WALT DISNEY WORLD MONORAIL POSTER #2 1978
While WED was laboriously working on new attraction posters during the mid 1970's , Walt Disney World's opening day posters were wearing out and suffering from the extreme temperature and weather changes. At this time Disney wasn't using Stuart Burroughs Print service (the vendor that screened most of the attraction posters of the 1950's 1960's) anymore mainly due to costs. WED now had a one-of-a-kind serigraph silk screening equipment set up. WED was so busy working on new highly detailed posters for Jungle Cruise and Disneyland/Walt Disney World Railroad they did not have the time or money to replace ALL of the early WDW posters with elaborate silk screen re-dos. The solution: paint new attraction posters and lithograph them until we have time to do new tyvek-paper silk screen versions. This leads us to the great WDW poster replacements of 1978!!!! Some of these 1978 re-dos include HAUNTED MANSION, GRAND PRIX RACEWAY, CRYSTAL PALACE, IT'S A SMALL WORLD, AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL, TROPICAL SERENADE, SWISS FAMILY ISLE TREEHOUSE, 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA, and......................
WALT DISNEY WORLD MONORAIL SYSTEM 1978
off-set color lithography
here's the original 1971 opening day poster:
WALT DISNEY WORLD MONORAIL SYSTEM 1971
And if you DISNEYLAND only attraction poster fans out there think this looks familiar:
Here's the Florida's ancestor next to the 1971 WDW counterpart. It's a mystery on the 1971 WDW posters as to why certain modification were made to showcase Florida only designs -----Like why does the 1971 Florida SKYWAY poster use the 1956 round Disneyland Skyway buckets?? These were already long out of use at Disneyland by 1971. And here on the WDW Monorail poster: why does the monorail exiting the Contemporary Resort Tower show a Disneyland Monorail while in the distance a correct White WDW Monorail heads towards the Magic Kingdom Monorail Station????? My speculation is both time and cost. Or were these just design flubs?