 New Tomorrowland?

    Quote Originally Posted by almandot View Post
    Most of it was based on poll results DustySage provided at the entrance turnstiles. That'll teach people to give fake answers to those things.
    So what were the questions asked and possible answer choices? I was only 10 when TL reopened and I must have been 7 or 8 when the surveys were being asked so I wonder what choices Disney gave the guests.
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    Re: Who was the idiot responsible for the 1998 New Tomorrowland?

    Quote Originally Posted by FigmentJedi View Post
    I blame Paul, because I'm pretty sure he was the one that killed 2055 dead and made them go with the cheap version of Discoveryland with a color pallette resembling the average PS3/360 shooting game.
    In Paul's defense, he came up with the color pallete nearly 8 years before the PS3/360 were even dreamt up.
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    Re: Who was the idiot responsible for the 1998 New Tomorrowland?

    ^ Yep, that was Paul -- mediocre before his time.
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    Re: Who was the idiot responsible for the 1998 New Tomorrowland?

    I believe the color scheme was based on what was nothing more than a trend at the time. Titanium bicycle frames were relatively new, and everyone was jumping on the bandwagon of titanium. The jewelry of the time was often oxidized Ti--and looked like this.



    It was supposed to be "futuristic."
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    Re: Who was the idiot responsible for the 1998 New Tomorrowland?

    well... the surest way to seek responsibility in the Walt Disney Company is to check the information sent to the print/web media for the project -these scans are from the "Project T" media kit folder - sent out for publication in May-ish of 1996 - and two of the renderings featuring the WDC's vision from the kit.

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