Old Tomorrowland Month
Presents A Tribute
TWA ROCKET TO THE MOON
by Paul F. Anderson
DATELINE DHI: July 22, 1955, Disneyland's TWA Rocket to the Moon opens.
|TWA Rocket To The Moon Original Attraction Poster, 1955.|
|The Disneyland News March 10, 1956|
|TWA Rocket to the Moon, E Ticket Attraction.|
WED Concept Art, 1954, oddly putting the Rocket to the Moon at the Tomorrowland Entrance and the
Clock of the World set back into Tomorrowland.
|WED Concept Art, 1954, by Herbert Ryman. Aerial view of Tomorrowland showing the position of the Rocket|
so as to visually draw guests into Tomorrowland. The wienie concept.
|Fantastic stylized publicity art for summer of 1955 Los Angeles area newspaper supplements that heralded the|
opening of Walt Disney's Magic Kingdom.
|WED Concept Art, 1954, John Hench. This early concept shows the idea of a Space Port and Rocket Ship.|
|Classic Strombecker Moonliner Model so kids|
could take a piece of Disneyland home with them.
|Wonderful 1950s ticket that visually demonstrates the ride we would undertake.|
|WED Concept Art, circa 1954, showcasing the Moonliner set back in an idealized Tomorrowland. The toadstools|
are quite evocative of the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Johnson Wax Building, featuring a similar futuristic
design in the "Great Workroom."
|Chip 'n' Dale take flight on the TWA Moonliner, from the interior pages of the Tomorrowland coloring book.|
COMPLIMENTARY MATERIAL PAGE: As per several of the requests in the comments to this essay, I have posted the Ticket Book from which the TWA Rocket to the Moon ticket came from. You can see it here and the back here.