Long before the overhaul of Tomorrowland in 1967, the Land of the Future in Walt Disney's original Magic Kingdom was still pretty spectacular. Even without Star Wars characters!
Working with designers he later dubbed Imagineers, (engineers and artists working together to dream and design), Walt knew definitely he wanted a future that was both foretelling and friendly. It had to be welcoming as well as awe inspiring. Where would he go for great ideas? The amazing John Hench, of course. Working with Colin Campbell, the perfect piece was crafted as a starting place to bring it all to life.
Look at the brilliant colors and artistic touches on this piece! Water's flowing, palm trees are swaying, and a fully enclosed track of the future Peoplemover punctuates the skyline. It truly was a great big beautiful tomorrow- and only at Disneyland!
(Art copyright The Walt Disney Company.)