Thursday, October 27, 2011

Plectu's Fantastic Galactic Revue, the "Disney Decade" project that never was

"Plectu's Fantastic Galactic Revue" was part of the new attraction/show announced in 1990's famous "Disney decade" project. Supposed to replace the Carousel of Progress at WDW, it was, unfortunately, never built. The renderings of this "Plectu's" project are extremely rare, but here is one showing how the exterior would have looked. Let's thanks Mark Taft from the excellent Insight and Sounds blog who had the good idea to take the picture of the artwork in 1990 at Disneyland.

In one of his famous "Why for?" articles published in 2004, Jim Hill described the building exterior theming as "Like someone had brought the Mothership from "Close Encounters of a Third Kind" in for a three-point landing in the heart of Tomorrowland", and when we look at the artwork, the least we can say is that Jim's description was right!

To know more how this "singing audio-animatronics aliens" and their "outer-space musical-variety revue" would have been - if WDI succeed to have the green light from Michael Eisner - which they never had, i suggest you to have a look at Jim's article HERE

Artwork: copyright Walt Disney Enterprises


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the cool pic. Never have seen this one. I guess the "outer-space musical-variety revue" explains the drum set on top of the building.

Marco Antonio Garcia said...

I'm glad that it was never built, because even tough it might have been a very good attraction, Carousel of Progress is one of my all time favorites Tomorrowland attractions and I'm happy that it is still there.