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  • Monsanto's House of the Future
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  • Monsanto's House of the Future was the second [Monsanto] sponsored attraction at Disneyland, after the Hall of Chemistry. Opened on June 12, 1957, the attraction was a free walk-through exhibit located outside the entrance to Tomorrowland. It stood on a 256-square-foot raised platform surrounded by contemporary themed gardens and a winding pool that collectively covered about a quarter of an acre. The pool doubled as both a decorative water feature as well as being a component of the house's cooling system. The house itself was 1,280-square-feet, and shaped like a cross or plus-sign. It included three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The house was of a modular design, with four protruding pods that extended from the buildings core over free air. The house was designed to accommodate more pods d
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  • Monsanto's House of the Future was the second [Monsanto] sponsored attraction at Disneyland, after the Hall of Chemistry. Opened on June 12, 1957, the attraction was a free walk-through exhibit located outside the entrance to Tomorrowland. It stood on a 256-square-foot raised platform surrounded by contemporary themed gardens and a winding pool that collectively covered about a quarter of an acre. The pool doubled as both a decorative water feature as well as being a component of the house's cooling system. The house itself was 1,280-square-feet, and shaped like a cross or plus-sign. It included three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The house was of a modular design, with four protruding pods that extended from the buildings core over free air. The house was designed to accommodate more pods depending on particular families needs, as well as the ability to rotate the houses pods to face all directions. Over its decade-long existence, it was estimated that it welcomed approximately 20 million guests. A collaboration between [MIT] and Monsanto, the House of the Future was different from regular Disneyland attractions, designed as a livable model home showcasing the technological advances of Monsanto's Plastics division. The house's plastic makeup made the structure extremely durable. When it came time to dismantle the home, crowbars and saws were used, as conventional wrecking ball merely bounced off the sides of the structure. More then a decade after its unveiling, the House of the Future closed its doors on December 1, 1967. It was soon replaced by a landscaped area and gift shop called the Alpine Gardens. Currently, the site is now home to Pixie Hollow, a meet and greet character location featuring characters from Disney's Fairies franchise.