11 awesome vintage posters for Disney's greatest sci-fi rides

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Dec 14, 2012

It's not just the rides that have made Disneyland the (repeat after us) "Happiest Place On Earth." Since 1956, silk-screened posters at the park's main entrance and along pedestrian tunnel walls have also transported us, giving a tantalizing preview of the attractions inside. And some of the MOST awesome of them advertised the sci-fi rides of Tomorrowland.

We've uncovered a batch of vintage Tomorrowland posters featuring the promise of a better future, even if it didn't quite evolve as planned. After all, you can't fault the fertile minds of Imagineers if we don't all get to work on bullet-shaped monorails or skyway gondolas.

In the Tomorrowland dedication speech on July 17, 1955, Uncle Walt offered these affectionate words for his favorite sector of the park:

"A vista into a world of wondrous ideas, signifying man's achievements ... a step into the future, with predictions of constructive things to come. Tomorrow offers new frontiers in science, adventure and ideals: the Atomic Age ... the challenges of outer space ... and the hope for a peaceful and unified world."

So whip out your Magic Kingdom ticket book (remember those?) and let's take a nostalgic stroll back in time ...

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