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House of the Future/ peoplemover Question

Discussion in 'Archive' started by X-S Tech, Mar 4, 2003.

  1. X-S Tech

    X-S Tech Active Member

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    Ok another obscure question. There is a House of the future spiel which differs from the 2 versions released on the DL Forever system. It talks mainly about how people are constantly asking when the house will be made available commercially. It also talks about how plastics are used in modern construction etc... It runs about 2:01. Is this just a portion that was cut off from the DL Forever version. I assume both of these were just played from an internal speaker system within the house. Was there any outside narration.

    Also there is what sounds like a demo recording or possibly the audio portion of a visual presentation about the Peoplemover. It has two male narrators and gives a narration for the Peoplemover over the GoGo Goodyear music ,as if you were traveling the route. the thing that confuses me is that when it gets to the future sight of Space Mountain it describes several visuals as if the rider is seeing concept paintings or models. Can anyone explain the origin of this recording?
     
  2. Louis Gonzalez

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    Have any obscure Disneyland music question? Send it my way:

    "Ok another obscure question. There is a House of the future spiel which differs from the 2 versions released on the DL Forever system. It talks mainly about how people are constantly asking when the house will be made available commercially. It also talks about how plastics are used in modern construction etc... It runs about 2:01. Is this just a portion that was cut off from the DL Forever version. I assume both of these were just played from an internal speaker system within the house. Was there any outside narration"

    A: Actually, there was NO narration inside the house. I know that the Forever version sounds like it played inside the House but this version is not complete. If you heard the first few minutes of the narration (which were cut on the DLF version), you'd see that al that narration played outside while you waited in line. So maybe what you have is those first couple minutes that were missing on the Forever system. Also, this is, at least, the second version of this narration. I've heard a completely different earlier version. :)


    "Also there is what sounds like a demo recording or possibly the audio portion of a visual presentation about the Peoplemover. It has two male narrators and gives a narration for the Peoplemover over the GoGo Goodyear music ,as if you were traveling the route. the thing that confuses me is that when it gets to the future sight of Space Mountain it describes several visuals as if the rider is seeing concept paintings or models. Can anyone explain the origin of this recording? "

    A: Yes, this is the audio recording of a visual presentation that Disney did for Goodyear in 1965. At that time, some of the plans were different for what they thought they would built in 1967. Interesting piece.
    And talking about the PeopleMover promo, while you pass by Adventure thru Inner Space, they play "Mysteries of the Atom." Indeed there is a mystey surrounding this track. Many people swear it played quietly in the Inner Space queue. Many swear it never did. Regardless, there is a connection to this track and Inner Space during the PeopleMover promo. Also, "Mysteries of the Atom" did play as an underscore to the first film after the Universe of Energy pre-show. "Mysteries of the Atom" goes back to the Progressland sessions in 1964 when it was recorded for- but-not-used-for Progressland. It may have even had a different title. Wish Buddy Baker was around still to ask... Anybody with more info regarding this track?

    PS: Mysteries of the Atom was prepared for the Forever system but never actually released. Confusion continues regarding it's history...
     
  3. DC-88 Spaceliner

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    ......The Monsanto Hall of Chemistry had a small display about the House of the Future...just outside everal yards away........Both attractions existed together for several years......the "Hall" display gives additional facts about the house.in case the visitor didn't get a chance to see it in person........That PeopleMover slide show track for Goodyear company showed many things that were intended to open with the '67 Tomorrowland........"Tomorrowland Space Adventure" (SPACE MOUNTAIN) was press announced to start construction in 1968........and would have included a new version of the Flying Saucers......A 7-Up refressment garden, a shooting gallery, a Kodak exhibit and of all things.........a Scott Tissue exhibit ..across from the Kodak space (???) a large indoor Dance floor......many off these additional attractions were to be conected by several layers of Speedramps......Scott, Kodak, 7-up, Dance floor on level one.......Flying Saucers on level two, and the space-shooting arcade on a 3rd level.........the WEDWAY passes thru just above the Saucers and the Space adventure all abouve everything else.......And the New Eliptical World Clock was placed inside an exhit area indoor to Inner Space....what amazing song would the Sherman Brothers or Buddy baker have come up with for the Tomorrowland Scott-Tissue Exhibit!!!!!! LOL!!


    DC88 Spaceliner
     
  4. Gurgitoy2

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    Maybe "Makin' Boogies", or "Tissue Makes the World Go Round", or maybe "World on the Ply"?

    Forgive me...I need sleep...
     
  5. Progressland

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    These are the 4 versions of the House of the Future narration I've heard:

    VERSION #1

    Narrator: Welcome to Monsanto's plastics Home of the Future. As you entered this experimental model home, perhaps you noticed that the house itself is constructed entirely of plastics. Despite the graceful, lightweight appearence of the suspended wings of this house, each one is able to support more than thirteen tons. The floors on which you are walking, the gently sloping walls around you, and even the ceilings are made of plastics. Furnishings and equipment, as well as the house itself, are almost one hundred percent man-made. Hardly a natural material appears in anything like its original state anywhere in the building.

    The Home of the Future is the only one of its kind on the world. The project was conceived more than ten years ago during a plastics research program financed by Monsanto at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In effect, you the visitor are part of this continuing research program. You are more than one of twenty million visitors who have walked through this home. Yet, scientists and engineers who make periodic tests, find that the house remains structurally sound. Imagine any other house having more than twenty million guests and still being able to boast the showroom freshness and sparkle you see here.

    The architects who designed this house sought to develop a plan which would be logical from the standpoint of everyday family living. Yet, at the same time, they were determined to create a home free from the pre-conceived notions of a house made from conventional building materials. Constructed of a few large parts rather than many small ones, the design takes advantage of the almost unlimited flexibility of plastics in building. Incidentally, about twenty-five percent of all plastics produced in the United States today go into construction. And that figure increases each year.

    In addition to its dramatic departure from architectural tradition, see how the home gives you a completely different feeling of flow in its interior design--how one area blends effortlessly into another. The floor of distinctive new Cambrian vinyl Corlon features a thick vinyl sublayer, cushioned for underfoot comfort and quiet. Soft, gently curving surfaces replace conventional square, sharply angled room lines.

    Bright new ideas also are incorporated in the design and the shape of the furniture. Handsome, functional design has been combined with traditional beauty and elegance. Throughout the house there is a sense of uncluttered space, without loss of warmth and charm. Gracious living and convenience are combined as never before.

    The versatility and the beauty of man-made fibers is demonstrated everywhere. Acrilon is used in the luxurious and highly practical rugs and carpeting, and in the colorful and durable upholstery stretched fabrics. Note especially the deep, fur-like pile of the curved sofa in the living room. Lovely, soft, sheer, casement fabrics are in combinations of acetate, rayon, and nylon. Reliable and washable vinyl-improved materials are seen in other upholstered areas.

    The carefree capabilities of plastics are seen in the General Electric kitchen, which is surfaced in decorative Textolite. Rugged, easy-to-clean plastic laminates are used on all the counter, cabinet, and wall surfaces.

    As you leave the Home of the Future you will notice weather-defying and man-made fibers have been used practically, yet beautifully, in the colorful outdoor living area.

    We hope you have enjoyed open house at Monsanto's plastics Home of the Future. Those of you who have visited us previously know that many of the exciting uses of plastics you saw here before, now have become commonplace in houses from New England to California. Next time you come to Disneyland, please be sure to visit us, for a look at the dramatic new ideas you may anticipate for your own Home of the Future.

    VERSION #2

    Narrator: This is a demonstration home that is not for sale. Many people who visit the Monsanto Home of the Future ask, "When and where can I buy a house like this one?" Monsanto does not plan to make, or to sell, the Home of the Future, and it is impossible to say when it will be available commercially, if at all. However, it is expected that when the new ideas and forms embodied in the house are proved out, many of them will be adapted by architects, engineers, builders, and building suppliers to their own needs.

    The Home of the Future may well be the forerunner of the home which will be common ten years from now. The Monsanto Home of the Future has been constructed almost entirely of plastics. However, the use of plastics in construction is not limited to the family residence. Plastics may be utilized equally well in constructing factory and office buildings, stores, and all kinds of commercial structures. A good example is the Monsanto laboratory building in St. Louis. Here, plastics are used extensively with functional as well as attractive results. Plastics are used to face building blocks and structural panels on the exterior. They are used for pipes, drawer-liners, walls, ceilings, floors, and even in the new, highly efficient vent fans. This building, and the Monsanto Home of the Future here in Disneyland, are serving as proving grounds for plastics technology. They stimulate creative thinking and feed back continual steams of practical information for those concerned with improved construction techniques.

    VERSION #3

    Narrator: Ten years from now, you can expect the American home to be vastly different than it is today. The home which you are about to see--the Monsanto Home of the Future--offers a startling new approach to the philosophy of housing. Note the unique and gracefully curved shells which form the wings of this house. They are constructed entirely of plastics. Despite their fragile appearance, each of these wings can support more than thirteen tons--abundant proof of the strength, as well as the versatility, of plastics. Throughout the entire house, you will see plastics. They are used singly, and in combination, with wood, brass, and other conventional materials. You will see how plastics are destined to enhance the beauty, the convenience, and the economy of the house of tomorrow.

    VERSION #4

    Narrator: The home you are about to visit is more unusual in design than any building that you have ever seen. But more important, it is completely different in structural materials and in purpose. More than a dozen of the best-known companies in the housing industry have joined with the Monsanto Company to create this house of the future. Each company has looked ahead, and has translated into reality many of the products planned for production in the years to come. Many of the innovations that you will see, such as those in lighting, cooking, plumbing, and communications, may not be available commercially for years. This, therefore, truly is a house of the future.

    -Jason
     
  6. X-S Tech

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    "As you entered this experimental model home, perhaps you noticed that the house itself is constructed....."

    This sounds like past tense to me, as if you're hearing this inside the house, unless people milled around after they exited and listened to the narration. So how do all 4 of these versions fit together. Was it all just one big spiel or did they replace each other over the years?
     

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