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Tomorrowland WDW – Ultimate History (In Three Parts)

by admin on Nov.18, 2006, under Magic Kingdom, Tomorrowland, Walt Disney World

Tomorrowland WDW – Ultimate History 1 of 3 from Martins Videos on Vimeo.

Part one (56:15)
Go right back to 1968 and see some of the alternate Tomorrowland ideas, then the construction for opening day. See how…empty Tomorrowland was in October 1971, then ride the Skyway and the Grand Prix Raceway – literally a longer track than today in an open field. See highlights from America the Beautiful, and take in the highlights of a Flight to the Moon, complete with a look at each buildings design and layout. Oh, not forgetting the entrance spires in all their watery glory!

Next up is the first phase expansion; a new showbuilding, Utilidor extention and new restaurant, followed by a full ridethru of If You Had Wings, including new footage and a new audio mix.

Following is 1974, with phase 2 construction in full swing. Ride the Star Jets, and take in the WDW history of Carousel of Progress, with a full multi camera, source audio edit of Now is the Best Time 1985/90. Finally see the history of Space Mountain, early plans and concepts, the layout of the building, construction, the opening ceremony, then the RCA preshow and finally take the full multi angle ride. Not quite lights on, not quite night vision! Finally travel the speedramp out via RCAs Home of Future Living.

Tomorrowland WDW – Ultimate History 2 of 3 from Martins Videos on Vimeo.

Part 2 (56:28 )
Look at the original WEDWay Peoplemover layout, how it fitted into the existing track, and take a quick tour with Jack Wagner and the Edisson Electric Company. See the updates for Mission to Mars, and have a quick tour of the major shops and restaurants of the era. I then touch on the planned Tomorrowland Train Station, what it would have looked like, the Spires fountains deactivation, and highlights of American Journeys (sorry, no Magic Carpet ‘Round the World footage!)

Next, trace the history of the Tomorrowland Stage/Theatre, then take a full multi camera tour on the WEDWay of ORAC-1 with new complete audio mix. Following is a look at the changes to the Carousel of Progress in the early 90`s, and updates to Space Mountain following it`s opening. Take a Dreamflight highlights ride, and see what happened to the Carousel of Progress in 1993.

1994…. one by one the attractions shut. Concepts and construction of New Tomorrowland, including the on ewe didn`t get, and a tour of the new land, day and night. Spin on the Astro Orbiter, then see what the original version of Alien Encounter was like, followed by the changes and highlights for version 2. Finally see the history of the Transportarium, and highlights of From Time to Time (with the finalised source audio wink.gif )

Tomorrowland WDW – Ultimate History 3 of 3 from Martins Videos on Vimeo.

Part 3 (50:57)
Take a full tour of the TTA Metro Blueline, with new audio mix, and see the changes made to Space Mountain by Federal Express. See the stage shows, shops and restaurants of the era, and then see concepts, and take a full multi camera, source audio spin with Buzz lightyear and his Space Rangers. Next is Alien Encounters closure, proposals for it`s replacement, and a full multi camera, remixed audio video of Stitch’s Great Escape. See the changes for the Tomorrowland Indy Speedway, Space Mountain after FedEx, and finally Timekeepers closure.

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2 Comments for this entry

  • James Bridle

    Amazing! I can’t thank you enough for all that you do. What an amazing video series.

    Just wanted you to know how much the Disney Community appreciates your hard work and dedication.

    Cheers

    James Bridle
    Leicester, UK

  • Alec

    I absolutely love your videos they are so informative and so interesting! I was wondering did you record that audio of Stitch’s Great Escape? I mean more specifically the audio that you hear behind you? I have been trying to find that audio for a very long time and you have the best mixed audio! Is there any way you can inform me of any place I can find this audio a little separated from the audio you hear in front of you? I would use it for my own projects and give you all of the credit. It would be much MUCH appreciated! Thank you! Keep up the good work!!!

    -Alec

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