A new movie preview has begun at the Disneyland Resort, this one for Disney’s upcoming release of, ‘Tomorrowland‘. The new preview includes entrance walls of art and photos from the film’s production, and a modest exhibit with additional art and movie props on display. Also on display in the exhibit, the ‘1952 box’ from the promotional game The Optimist. Most Disney fans are familiar with the ‘1952 box’, a promotional event which debuted across the internet in 2013 and was concluded onstage at that year’s D23 Expo in Anaheim.
The movie sneak peek lasts about 10 minutes and features some really impressive scenes from the 1964 / 65 New York World’s Fair. Walt Disney was a major contributor to that World’s Fair, creating four unique attractions for his visitors. Three of those attractions were moved to Disneyland and the fourth played a major role in the development of the Peoplemover. Both original attractions, the Carrousel of Progress, which was moved to Walt Disney World from Disneyland in 1975, and the original “it’s a small world” attraction at Disneyland were used in the filming of ‘Tomorrowland‘.
Disney and Brad Bird have remained mostly quite about the film’s plot over the past few years of production, only allowing small descriptions of optimism and future worlds out. Indeed you get the sense that the film is trying to convey a more utopian and bright future than the typical dark and oppressive future that can be more prominently displayed on the big screen. Guests will walk out of the ‘Tomorrowland‘ sneak peek with a good idea of what the film is all about … but I’m remaining spoiler free.
The exterior of the Magic Eye Theater (Disney seems to be now referring to it as the “Tomorrowland Theater”) has been repainted to match the rest of the blue and grey tones of the land, something that was started before the 2005 50th Anniversary Celebration. The queue has been updated with the new paint scheme and the walls are covered in art and stills from the production of the film.
Remember the Future ‘Tomorrowland’ Exclusive Movie Exhbit
Some impressive movie props are on display in the exhibit. They include visuals from concept art, storyboards, and the complete contents of the ‘1952 Box’ from the 2013 promotional game, The Optimist. The exhibit takes up space formerly occupied by the Starcade, near the exit of Space Mountain.
‘Tomrrowland‘ opens in theaters May 22, 2015.