Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Douglas Rocket to the Moon 1966

When TWA dropped sponsorship of the Rocket to the Moon ride, Disneyland found a new corporate sponsor in Douglas. Douglas was a name to be reckoned with in the Military Industrial Complex building many components and vehicles not only for space exploration, but also for combat. The rocket icon was painted and marked in Douglas colors and logo as well as new signage for the ride. The ride itself was a C ticket at the time which seems a little low as I always thought of the Rocket to the Moon during this time period as at least a D ticket ride. Douglas would continue to sponsor the ride, even after the 1967 reconstruction of Tomorrowland. Their name is on the cool 1967 Rocket to the Moon poster.

3 comments:

Chris Merritt said...

Wow! Check out that signage! Thanks PJ...

Major Pepperidge said...

Great images, Matterhorn. Have you ever seen a version of the TWA Rocket to the Moon poster, only they switched it to Douglas markings? I saw a crummy xerox of that, but don't know if it was only a concept, or if they were ever produced.

sundaynight said...

The sign is so nicely stylized. As usual another rare image. Thanks M.