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    Making Tomorrowland innovative

    It seems to me, that as a child (in the early 70's) tomorrowland did have a *futuristic* feel. Out of curiousity, what do you believe disney could/should do to really make tomorrowland feel like a glimpse into tomorrow? The 22nd century house of the future? A journey through a human genome? Cool use of gesture technology in a restaurant setting, etc.? What latest discoveries/technologies would you like to see highlighted?

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    Re: Making Tomorrowland innovative

    all of those. and the real future of travel, maybe even further into the future than hybrid and alternate fuels.... like hover, or Minority Report cars...
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    EPCOT kind of seems to be the one taking over the real ideas, whereas TL though still enjoyable is becoming more sci-fi nostalgia themed. I would like more space stuff, but most people don't think about space realistically anymore. They could go more into communicatons technologies. It would be really easy to get a sponser for that if they needed one. You can't go wrong with transportation either, even if it's not to space.

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    Re: Making Tomorrowland innovative

    I don't think that making Tomorrowland look exactly like it did before the 90's is the answer. I kind of like what they're doing right now: keeping what worked from Tomorrowland 98, while bringing back what was important about Tomorrowland 67. I especially like the new blue&white with a touch of gold color scheme that they've been giving Tomorrowland as of late.

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    Re: Making Tomorrowland innovative

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    like hover, or Minority Report cars...
    Yes! Hover cars! I've got to believe that the Imagineers can figure out a way to make the autiopia cars hover and still be tethered to the track.

    Aside from that, there just need to be more holograms. Hovercars and holograms people! This is what our future was supposed to be. Don't give up on the dream!

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    I think holograms would be pretty cool. Not those cheesey hologram pictures on walls, but free-standing, moving holograms! Straight up Star Wars style, folks! If innovative enough, you could even have meet-n-greets with holograms of Star Wars characters, just like the movies! Woo!

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    Re: Making Tomorrowland innovative

    I would rather feel Like I'm in the frontier when I'm in Frontierland....


    but..... as to not hijack the topic.... I think a Space ride like the one @ epcot would be cool where it seems you are blasting off. Mission: SPACE.

    <EDIT> it seems like this is just an average motion sim..... Modify it and it could be cool... Motion sims are getting old and Star Tours already covers it.
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    And for crying out loud...

    WHERE IS MY FLYING CAR!!??

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    Re: Making Tomorrowland innovative

    More robots too. More!

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    Re: Making Tomorrowland innovative

    This would easily and greatly fix Tomorrowland:

    - Futuristic space travel (meaning actually LIFE in space, like people living on the Moon or Mars, or actual take-off to land on Mars or something more than just a "race in space" as Space Mountain has it)
    - Time travel
    - Futuristic underwater voyage (underwater cities, discovering the lost continent of Atlantis)
    - Miniturization... I'd be happy with either shrinking to the size of the atom, or shrinking to the size of a blood cell and swimming inside the human body.
    - Futuristic atmosphere conditions, such as weather control

    Those are some themes I'm dying to see, but know it probably won't happen...
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    Re: Making Tomorrowland innovative

    I'll chime in on this topic again:

    Yes, tomorrowland should be a showcase for the future. Despite the fact that the present eventually catches up, they should aim for the future and keep updating the place as things progress.

    I've mentioned them before in other similar threads, but a few of the ideas I'd like to see are:

    1) Flying cars. Yes, it's high time we had them.
    2) Nanotechnology. Let's have an "Adventure through Inner Space" type thing, but this time covering nanotechnology, maybe used in medicine. It could be a trip through a human body as nano-docs repair tissues, administer medicine, analyze body processes, excise tumors or viruses, etc.
    3) Demonstrations of incredibly strong structures formed from carbon nanotubes and such molecular-level materials manufacturing. Huge, tall, lengthy buildings or bridges made strong but lightweight.
    4) Teleportation. What the heck, toss in some Trek tech.

    There are a gazillion ideas out there waiting to be showcased.
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    Re: Making Tomorrowland innovative

    Quote Originally Posted by jenlynn View Post
    It seems to me, that as a child (in the early 70's) tomorrowland did have a *futuristic* feel. Out of curiousity, what do you believe disney could/should do to really make tomorrowland feel like a glimpse into tomorrow?
    It depends on what type of futurism you were looking for.

    If you wanted Tomorrowland to be a complete and realistic representation of future technologies, than a lot of the storytelling rides like Buzz, Space, Star Tours, and Nemo would have to go. Then you could build exhibits that could showcase genetics and biology and computer sciences in a realistic way.

    Or, you can go with a more fantasy inspired future based on technology that doesn't exist such as time travel and shrinking machines and flying cars. Technologies that may not be realistic or practical in any way, but still create an idea of a futurescape.

    They are two fundamentally different possibilities for Tomrorowland. Which would you rather see?

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    Re: Making Tomorrowland innovative

    How about Mad Max-like? Or Terminator-like?

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