Lately I've been spending a lot of time inside the WDW parks while I'm here on the CP. Of everything I've seen, I happened to noticed one disappointing feature that reminded me of a problem another park had. Tomorrowland is dying.
When I visited the park in 1995, right after New Tomorrowland opened, it was beautiful, lively, and fantastic. In 2000, once again I remember a place full of life, well kept, and fantastic. However now, in 2005, Tomorrowland is a place that looks like it has spent a few years in the dumpster. I narrowed down the problems of this besieged land into three categories: attractions, upkeep, updating.
Attractions: Lack of Timekeeper and addition of new (terrible) Stitch attraction makes a barren and lifeless Avenue of the Planets. Buzz Lightyear...great attraction, poor show on the entrance (basically it looks permanently temporary). Indy Speedway...popular attraction, no logical theme.
Upkeep: Space Mountain queue and TTA areas...scratched displays, chipping paint, rust stains, faded paint. Tomorrowland proper is experiencing the same, rust stains, plant overgrowth. Mechanically...unique secondary attractions are not operating (Robo-Newz). At least the area is clean.
Updating: Regressing attractions: replacing E-Ticket Alien Encounter with lackluster Stitch. Not modifying TTA script to coincide with the new Stitch attraction. Continuance of Space Mountain post-show without Fed-Ex Sponsorship.
These are just a few of the things I've noticed about Tomorrowland at WDW. I for one find it very sad, because unlike a flawed retheming, the theme at Tomorrowland is and was very successful, this just seems to be an error in presentation and (?effort!?).