Monday, 16 February 2009

Disneyland Paris Posters

Reflecting the Vernian influence of Disneyland Paris' Discoveryland - their version of Tomorrowland - these posters for attractions in their land are things of beauty. First is the marvellous poster for the original Space Mountain: From the Earth to the Moon, which most strongly carries the Victorian theme through. Second is the poster for the Videopolis eatery, with it's overhanging Hyperion airship from The Island at the Top of the World. Following this the poster for the giant orrery/rocket-jet ride Orbitron, which in real life is a fantastic piece of kinetic sculpture. Finally is the now-absent Le Visionarium show poster, in which the kindly robot took visitors on a journey through the history of scientific progress, starting with Jules Verne.






And then a ride that was conceived but never executed...

8 comments:

Ottens said...

These are all quite wonderful! I'd never seen those last two before and they're truly lovely. Thanks for posting them!

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Videopolis is my favorite. But all posters are fantastic. The style is very... well you know "Voyages Extraordinaires" Hah! Great stuff Cory. Appreciated Richard.

Thufer said...

very nice and wow, would i love to own those.

Cory Gross said...

Thanks all!

Thufer... The stupid part is, it only occurred to me about two weeks ago that when I was at Disneyland Paris, I really ought to have gone to the Disney Gallery and seen if I could have bought the Space Mountain one. ARG!

George Taylor said...

Great stuff, Cory!

When you go back, I would like to place an order for each one!

You know, you will need to take some cash to TDL, as well!

Simon Avery said...

Hi Cory, Just discovered your blog, and there's some fascinating stuff here.
All the best, Simon

Cory Gross said...

Thank you very much! I hope you continue to enjoy it!

Minako said...

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I will definitely take tones of photos there!!!