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Disneyland Double Exposed 1961

Sleeping Beauty's Castle is slightly double exposed on the House of the Future. Its mid-evil meets mid-century! Medievalism and modernism have never been so close. For ten years, between 1957 and 1967, the all-plastic House of the Future was just outside of Tomorrowland perched on a pedestal steps from the castle They both represent fairy tales - one speaks of the future as the other of the past.

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Autopia

In the background, telephone poles and electric lines service a fresh tract of modern ranch homes. Between them, on the other side of the green burm, a newly completed stretch of the Santa Ana Freeway makes a beeline from the Disneyland exit to the famous "stack" just forty or so miles northwest. Inside the burm is the most popular original attraction in Tomorrowland...

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Monorail, Disneyland, Anaheim, California, 1961

Whooshing by on the highway in the sky, passengers travel in supreme space-age style between the Disneyland Hotel and Tomorrowland. I certainly hope they all heard the "Please keep your arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times" recording because there are no windows!

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Tomorrowland

Vintage slides of Disneyland are among my favorite finds - especially old slides of Tomorrowland. It's the least photographed land in the Magic Kingdom - which leads me to the SLIDE-OF-THE-WEEK: THE NEW TOMORROWLAND, 1969.

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Tomorrowland, 1956

This is the only shot I’ve ever seen of the original outer space couple together. And aren’t they oh-so very stylish. That super hero cape of hers makes quite the fashion statement. The sausage roll trim is very flattering. Nice boots too!

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