Disneyland trying House of Future concept again
Published: February 13, 2008 at 10:29 AM
The House was a Tomorrowland fixture back in the 1950s, and was later stripped, boxed up and moved to Florida, where it is now rotting, I believe, on U.S. 192 in Kissimmee. Disney's revisited the concept of futurist living over the years more times than I can count: Carousel of Progress, Horizons, the old Space Mountain exit, to name three examples that pop into my head immediately.
Now reports say that Disney's trying again, with a 5,000-sq.-ft. home that will open in Tomorrowland in May.
The $15 million home is a collaboration of The Walt Disney Co., Microsoft Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co., software maker LifeWare and homebuilder Taylor Morrison.
Visitors will experience the look of tomorrow by watching Disney actors playing a family of four preparing for a trip to China.
"It's much different than a spiel that you would get at a trade show," said Dave Miller, director of alliance development for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. "We won't get into the bits and the bytes. It will be about the digital lifestyle and how that lifestyle can help you."