We live in a theme park universe. Designers, engineers, and architects mold public spaces to create very specific moods. Tactics that Walt Disney and his artists used to shape Disneyland in the ‘50s and ‘60s are everywhere today. Museums and zoos have moved beyond educating the public and become themed entertainment. Big-budget movies feel more like amusement park rides than passive experiences. Large conglomerates have brought a similar mentality to many platforms, including their parks. It’s a great time to be a theme park fan.
At The Tomorrow Society, we’re forward thinkers who share Walt’s belief in the promise of tomorrow. My name is Dan, and I’ll be your guide on this journey. I’ve been visiting Disney World and other theme parks since I was a kid. One of my earliest memories is staying at the Polynesian Resort as a four-year-old in 1980. Annual trips to Orlando were common during the ‘80s and early ‘90s, and I witnessed the resort’s massive growth firsthand. We’ve continued the family tradition by taking our two young girls to Disney World and other parks in the past few years.
We believe in a world of Omnimovers, audio-animatronics, and ‘80s-style theme songs. Management may not believe in the magic of EPCOT Center, but we still do. The Tomorrow Society was built to champion the idea that if you can dream it, you really can do it. We believe that Disney Imagineering can still create amazing things, but they’re hardly the only ones. Universal is doing great work, and Sea World and Busch Gardens are right with them. We live in Missouri, and there are exciting happenings at regional parks like Holiday World and Silver Dollar City. Theme parks can be incredible places with unlimited potential in the right hands.
The Tomorrow Society’s Favorite Things
Theme Park: EPCOT, especially its original attractions
Attraction: Splash Mountain, Magic Kingdom
Roller coaster (theming): Space Mountain, Disneyland
Roller coaster (thrills): The Voyage, Holiday World
Show: Carousel of Progress
Extinct Attraction: Horizons
Non-Disney Park: Islands of Adventure
Universal Attraction: The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
Favorite Park Era: EPCOT, 1989
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