Tomorrowland on Tuesday, 7/29

Also on Tuesday, we tackled Tomorrowland!

Buzz Lightyear would fit right in at Red Rockett’s Pizza Port.

There’s a “Hidden” Mickey!

Hi, Mickey!

Nice monorail (above and below pictures).

The spinning former Carousel of Progress stops in front of us where an entrance plaza allows us to step in.

At the time we were there, the three video monitors used old-fashioned picture tubes. They’ve since been replaced with flat screen TVs instead.

Tom Morrow told us about what we were about to see in Innoventions.

At the Innoventions “house” of the “Elias family” Tuesday afternoon, one of the family members welcomes us into the house…

…after showing off the computer animation their family programmed into the front windows.

Another Hidden Mickey, in the front fence.

Who can dust that ceiling in the future?

Is it live or is it Memorex? Is it about the Northridge earthquake or the one we just had at Disneyland that day?

Interactive, computerized tabletops, to find out information and to play games on. Kind of like an iPhone on steroids, without the cool factor. 😉

Above, the world’s most expensive jigsaw puzzle. What’s wrong with cardboard? 😉

The earthquake which happened that morning broke the fancy kitchen sink in the house! It would not raise up and down afterwards. How long will it take to get a repairman in the future? And would you call a plumber or an electrician to fix a problem like that? 😉

The kitchen tile was made of glass and was backlit.

The tiles included pretty customized details.

The kitchen’s computer control panel helps you decide what to have on the menu that evening based on recipes utilizing what you have in the refrigerator and pantry.

That’s a ceiling fixture. I’m not sure why we took a picture of that light. 😉

The son’s bedroom was equipped for interactive bedtime stories using different parts of the room.

The story of Peter Pan and Tinker Bell was told and demonstrated.

In another bedroom, one of the male Elias family members showed how the Elias daughter can try on her different dresses electronically in the “magic” mirror. I think he enjoyed it too much. 😉

Make it pink! Make it blue! No, please don’t make it any more “blue”… it is weird enough as it is. 😉

A futuristic garden room was demonstrated.

Take a look at the table below… It’s a Hidden “House of the Future” from Disneyland’s past! Nice touch.

The final “room” was an “outdoor” party tent, complete with electronic games. From there, we walked up stairs to what had been Innoventions the last time we visited the place — the second floor. Previously, the entire first floor where the Elias’ house is now located used to be where the computer control systems for Virtual Magic Kingdom were housed. Our son wishes it was still VMK, and I see his point… And I tend to agree.

Below, we found where the VMK display used to be. It is now showing things like Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean Online game…

…Disneys Toontown Online, etc.

I recognized the area from when we were there on our Easter vacation…

…moved back further until I was near the opposite wall, then looked down…

…Yup! Still there: The available electric outlets we had used to recharge our iPhones the last time we were in there. We took the opportunity to do it again and our iPhones’ batteries appreciated it.

Sometimes, the more things change, the more they remain the same… even in Tomorrowland!

We needed to leave that land right then, however, in order to get to the Blue Bayou in New Orleans Square in time for our dinner reservation. That will be in the next part of the trip report.


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