May 19, 2005
Extinct House of the Future
"The floors on which you are walking, the gently sloping walls around you, and even the ceilings are made of plastics." These words welcomed thousands of Disneyland visitors to Monsato's House of the Future. The place sported totally-cool plastic furniture, a huge (non-working) television screen, and even a microwave oven. Today, the house is long-gone. Visit this now-extinct Disney attraction and many more, at Yesterland, a virtual themepark of discontinued Disneyland attractions.
(via Cynical-C Blog)
May 14, 2005
Nemo's Oceanic Realm
Don't worry, these children are not taking a ride on a real submarine. They are simply touring some of the extraordinary props and sets of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea at an early Disneyland exhibit (1955-1966). If only the exhibit were still around. Sadly, all evidence of Nemo's oceanic realm has virtually disapeared from the park.
But Disneyland is still fun. We just took our kids and, on my return, I looked it up on Google Maps. Nice view. However, I stumbled across this much more inticing angle of the park; reminiscent of Herb Ryman's original concept drawing.