An Interview with the Young Stars of Tomorrowland

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“Dreamers Wanted” was a theme that permeated my #TomorrowlandBloggers experience. And no one bigger dreams than kids, which is why I was so excited to speak with the young stars of Disney’s Tomorrowland. In my interview I asked Raffey Cassidy, who plays Athena, and Thomas Robinson, who plays young Frank all about the film, the future, and what they hoped to see featured on the Blu-Ray Combo Pack when it’s released on October 13th.

What advice would you give to kids about following their dreams?

THOMAS: To never give up. Failure is a part of it.

RAFFEY: Yes. Never give up. Keep going.


What do you think about the Tomorrowland the film?

THOMAS: It’s a very optimistic film and I like the message that people can do anything. I love that.

There are a lot of inventions and new technologies presented in this film. Are there any that you would like to see in the future?

RAFFEY: I really like the idea of Jet Packs being a form of transportation. That is so cool.  I also really liked the floating pools. I thought that was beautiful.


Thomas, what was it like riding ‘it’s a small world’?

THOMAS: Honestly, I was a little creeped out. I rode it about 25 times and since they were filming there was no music! All I could hear was the clicking noise the dolls made when they blinked and moved. It was terrifying.


With the release of the Blu-Ray, what are some moments you hope to see as a bonus feature?   

THOMAS: Well, the first time we the ‘it’s a small world’ sequence, it was supposed to be like drop on the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ ride where it doesn’t really splash you, but it ended up being like a huge tidal wave that went over my head! It was really unexpected.


Last question, what is your favorite ride in Tomorrowland?

RAFFEY: For me, it’s Space Mountain.  I just love the feeling of flying through space and I’m obsessed with Roller Coasters!

THOMAS: I think that’s mine too. Space Mountain.


For me, it’s a toss-up between Space Mountain and Star Tours. I’m so glad I got a chance to see a vision for the future through a young dreamer’s eyes. And remember Thomas Robinson’s ride through ‘it’s a small world’? Well, not only did I get a chance to float along the “happiest cruise that ever sailed” but I also got to sit in the actual boat used in the movie!

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15 thoughts on “An Interview with the Young Stars of Tomorrowland”

  1. It’s nice to know that Tomorrowland is now on Blue Ray. This just means I can already catch up on this. It’s exciting to see the story and relate it to the rides.

  2. How cool that you got to sit in the boat that was used in the film. This is a great interview, too. I loved Space Mountain once upon a time. Now I’m too scared to ride it. :)


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