Tomorrowland: Past Attractions
Tomorrowland has the distinction of holding the record for the lowest average attraction longevity of any land in the park. The Hall of Bacteria, for example, didn't last an afternoon. While the more significant past attractions have pages of their own (see links at the bottom of the page), some of the more notable minor ones are listed here.
Thimble Drome Flight Circle
The flight circle opened in 1955 and lasted nearly eleven years. It was a rectangular area (called a "circle" for the same reason that a boxing ring is a "ring") where guests could practice flying model airplanes, paper airplanes, and model rockets. It was closed after a guest ignited a model jet engine attached to the top of a model car, and the vehicle's unexpected acceleration carried it through the wall of a show building, much to the surprise of workers building the Flight to the Moon attraction.
Aluminum Hall of Fame
In 1955, aluminum was still exciting to the average American. This mysterious new substance promised to replace clunky soda bottles, make automobiles less expensive and more easily crumpled, wrap smelly leftovers, and provide myriad other wonders. What better reason to build an entire Tomorrowland show around it?
Monsanto Hall of Chemistry
Mmmmm -- chemistry! Monsanto, a company whose name is almost rhymable with tomato, had a long history of sponsoring science-based Disneyland attractions. The Hall of Chemistry was one of them, until it was replaced by another in 1967.
Air Raid Siren Corridor
Opened in 1942 as a means of educating guests about the American defense effort, this attraction managed to damage the hearing of an enormous number of guests before it was ordered closed by the California legislature in 1943.
The Color Gallery was a mainstay of Tomorrowland from 1956 to 1963. In it, guests would have been able to see large swatches representing more than thirty different colors, had any of them bothered to go inside.
This Tomorrowland attraction was deemed too boring for Tomorrowland, and therefore resided in Frontierland from 1956 to 1962.
Fashions and Fabrics Through the Ages
This attraction opened in March of 1965. It closed in December of that same year, and some would say it wasn't a moment too soon. It was replaced by the equally short lived and forgettable World of Pants.
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