For months I have been perplexed over Disneyland's Tomotrowland. Finding Nemo? Rumors of Cars Autopia and Incredible's People Mover? Shooting at giant toys in space? A Best Buy? And a movie based using the plotline of a film no longer known by children? What's going on???
But last night I finally understood. Tomorrowland has always had a problem staying fresh. In 98 they tried to apply a fictional timeless idea of Tomorrow based on Jules Verne. After failure, they have reverted most of the land into a newer idea of what was there before. Except for the autopias. And the Astro Orbitor. These attractions are still in TL 98 style.
Last night I realised that this new TL is not our future as a society, or technology, or even our fictional future. Instead, this new TL is the future of Disney themeparks. We see a lack of cohesive theme. Nearly every attraction will have some sort of movie tie in. Most of these movie tie ins will be Pixar films. We won't necessarily get new attractions, just refurbished/rethemed attractions such as SM/Nemo. Also, in the theme of no new attractions, old attractions that no longer to audiences or simply never related to audiences will be left to rot. Not replaced, not rethought, just left open for those wishing to find air conditioning.
So everyone needs to stop complaining that Nemo doesn't fit the theme or that TL has no idea what it wants to be. You just don't get it. Tomorrowland is the Disneyland of Tomorrow.