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.