Taking a cue from the Pirate of the Caribbean movies, Tomorrowland is loosely themed on a Disney theme park attraction but that is more inspiration than actually incorporated into the movie. It is the story of a brilliant but disillusioned teen named Casey who has been stirring up trouble over her angst about the down-sizing of NASA and the closing of the installation her father worked at. Her actions lead her to getting arrested and when she is released from a police department holding cell, Casey finds a mysterious pin included in her possession that when she touches it cause her to have visions of a futuristic world.
Walt Disney Studios provided A Geek Daddy blog with some amusing Tomorrowland activity sheets to share with our readers that could be put to good use over the summer as a distraction during a lazy summer day or while traveling for a family vacation. We have some activities, mazes and coloring sheets you can scroll through to select, download and print out.
These paper fortune teller games bring back memories of third and fourth grade when everyone in my class would screw around and waste time in class - so maybe summer is just the right time to play around with these.
Who is ready for a jet pack balloon race?
I enjoy doing mazes like these almost as much as my kids do. My wife and children often tease me for looking forward to completing them on the kids' restaurant place mats when we go out to eat.
Can you spot the difference in these scenes?
Enjoy these free coloring pages! I wonder if coloring book publishers are suffering from all the free coloring pages you can find online now. We post a lot of them on various posts for A GEEK DADDY blog make sure to come back and keep an eye out for them if that is something you are interested in.
Here are some fun facts Walt Disney Studios also shared with us about Tomorrowland that like me, you'll probably understand more after you've seen the movie:
- When the concept of 'Tomorrowland' was just percolating in writer/producer Damon Lindelof's mind, Sean Bailey, president of production at Disney told him about a box that had been discovered accidentally in a closet at the studio. The 'mystery box' contained all sorts of fascinating models and blueprints, photographs and letters seemingly related to the inception of Tomorrowland and the 1964 World's Fair.
- For the 1964 World's Fair, the Walt Disney Company created four attractions - 'It's a small world,'' Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln,' 'The Carousel Theater of Progress' and 'Ford's Magic Skyway.' The 'It's a small world' ride is the one that people remember the most. It is quaint by today's standards, but back in 1964, it was revolutionary in how it used robotics and ride technology to create a thematically rich experience.
- In recreating the 1964 World's Fair for 'Tomorrowland,' filmmakers were lucky to find that one of the iconic pieces, the Unisphere, was actually in Flushing Meadows, New York, standing outside of the USTA National Tennis Center. The huge globe's fountains are still in place as well as the gardens. The filmmakers dispatched a photographer to New York to take photos so that they could use the real images as a composite element in the scenes.