The last dream of Walt Disney, before he passed away in 1966 was building a unique city of tomorrow called EPCOT: which stands for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow. Right after Disneyland was built in the years of 1954 and 1955, this plan would have been built right in the middle of Walt Disney World. Walt did not like how Los Angeles dealt with their freeway system during the time he was planning Disneyland, when it was being developed during the decades of the 1950s and 1960s.
The Wedway Peoplemover was under development at Disneyland for the unique Tomorrowland facelift of 1967. I really enjoyed this automated public transport of the future. Tomorrowland 1967-1996 was my favorite version of Tomorrowland, not the 1998 “Todayland” version that exist at Disneyland today while it is closed due to the coronavirus pandemic and layoffs that are taking place without Governor Newsom’s help.
In closing to celebrate the 119th birthday of Walt Disney, this man deserves the recognition of being a dreamer for the 20th and 21st century under a real reality of preservation of great ideas.
Scott C. Presnal