I remember going to DL on my grad night in 97 and Tomorrowland being in a complete mess because it was still under construction.
"I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. "Groucho Marx
I was there May 22, 1998. I was 16, and in town for a wedding. At first glance, i loved the new TL. The rocket rods were fun, and i kind of enjoyed the colours. Slowly, but surely though, the theme went sideways for me. I just never enjoyed it as much as that first visit. Now i spend my days wishing it would get back to its mid 80's, early 90's period...............
"The moose say's you're closed, i say you're open" Clark W. Griswold
I will be honest, I was 12, and wouldn't mind going back to the first time I saw the new Tomorrowland color scheme and Rocket Rods! I know it is looked back on as an absolute disaster and the slaying of a Disneyland legend (People Mover) but it was so new and exciting and everyone had to have loved it at first.
This Memorial Weekend I will remember those lost, those left alone, and that gleaming copper mountain that made me so happy