Tuesday, October 24, 2006

The Future From the Fifties: The Tomorrowland Moonliner

"Look, the future from the fifties."

"A bit far out, don't you think?"

"I guess so, but we always thought the future would be kind of fun."

To me, the Moonliner from Disneyland is a quintessential icon of 1950s futurism. It was sleek and stylish, not unlike the same decade's automobiles. If I had a time machine, Tomorrowland in 1955 would be one of my first destinations.

The description on the back side of the postcard reads:

"Fairy tale castles . . . heroic Indian fighters . . . jungles scenes, and the TWA rocket to the moon--you can see them all in the Magic Kingdom of Disneyland, only a few hours away by TWA."