March 15, 2013

Adventures in Science Leads to Inner Space

Adventures in Science. Sounds pretty intriguing, doesn't it? Well, back in the day, he said partially tongue in cheek, the Imagineers at Disneyland worked hard to make sure Tomorrowland was really about...tomorrow. It was not a character filled romp with Nemo, Buzz Lightyear or even R2D2, but a place where guests of all ages could really discover, think, and yes, imagine.

This piece of concept art for the Adventures in Science attraction shows the Mighty Microscope- a centerpiece to the simple but brilliant and much loved ride eventually known as Adventure Thru Inner Space. For approximately 15 years, this Omnimover cruise into an atom thrilled guests and astounding the youngest park visitors as they shrunk to the size of a molecule.

Come 1987, Star Tours took up residence in the space occupied by Space, and Tomorrowland would never be the same.

(Art copyright The Walt Disney Company.)

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