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Montana Tomorrowland?

Discussion in 'Disneyland Resort' started by TwilightZone, Aug 26, 2017.

  1. TwilightZone

    TwilightZone Well-Known Member

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    I found out about an unused tomorrowland concept on one of the fourms at micechat and while I have found some interviews and concept art of it, I want to know more about this interesting unused concept for what eventually became the 98 tomorrowland. If anyone has anything to share can you tell or show it? Thanks!
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  2. phruby

    phruby Well-Known Member

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    I wish the picture was bigger.
     
  3. TwilightZone

    TwilightZone Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Sorry, it was the only one I could find!
     
  4. phruby

    phruby Well-Known Member

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    The Star Speeder 3000 is pretty cool. I wonder where the sub lagoon is. It's like they moved the monorail loading platform on the opposite side of the lagoon next to the Matterhorn. Otherwise it's hard to see what anything looks like. I've never seen this one before. I forwarded it on to the crew over at EndorExpress.net for archiving.
     
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  5. aSpeedingRock

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    Here is the uncropped, larger version of that image.
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    I think it had something to do with the "Disney Decade" plan they never got around to building.
     
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  6. Figments Friend

    Figments Friend Well-Known Member

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    Isn't this some of the concept art for the proposed 'Tomorrowland 2055' project that was being developed for Disneyland in the mid-90s...?
    I've seen this same piece a few times before.


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  7. Dr. Hans Reinhardt

    Dr. Hans Reinhardt Well-Known Member

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    Some elements from the Montana concept made it into TL '98. The edible landscape for example.
     
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    I see the art deco, Rockerfeller center inspired version of Alien Encounter in the back there.
     
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  9. phruby

    phruby Well-Known Member

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    Alien Encounter would have worked a lot better at Disneyland than at the MK. The locals would have loved it.
     
  10. TROR

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    Love that "ribcage" design the Monorail passes through. While I've seen this concept art before and others like it, I had no idea it was referred to as Montana Tomorrowland.
     
  11. phruby

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    I wish they had built Plectu's Galatic Review.

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    TROR Well-Known Member

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    Part of me agrees...

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    Other part of me strongly disagrees...

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  13. dweezil78

    dweezil78 Well-Known Member

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    I feel like Plectu's would have been the 'Hall of Presidents' to Sonny Eclipse's 'Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln.'
     
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  14. phruby

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    At least it would have spared us the pain of Innoventions.
     
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    Innoventions was really cool the first... year? Maybe 2 years? I'll be generous and say the technology was impressive for the first five years. The problem was the technology never changed. By the time iPhones premiered everything in Innoventions was obsolete. Yet it still limped along for almost another decade after everyone owned a smart phone.
     
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    I'm sure this still would have been bad even with its EPCOT Center-esque architecture.

    Also, Plectu's Galactic Review is a remarkably horrible name for an attraction. The outside looks like a cross between the spaceship from Close Encounters of the Third Kind and the Saved By the Bell logo. In its defense, it looks like it would have actually required Disney spend money instead of slapping something together.
     
  17. phruby

    phruby Well-Known Member

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    That is exactly what the building was suppose to be, a spaceship crash landed in Tomorrowland and puts on a circus show. It would have cost money but Cynthia Harriss needed that money for her private torture chamber were the Star Port restaurant use to be.
     
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    According to a source at WDI, "...confirmed that this artwork was not created by WDI. Perhaps it was created by Marketing back in the day for something. This is clearly supposed to be Disneyland because of the Matterhorn Bobsleds. Also, the color scheme of the Starspeeder makes it something for the original version of the attraction, not the current version. Other than that, I’m sorry I can’t help you out further."
     
  19. dweezil78

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    Well yeah, obviously... this would be pre-TL98. Not sure if that source at WDI fully understood what this was. I'm fairly certain this isn't something the marketing team would have produced though.

    According to this thread from back in 2002, artwork for 'Montana' Tomorrowland was displayed in the Disney Gallery back in the late 90s, so I'm guessing that's where this was snapped pre-smartphone cameras.

    https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/alt.disney.disneyland/lBxWZv5_QMA

    BTW there is a decent amount of discussion about this project and other old stuff on those old internet news groups if you search for them! :)
     
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  20. dweezil78

    dweezil78 Well-Known Member

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    Aha... pretty sure I found the exact source this was pulled from! Lots of good stuff in this...but fast forward to about 5:45. :D



    And here is part 2:

    Admit it... you're all very impressed with my internet sleuthing skills, right??
     
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