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    Monsanto House of the Future,Info Please!

    I have always been interested in this concept and this attraction but was too young to have seen it or remember it.

    Does any one have pictures of this house? The inside or outside ,I have read alot about it but there doesnt seem to be too many pictures of this futuristic house.

    Any visuals that are available would be appeciated!



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    Re: Monsanto House of the Future,Info Please!

    Same here. I always wondered what was so nifty and fun about it. I'm 17 no way in heck I remember it lol.

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    Re: Monsanto House of the Future,Info Please!

    I never saw it, I'm not from Ca. but it was one of DH's favorites when he was a kid. Open 1957 - 1966. The only real interesting fact that I know is that when Disney decided to take it down they brought in a wrecking ball which bounced off. So they had to accomplish the job by cutting it apart.
    Here are some links with more info and pics of the Monsanto House.
    http://www.yesterland.com/futurehouse.html
    http://www.treehugger.com/files/2005...to_house_1.php
    http://www.mindfully.org/Plastic/Mon...ftheFuture.htm
    http://www.visionsfantastic.com/visi.../monsanto.html
    http://www.extinct-attractions-club....w_TLAND12.HTML
    http://archinect.com/links/detail.php?id=18239_0_26_0_C (film)
    http://www.perrific.com/disney/cards/card3.html
    http://indyweek.com/durham/2001-10-31/casa2.html

    Hope this helps.
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    Re: Monsanto House of the Future,Info Please!

    Thank you for the links I browsed most of them it was interesting and I finally got answers to some questions lol.

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    Re: Monsanto House of the Future,Info Please!

    The foundation of the House of the Future still exists in Tritons Gardens.

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    Re: Monsanto House of the Future,Info Please!

    ^ Really? I should look for that.

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    Re: Monsanto House of the Future,Info Please!

    If you look for it you'll find it. It's kinda hidden by plants. Look for something that looks like a square concrete planter.

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    Re: Monsanto House of the Future,Info Please!

    Got it. Now if I could get a smoke mask I'd go today (school closed due to fires).

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    Re: Monsanto House of the Future,Info Please!

    It's not that noticeable. You've probably walked by it dozens of times.
    Ask a CM to point it out to you. You'll probably find this thread interesting too: http://www.micechat.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1467
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    Wink Re: Monsanto House of the Future,Info Please!


    Here's the wrecking ball bouncing off. Or rather, here's how they actually demolished it.

    One of Monsanto's publications was the original source for the "hacksaws" story, but I personally don't believe it. The picture says otherwise.



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    Re: Monsanto House of the Future,Info Please!

    When it came time to tear it down in 1967, Disneyland ran into a problem: the house was too well constructed! The wrecking ball they had brought in just bounced harmlessly off the plastic walls. Eventually, each wing had to be pulled off the main core by cables and taken apart by hand. The main core, however, had to be slowly beaten away with pickaxes and shovels. Each small piece dragged away, and not a single one salvaged for history.

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    This is what is told during the WIWFS tour. I've taken it twice. The tour guides could be wrong, as for photos, I have not seen any.
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    Re: Monsanto House of the Future,Info Please!

    I've never seen any decent pictures of the inside of the House of the Future, always the exterior shot.

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    Re: Monsanto House of the Future,Info Please!

    I'd heard the same thing from very reliable sources: tour guides, disney archives, yesterland, E-ticket, etc.

    When I first saw the above picture (first one in my previous post) I got suspicious so I did some research to try to track down the source of the original demolition story. The earliest mention of the demolition comes from a Monsanto report from back in 1967, and it includes the story of the wrecking ball and the eventual demolition using hacksaws. They didn't mention the big crane excavator crunching through the roof like the picture shows.

    Too bad they couldn't have lifted the whole thing off the foundation in one piece and moved it somewhere else so it could still be around.
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    Re: Monsanto House of the Future,Info Please!

    When I was there last and we did the WIWF TOUR, they showed us the foundation, it still had some base lime green paint on the side with plants around it. Pretty cool stuff. I could swear there is a video online somewhere.
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    Re: Monsanto House of the Future,Info Please!

    Yes, there is a video. Here is one place to see it: http://www.visionsfantastic.com/visi.../monsanto.html
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