In the past few weeks, these new posters have been added. Takes a look:
A NEW MONORAIL POSTER
I'm not sure what to think of the Indiana Jones posters-the artwork was actually commissioned by famed movie poster artist Drew Strutzen for a lithograph sold by the Disney Gallery around the time the attraction opened. Disneyland Merchandising did have one of the lithographs placed on display inside the entry tunnels for a short time, but the WDI graphics people always said they WANTED to do an attraction poster for the Indy attraction, but that was not done. I know Tokyo Disney Seas did have an actual attraction poster done for their version of the ride.
I like when attraction posters all have a similar cohesive style. Even though the original posters from 1956 thru 1969 were done by several different artists and over many years, you can tell they are from a family of posters. Even the later additions of the 70's and 80's ...as well as the posters of the 90's at Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disneyland and now even Hong Kong all fit that Disney attraction poster look. They new series, while some fit perfectly, others seem to be disjointed or use artwork that seems more like a merchandise Mug design. Some are done old style without "Disneyland" on the poster, others have "Disneyland" and some have "Disneyland Park". The consistency of this posters are maintained at all the other parks, except Disneyland. But I am very glad we are getting new posters at all to carry on this entrance tradition.
MAGICAL FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR
this is a slight revision of "Believe" --note that Dumbo as replaced Tinkerbell on the poster---Dumbo made his flying debut in the actual show on New Years Eve 2009/2010
NEW PRINTS OF THESE OLD FAVORITES ALSO WENT UP:
THESE ALSO WENT UP THIS YEAR :TECHNICALLY ARE BROADSIDES/SIGNS BUT HAVE BEEN INCLUDED IN THE ATTRACTION POSTER CATEGORY.
This poster pays homage to two of the first Disneyland attraction posters for Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln. Look closely and you will see the people in the background at the Opera House entrance are from the 1960's!!
This poster is very similar to a version printed in 1975 for the re-introduction of Mr. Lincoln to the Walt Disney Story. Just before the "Lincoln-Journey To Gettysburg" show, a blank version of this 1975 poster was still on display in the Waly Disney Story/Lincoln holding pen. I calculate that "Great Moments With Mr. Lincoln" probably features the most poster variations of any attraction. After that would be "Country Bear Jamboree".....Third probably the Disneyland ALWEG Monorail......ok while I'm at it: fourth would be Enchanted Tiki Room. If you include other parks; It's a Small World has had the second most poster styles and variations. All these will be discussed in future posts.
On a side note: The folks at the Disney Gallery on Main Street say they get about 8-20 requests a Day for reproductions of the new MR. TOAD'S WILD RIDE followed by the new TARZAN'S TREE HOUSE.!!