Saturday, August 7, 2010

August 7

On August 7, 1964, The Astro Jets attraction at Disneyland officially changed names to Tomorrowland Jets.

A precursor to the Astro Orbitor attraction that exists today at Disneyland (as well as other Disneyland style theme parks around the world), The Astro Jets name was changed when United Airlines took over sponsorship of The Enchanted Tiki Room contenting that "Astro Jets" was too similar to American Airlines' advertising at the time that touted it's "Astrojet" service coast to coast. The name lasted until the attraction closed in 1968 to make way for the new Tomorrowland.

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