futurism

  • Could original EPCOT model be restored?
    Could original EPCOT model be restored?

    It’s a piece of Disney World history that’s older than Disney World itself. It’s the model of Progress City, aka EPCOT, that you see when you ride through Tomorrowland on the TTA. I knew that the original version of that model was on display at Disneyland a top the Carousel…

  • Lessons from Former WDI R&D Chief Bran Ferren
    Lessons from Former WDI R&D Chief Bran Ferren

    When I’m not being a Disney geek, I play at being an actual geek, so when I see something from Walt Disney Imagineering’s Research and Development team I get really excited as it combines those two passions. Here’s a video of Bran Ferren, former president of WDI’s R&D division, talking…

  • Steampunk Elongated Coin Press at EPCOT
    Steampunk Elongated Coin Press at EPCOT

    I’m definitely a fan of the growing culture known as ‘Steampunk’. It shares a Jules Verne-esque quality with a lot of the Tomorrowland elements Imagineers have used over the years. But one place I didn’t expect to see Steampunk was at EPCOT Center, the experimental prototype city of tomorrow. These…

  • A Microsoftians view of the Innoventions Dream Home
    A Microsoftians view of the Innoventions Dream Home

    So what does the typical Microsoft super-user think of The Innoventions Dream Home in Tomorrowland at Disneyland. Brandon, who blogs at The Windows Experience, was invited to tour the Innovention Dream Home and files this report: When I arrived to the Innoventions Dream Home, I discovered that the building was…

  • Is WALL-E’s love interest related to the iPod?
    Is WALL-E’s love interest related to the iPod?

    When Pixar wanted to find a futuristic look for “Eve” the love interest for WALL-E, they turned to the one company in the bay area known for being on the bleeding edge of design. “I wanted Eve to be high-end technology – no expense spared – and I wanted it…

  • Futuristic Toys of Tomorrowland 1958
    Futuristic Toys of Tomorrowland 1958

    This page from a 1958 catalog of Disneyland souvenirs features such cool futuristic toys as your own Space Helmet, a model of Space Station S-1, and the famous Disneyland Moonliner Rocket. Check out the prices too. Just $1.00 for that Moonliner or $8.95 for the working bi-plane. Man, I wish…

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