Disclosure ~ Living Smart Girl was given movie passes to preview Tomorrowland.
All opinions are solely that of Amy’s, who had the pleasure of seeing the movie.
As a kid, Tomorrowland was my favorite part of Disneyland. Not only because it just looked so cool, but
it had really fun stuff to do. The Adventure Thru Inner Space was my favorite, before Star Tours opened
that is… For those who have no idea what I’m talking about, the ride shrunk you down while you were
sitting in a blue pod and you got to explore atoms while being the size of an atom. It amazed my curious
mind. Then there were the rocket ships, the Autotopia, and the submarines, all in Tomorrowland. The
princess stuff paled in comparison. Science intrigued me more than fairy tales and hokum. What rides
are over in Fantasyland? The Teacups? The weird Dumbo ride? It’s a Small World? Lame compared to
blasting off on a rocket, driving a car, or riding around on Space Mountain.
So, when I got to see a sneak preview of Disney’s Tomorrowland, I was elated.
Overall, it was a decent movie. I think young kids, like 8 through 10 year olds, will enjoy the
cinematography and the story. Adults will relive their childhood spent in Disneyland or Disneyworld. The
movie makers did a great job of recreating that feeling of wonder when you first went to Tomorrowland
as a kid. Even if you didn’t grow up in the 60s when the space race was happening, you can still
appreciate the hope and wonder of the age.
It made me wish that we could get our space program going again. I still remember being in awe as a kid
while watching a Space Shuttle take off on TV. I’ll also never forget seeing it fly over my office building
while living in Sacramento. People lined the streets to watch a Space Shuttle strapped to a jumbo jet fly
over the city before it was retired. Tomorrowland reminded me of the hope that comes with science and
The movie has a message about hope and optimism, which I think today’s kids need to hear. There is so
much negativity out in the world that it’s nice to have the future leaders of our world exposed to
Movie is in theaters May 22nd. Are you going to see it ?