I was reading Kevin Yee's article about the cartoonization of Tomorrowland and i came up with this idea...
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE star wars, but isn't it weird that the first step towards tomorrowland's new "theme" (Space Mountain) opened up the same year Star Wars hit theaters?
Since then, a HUGE interest in space fantasy has swept the world and tommorowland changed accordingly.
The next piece of evidence is Star Tours, an attraction based on Star Wars itself. This was the next radical depature from the theme of progress and one step closer to tomorrowlands new "theme" of "dump random movies here land".
So my question is, Can the success and interest of Star Wars be responsible for the wild sucess of space mountain, and therefore the direction tommorrowland ended up taking?
Anyone have any thoughts on this?