WDW : Walt Disney World's poster is titled "JUNGLE CRUISE" (the first poster to use this nomenclature!)
DL : Disneyland's poster is titled "JUNGLE RIVER"
***if you look carefully you can see where one of the screen layers was left open for the
"RIVER" wording, but "CRUISE" has been added on the WDW 1971 version--
by the late 60's even Disneyland had stopped using the title Jungle River.
WDW: The boat is named "Congo Connie"
DL : Disneyland's poster "Congo Queen"
WDW: poster size is 30" x45"
DL: poster size is 36" x 54"
small alterations yes, buy does differentiate the two as being from Anaheim or Florida!
in 1975 many of the posters were starting to be completely revised. First was the Disneyland Railroad Bicentennial Special 1976.......the artwork for the regular version of this poster was also created at this time, but not screened until 1977. This is the very first of the NEW GENERATION ATTRACTION POSTERS, spearheaded by WED illustration wizard Jim Michaelson. The 1976 complete redo of the JUNGLE CRUISE was the first of these new "WINDOW BOX" style posters...............most feature themed "framing" around a center scene with elaborate decoration and trim around the boarders......... These posters were done with the intention of creating posters that could be used at both parks. As much as the simple crisp-graphics of the attraction posters of the 50's and 60's are so appealing to us today, by the mid 70's they very highly outdated and out-of-style looking compared to the graphic trends of the day.
Florida's first "WINDOW BOX" attraction poster series --notice how this has been designed so that you cannot tell if it is imagery for Disneyland or Walt Disney World.
not all the "WINDOW BOX" posters would be like this. "Eventually we used some tricks to keep some of the production costs down a bit" said Ken Kerr-a WED graphic designer----of on the Imagineers I interviewed years ago for my attraction poster book. "We did things like, show WDW's Space Mountain exterior, but show a Disneyland rocket sled".......Ken remarked regarding the SPACE MOUNTAIN attraction poster. If you look closely--it's faint.......you can see the WDW WEDWAY track structure behind the Space Mountain building.
Ken Kerr mentioned they drafted up plans do redo most of the major attractions......20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA........THE MATTERHORN BOBSLEDS.........THE GOLDEN HORSESHOE......some
we got going..............others we couldn't justify the costs at the time. .......................and with that I'll explain more about these "other" posters in another post.