This week, I've updated one of the most popular Yesterland entries to include some comments about the newly announced Innoventions Dream Home and additional photos.
It's amazing to me that the official Disneyland press release about the Innoventions Dream Home contains misinformation. According to the press release:
"Walt Disney was fascinated with the concept of a futuristic home and he introduced concepts at World’s Fairs that led to the first 'House of Tomorrow' exhibit in Disneyland (1967)."
Act 4 of the Disneyland version of the Carousel of Progress (1967-1973) could be considered a "House of Tomorrow" exhibit, and the Carousel of Progress debuted at the 1964/1965 New York World's Fair. However, the press release writer failed to realize that the Monsanto House of the Future, which opened in 1957, was the first "House of Tomorrow" exhibit in Disneyland. Of course, before the House of the Future, there was the Bathroom of Tomorrow (1956), presented by Crane.
The good news is that the AP story by Gillian Flaccus, which is all over the Internet, correctly reported, "Disneyland's original 'House of the Future,' a pod-shaped, all-plastic dwelling, quickly seemed quaint and closed its doors after a decade, in 1967."
Please discuss the House of the Future here.