Friday, April 20, 2007

Tomorrowland in Transition, 1967

The first "New Tomorrowland" opened on July 18th, 1967. Most of the original Tomorrowland had been removed, including the Flying Saucers, the Moonliner, the Rocket Jets, the Flight Circle, and the 20,000 Leagues walk thru. But the Monsanto House of the Future remained until that December.


In this photo it already looks like nobody's home...the windows are dark and uninviting. They should have turned it into a futuristic haunted house! Nobody's done that before.

Most of us have heard about how difficult it was to remove the plastic house once it was decided to remove it...demoltion crews eventually had to resort to witchcraft.

5 comments:

Matterhorn1959 said...

This image is very haunting, especially with the palm trees and the clouds.

TiKiMOOSE said...

And the guard with his knees shaking at the entrance to the futuristic graveyard. Oooo SCARY!

Anonymous said...

A "haunted house of the future" would be fun, but I suppose Hanna-Barbara would make a skink about "Space Ghost" copyright infringment (like HB never borrowed an idea from anybody else before LOL)...

I notice that the PeopleMovers(tm) don't have their eye-level jail bars... were they installed later after car-jumping passengers became a problem?

-Katella Gate

Hrundi V. Bakshi said...

That is a REALLY cool angle of HoF. Love it. Love it. Love it.

Nancy said...

it was a sign....they should have left it there!!!!