Saturday, March 21, 2015

Tomorrowland 1967 Postcards

By Keith Mahne

As the summer of 1967 approached, public anticipation increased as news media and printed materials attempted to explain the “new” land. “With the tools of today, Disneyland creates a World of Tomorrow.” “Where the Dreams of the Future are Reality Today." Its opening was advertised as “The most exciting celebration since Disneyland’s opening day July 17, 1955.” With a New Tomorrowland came a new fresh look. The colors were that of the space age.  Everything had a wonderful mid-century style. The architecture was a perfect blend of form and function. The façade of each attraction perfectly fit its surroundings. Tomorrowland soon became the most popular land at Disneyland. What better way to look back at such a wonderful moment in Disneyland history than to take a look at some beautiful postcards of the day. Continue after the page break and enjoy these Tomorrowland 1967 postcards...

A wide variety of themes were presented in this New Tomorrowland such as inner space, outer space, liquid space, progression of electricity, transportation, and yet everything was presented in a non-conflicting way. For one, everything fit within the theme of “World on the Move”. The story of each attraction was presented little-by-little as you approached each non-tacky, non-cluttered entrance. Upon entering, the theme was added upon in subtle yet effective ways. Once further inside, you were entirely immersed in the experience. The same experience happened in reverse as you made your way out the exit. It was an amazing part of Disneyland history and perhaps my personal favorite. I could stare at all those beautiful colors blending together so well for hours on end. What a great time in Disney history!

Keith Michael Mahne is the owner and editor of Disney Avenue and the host of the Disney Avenue Podcast. He has made countless trips to the Walt Disney World resort since his first trip in 1989 at the age of four. Keith has a strong passion and respect for Walt Disney, the parks and resorts, and the men and women who help create them. He started Disney Avenue as a way to inform and entertain readers and to repay all those who make dreams come true everyday.

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