THE TWA ROCKET TO THE MOON
by Paul F. Anderson
|Fantastic slide of the Moonliner from 1958. I wonder what the sign at the|
base of the TWA Rocket has to say?
|Top photo features a close up of the maintenance vehicle for Disneyland. Bottom photo shows the|
more common truck that was used for maintenance at the Happiest Place on Earth during the 1950s and 1960s.
|Another wonderful stylized view of the Rocket to the Moon from the 1960 Disneyland Guidebook.|
|From the 1956 Disneyland Guidebook. With the caption: "Symbols of|
Tomorrowland: Disneyland's Spaceman and Spacegirl wave to
'earthlings,' while TWA's tall rocket pylon stands ready to
'blast off' into outer space.
|The Rocket To the Moon's last appearance in a Disneyland Guidebook (from 1965). There was no 1966 guidebook|
and by 1967, the Moonliner had launched its way out of Disneyland.
|Wonderful vacation slide from the early 1960s (probably 1962).|
Also at the right a view of the lily pad like covering that was featured
in WED Concept Art for Tomorrowland as early as 1954.
|The Great Workroom featuring Wright's innovative design, from the Johnson Wax Building, Racine, Wisconsin.|
(Image Courtesy SC Johnson Company)
|Fabulous Rocket to the Moon shot, including the Court of Honor|
(and someone's grandmother). From opening year, 1955.
|What is the best way to close DHI's celebration of the Moonliner? Obviously with rare,|
never-before-seen Herbert Ryman WED Concept Art. Circa 1954.