Friday, March 29, 2013
Here are two great pics of the entrance to Tomorrowland circa July 1996! July means Summer crowds; the further into the land you look, the crazier it gets! Star Tours appears to be packing them in, and I'll bet that Space Mountain had a long line too. The wonderful old Rocket Jets were still there, but the Peoplemover track sat empty and unused (since the ride had closed the previous year). In about two years, strange rock formations would appear right in the middle of that walkway, and the Astro Orbiter would replace the Rocket Jets.
From this angle you can just see the Circlevision theater to the left (mostly blocked by Peoplemover tracks); I'm not sure what film would have been showing there in 1996 - though I believe it was Wonders of China. I thought that the Mary Blair tile murals were removed when Star Tours was added, but it looks like the mural on the left was still there in '96.