Friday, March 14, 2014
Let's take a look at a few photos from a mere 27 years ago, featuring the Tomorrowland of yesterday!
We'll start with this shot of the classic spires that flanked the escalators (aka "Speedramps") that took guests up to the entrance to Space Mountain. Apparently that ride was sponsored by Kodak at the time, something I didn't recall. Were the speedramps prone to breaking down? I'm not sure why they were removed… my guess is that it was a combination of dollars and requirements to make the attraction ADA-compliant. The Peoplemover vehicles were still painted their original primary colors (excepting aqua, of course).
I believe this view was taken from the Peoplemover, looking back through those spires toward the load platform and the Rocket Jets, which look wonderful. Down below, the Tomorrowland snack bar (was it called the "Space Place" or am I insane?) does boffo business.
And I might as well throw in this second shot, taken just seconds later. There are the Speedramps again, with the Matterhorn seen through the Dr. Seuss palm trees.