We all should know by now that I adore Tomorrowland and am hoping (wishing) that the people in charge will one day soon return it to some of it's previous glory.
Today: the Astro Jets.
They were known by this name until the mid 60's when United Airlines who was a new sponsor for the Tiki Room complained that it free advertising for American Airlines and the name was changed to Tomorrowland Jets. They were closed in 1966 and reopened as the Rocket Jets perched atop the Peoplemover where you flew 70" off the ground. This version lasted until 1997 when Tomorrowland was once again renovated and it opened with another name change as the Astor Orbiter placed ground level at the entrance because it's weight was too much for the current building.
I love these first pictures because it shows how much nothing there was in the early days around the park.
This is a great picture shot in the late 50's or early 60's.
Close-up of the original rockets:
The Rocket Jets & the Tomorrowland ticket booth:
The good ol' days!
A good view of the elevator structure that you had to use to get up to the ride:
(look at all the different rides shown in this one pic: Matterhorn, Skyway, Rocket Jets, Peoplemover)
Hope you all have a great day!