What Tomorrowland lacks in futuristic feelings, it makes up for with lines. At least that’s what I tell myself when I come away with so many photos like this one when I spend time there.CONTINUE READING
My biggest gripe in Disneyland is my inability to be everywhere at once. With so many neat things to see, it would be swell to see them all at times like this.
I tend to spend time in Tomorrowland either in the morning before it gets hot or at night after the neon comes on. It’s not often that I meander through Tomorrowland at twilight. It’s amazing to me how drastic an effect lighting has and how it can completely transform a setting.
The way the Monorail snakes through Tomorrowland has always been fascinating to me. I’m sure there are engineering reasons for its course but to me it just seems to wind around for the sake of being interesting. Often times, I haven’t been watching for it and it surprises me, emerging from some hidden location.
I particularly love this stretch of track over the rocks of the submarine lagoon. The rocks feel so alien, lending a strong sci-fi feeling to the setting (almost John Carter-esque), which, in turn, makes the Monorail feel more like a spaceship traversing the Red Planet. That’s right ladies and gentlemen, with a little imagination, the future is now.
I’ve always found myself soaking in the Tomorrowland train station when I’m on the train in a very focused way. Maybe it’s the architecture and lines that lead your eye in or the pop of color amidst concrete or maybe it’s the contrast of looking at the idea of progress while firmly seated in the past (on a genuine steam locomotive). I don’t know how many times I’ve stared at this view before it occurred to me to take a picture of it. Do you have any unusual places you consistently find yourself getting lost in at Disneyland?
Innoventions, with its neon lights, is one of the things that draws me in to Tomorrowland at nighttime. It’s the time when the land really comes to life and shows what it’s made of. For some reason, it had never occurred to me to capture the building’s spinning motion before the night I took this picture.
The Space Mountain queue is something that I’ve been wanting to photograph for a long time. I love it in there. It’s a challenge but what’s life without a few hurdles to jump, mountains to climb or obscure theme park pictures to take?