Disneyland Monsanto
The Monsanto House of the Future was an attraction at Disneyland’s Tomorrowland between 1957-1967, and it offered a walkthrough experience for visitors, mainly to demonstrate the versatility of modern plastics. There were many household appliances on the cutting edge of technology at that time, including microwave ovens, which eventually became commonplace. Within the first 6-weeks of it opening (June 12, 1957), the house saw over 435,000 visitors, and ultimately, over 20-million people before closing. Read more for a video and additional information.

The house eventually closed in 1967, but was built so sturdy that when demolition crews failed to demolish it with wrecking balls, torches, chainsaws and jackhammers. So, the crews had to use choker chains to crush it into smaller parts. However, the plastic house itself was so durable that the half-inch steel bolts used to mount it to its foundation broke before the structure itself, and the reinforced concrete foundation was never removed. It’s now the Pixie Hollow, where guests can still see remnants of it as a green planter.

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