Disneyland has been undergoing some major enhancements in order to deliver a world-class guest experience. Up next on the enhancement list is a new entrance coming to Tomorrowland in Disneyland. Recently, Disneyland has received enhancements ranging from beautification of the park to steps taken to maximize guest flow. However, we just might be the most excited to see the new entrance coming to Tomorrowland!
If you’re in the parks this holiday season, you’ll notice work is currently underway with a new look completed in 2020.
When planning, Imagineers wanted to open up the space and improve access into the land. As shown in this rendering, guests will soon be entering Tomorrowland on a widened pathway lined with elliptical planters that are filled with swirls of colorful flowers. However, it was important for Imagineers to maintain its overall complexion with trees and beautiful planters that is well-known at Disney Parks.
The new entrance to Tomorrowland threshold will pay homage to Tomorrowland entrances of yesterday. Disney Imagineer Kim Irvine noted, “Tomorrowland has always represented a feeling of optimism. [Imagineer] John Hench originally designed the land with this notion of being wide open to innovative ideas and technology. When we started looking at the different Tomorrowland entrances through the years, both the 1955 and 1967 versions had a very optimistic appeal which resonated with us.”
When the revised entrance appeared in 1967, the entrance featured a variety of futuristic vehicles zooming around and the Googie architecture that had become representative of the Space Age. Today’s Imagineers are creating Space Age-inspired spires, which will flank the entrance.
The new entrance will be revealed in time, but in the meantime take a look at the artist concept art that will leave you wanting more!
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Source: Disney Parks Blog