29th May 2024

Disney’s Tomorrowland had these rocket scientists as design consultants

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In the 1950s, Walt Disney Productions decided to have a theme park with four sections: Fantasyland, Frontierland, Adventureland and Tomorrowland. Since Tomorrowland was going to be futuristic, it would contain, in the words of Walt Disney, ‘a living blueprint of the future’. The Senior Producer Ward Kimball involved Heinz Haber, a specialist in the emerging field of space medicine, Wernher von Braun, the rocket scientist and Willy Ley, a famous rocket historian.

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