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May 21, 1998 – The New Tomorrowland Opens in Disneyland for the Media


“It turns out the new Disney vision has been framed less by NASA and Caltech than by famous visionaries of the past.”

On May 21, 1998, the media day for the newly resigned Tomorrowland was held, with the new area open to the public the following day. The park underwent an extensive redesign that took almost two years and over $100 million, complete with a new symbol for the area itself: the flagship attraction Rocket Rods. Changes were also made to the landscaping, with the addition of crops grown within the park, including artichokes, coffee plants, and orange trees. Several attractions were moved to other parts of the park or discontinued altogether. The most startling change, however, was the new color scheme for the area, which was a new metallic blend.

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