Who at this point doesn't love the sheer greatness of the 1967 Flight To The Moon attraction?
As a much needed follow-up to the 1955 TWA's Rocket To The Moon, the 1967 New Tomorrowland brought McDonnell Douglas' Flight To The Moon. This was even more topical in 1967 as opposed to 1955 in that it arrived during the last phases of NASA's Gemini program and heading into Apollo.
An actual moon landing was just around the corner!
Saturn rockets were the launch vehicles of the period and WED designer George McGinnis based his art direction on the industrial design of those space vehicles and NASA's actual Mission Control Center.
For kids of the time, this had quite an impact!
Taking further advantage of a full environmental theme, WED advanced the experience with the addition of the now famous, Disney queue pre-show.
The Mission Control queue area was meant to help prep guests thematically for their simulator flight as well as 'uplift' the boredom of waiting the for next trip.
The future's so bleak, I gotta poke out my eyes!
Wow. What does a Walt Disney's Disneyland fanatic see when they look at this image? To me, it's a crime scene. Forensic study reveals a lack of taste, judgement, direction, funds, ideas, philosophy and most of all hope...
I honestly try to steer away from the negative with these posts and just center on the old, good stuff. Tomorrowland makes this very hard. It's the one aspect of the parks that I believe blatantly pisses on Walt's memory.
This must be addressed by the new creative management as a priority.
To the Pixar guys: Mayday! Fire retros!!! Tomorrowland is in a decaying orbit!
For far too many years in Tomorrowland, failure's not only been an option, it's been a mandate!