Thursday, 18 March 2010

Tales Untold: Today and the Trouble with Tomorrow

When I was first proposing ideas for the “creative approach” of Tales from the Laughing Place I had worked up an article based on a feature that had appeared on Laughing Place about the issues that continually face Tomorrowland.

Although it never became a finished article I always liked this as a piece - and quite a few other designs that are associated with the article.

The subject has been touched on in further articles that have appeared - notably about Hong Kong Disneyland (in Issue 4) and Epcot (in Issue 11), though hopefully one day it will be appear as a full piece as I think the Tomorrowland story is fascinating.

Original photograph - Entrance to Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom May 2002

Jasmine spins into Arabian Coast

Click image for larger picture - Art is ©Disney.

Press Release:

Jasmine’s Flying Carpets - Tokyo DisneySea New Attraction
Themed to the Disney film Aladdin, Jasmine’s Flying Carpets is a ride attraction where guests can soar over Jasmine’s garden on a flying carpet.  Guests will be able to maneuver their vehicle up and down to a height of 5 meters, and tilt the vehicle forward and backward, as if flying their own magical carpet. This uplifting ride can be enjoyed by all, from young children to adults. Guests can also watch their friends and family on their flying carpet from an elevated viewing deck.

Opening date (tentative): Summer 2011
Location: Arabian Coast (next to Sindbad’s Storybook Voyage)
Seating: 4 persons (2 persons in 2 rows) per vehicle
with a total of 16 vehicles
Total capital invested: Approximately 2 billion yen ($22 million)

Information supplied by the OLC.