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TL does look pretty lively compared to what we have now, but that I knew from the ground.
I think this sentiment is mostly born out of nostalgia. I too have fond memories of the Skyway and the PeopleMover, but it would be hard for me to make the case that the Tomorrowland represented in those videos is better than the Tomorrowland we have now. I think it's kind of ironic that in both those skyway videos - the PeopleMover cars are shown a) running empty and b) not running at all.
And one of the things I absolutely hated about Tomorrowland of the past were the really crummy garage bands that would play at Tomorrowland Terrace. Usually it was always the type of band that would play louder to compensate for the fact that they couldn't play all that well. That loud music would be audible as soon as you came out of the Matterhorn and the closer I got - the more my ears would ring.
And overall I see a land that is white and sterile. The white paint would always betray the fact that the air in Southern California is very dirty. The exposed metals and steel mesh just looks bad now compared to how it looked in 1960.
The whole area just looked dated and old. I much prefer the look of the 1998 Tomorrowland over the previous version (and I think the current version is a good compromise). It's much more inviting, and interesting. The brick pavers are a million times better than the solid color slurry coat everywhere. I also think it's ironic in a sense that so many people complained about the use of the color brown in the 1998 Tomorrowland Paint Scheme - while now in the future, every strip mall, shopping center, and new construction is being painted some form of brown.
>>I think this sentiment is mostly born out of nostalgia.<<
Talk about a Liver complaint! How can cool rides that work and take you to other levels of the Magic Kingdom be - in any way - inferior to non-functioning ruins and skeletons?
Let's hear from the kids out there who never experienced the classic Tomorrowland... doesn't the video look enticing? Wouldn't you want to do that?
>>I also think it's ironic in a sense that so many people complained about the use of the color brown in the 1998 Tomorrowland Paint Scheme - while now in the future, every strip mall, shopping center, and new construction is being painted some form of brown.<<
Then you should hang out at the Glendale Galleria! EW...
Give me ultramodern white, gleaming, utopian spires over catpoo anyday!