Monday, July 27, 2009

Tomorrowland 1967

This is my all-time favorite Disneyland postcard folder. 12 colorful scenes from Tomorrowland circa 1967.

Mission Control prepares to monitor the blast-off as a towering space ship counts down for a flight to the moon. Atomobiles shrink steadily as they move into the dark reaches of a huge microscope bound for an adventure through inner space. A diving alarm sounds and a Nuclear Submarine quicky submerges, headed for the unchartered depths of the world's oceans.

Here is TOMORROWLAND! Glimpse into future years. A search for new frontiers. A tribute to man's hopes and dreams for a better way of life.

Sleek Autopia cars speed down twisting turnpikes, silent electric monorails flash by overhead carrying passengers in speed and comfort never before dreamed possible. A startling new concept in transportation, the people mover, quietly moves throughout this amazing world of the future.

The Carousel of Progress moves back through the time barrier, tracing man's achievements from the turn of the Century and predicting his accomplishments to come in futuristic Progress City. An audience sways with the realism of Circlevision 360, tomorrow's concept in movie screens, as they experience a whirlwind tour of America the beautiful.

Yes ... TOMORROWLAND is indeed a vista into the wonderful, promising new age that lies just ahead. An age that will benefit our children and generations to come.

Entrance to Tomorrowland

Corridor of Murals ...
sparkling warmth in the world of tomorrow

Atomobiles head for an adventure through inner space

The Carousel of Progress in World of 1890

The Carousel of Progress looks at today's
modern living - electrically

Rocket Jets soar high above Tomorrowland

Mission Control monitors a flight to the moon

A futuristic garden becomes a rising stage
for Tomorrowland entertainment

Turnpike cruising on the Autopia

Matterhorn Bobsled careens into glacier lake

Submarine Falls - aboard air-conditioned submarine
guests view underwater panorama

Tomorrowland - vista into a future world of new discoveries

5 comments:

Matterhorn1959 said...

I love the cover on this folder. This and the cover to the Grand Canyon Diorama folder are great works of art.

Major Pepperidge said...

It's also neat to see the postcard images that are only found in these folders and not on individual cards, some of them are really fantastic!

Heidi Ann said...

That sure IS a great postcard folder!!
Definitely one I'll need to keep an eye out for. "There's a great big beautiful tomorrow....."

Kevin Kidney said...

Oh man, these are great images from MY Tomorrowland. The folder cover is stunning. Thank you for taking the time and trouble to scan and share them all!

Barbara Chagas said...

Love this post!
I'm doing research for a blog post on Tomorrowland and came across your site! Great job finding these awesome images!
I'd be happy to have you visit my blog. It's in Portuguese, but all the posts have english versions!
www.disneybutterflies.blogspot.com