I don’t know about you but I love listening to theme park audio from Disneyland. Tomorrowland is host to some of my favorites, particularly “There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow” by the Sherman brothers. It encompasses so well the idealism and hopefulness of Tomorrowland which I think stem from the unending goal to keep moving forward and making things better. Just thinking about it gets me excited for what the future holds for Disneyland and the memories to be made there.
Whenever we think of Tomorrowland, the first things that come to mind are always Space Mountain, Buzz Lightyear and, of course, Star Tours. But there is certainly a lot more to this land where every growing thing is eatable… edible… nibbleable. The Monorail Queue provides a unique view of the Nemo subs through what feels like a prehistoric forest. If you fancy some popcorn, you can have it roasted for you by the Rocketeer. The recently remodeled Star Trader store dazzles with scenes from out of this world and a prominent location for a Star Wars fighter. Yes, that’s right friends, there are lots of neat things to find in today’s Tomorrowland!
As the sun sets on Summer, it also sets over Space Mountain, which is about to undergo its Halloween transformation into Ghost Galaxy. It won’t be long now before our beloved space coaster is haunted by an extraterrestrial apparition. As if barreling through space with epic music in tow wasn’t thrilling enough. I really do enjoy Disney’s holiday ride makeovers. They not only serve to keep things fresh, they help you to appreciate the originals. With that in mind, I keep hoping they will do a retro phase with Dick Dale’s original Space Mountain soundtrack.
The Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage certainly adds a beautiful punch of color at the border of Tomorrowland and Fantasyland. The bright yellow submarines always make me think of sunshine as they pop against the many shades of blue and cyan in the lagoon. The Tomorrowland Monorail platform is a great place to see it from above for some unique perspectives.
The Monorail is one of the coolest looking things at the Disneyland Resort. I always imagine it should travel much faster like a bullet train, with its sleek, aerodynamic curves. I’m certainly not complaining, however. I would never want to rush the many unique views you get of the Disneyland Resort while riding the Monorail. A lot of times I wish it would go slower so I could spend more time enjoying its perspective. Either that or I wish someone would let me honk the horn. No request is too extreme, right?
Continue do the adventures on Star Tours. Enjoy it you will. That’s how Yoda would say it if he guest blogged for us. Unfortunately, Master Yoda was too busy playing a pickup game of basketball to join us this evening. In all seriousness though, it is really good to see the Star Tours sign aglow again, balancing out the neon lights of Tomorrowland. The updated facade is gorgeous and definitely up to par with the new ride experience.
Have you ever found yourself in a staring contest with an inanimate figure, somehow making yourself believe you can win? I love these seagulls. They totally crack me up, echoing “Mine, mine, mine!” For some reason, the silly side of me feels the need to argue with them, “No, it’s mine!” I’m not sure exactly what “it” is but I’m pretty sure these guys will take just about anything they can get. And of course I don’t win the staring contest or the argument because they’re not about to stop and I’m at Disneyland. There are rides to be ridden and pictures to be taken and memories to be made. If I spent all day entertaining people by staring and arguing with these seagulls, Disney would have to make me a cast member and put me on the payroll.
I bet that title really roped you in. If not I don’t blame you. This is a hidden Mickey picture after all, not a Jungle Cruise joke. Don’t you love finding new hidden Mickey’s hiding around the park? I had never seen this one and was so excited I decided to share it with all of you!