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Bradbury Beyond Apollo$
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Jonathan R. Eller

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780252043413

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252043413.001.0001

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One-Way Ticket Man

One-Way Ticket Man

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Bradbury Beyond Apollo
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Jonathan R. Eller

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252043413.003.0018

Bradbury’s long association with WED (later Walt Disney Imagineers) resulted in the 1982 opening of EPCOT and the Spaceship Earth geodetic sphere that he had worked on for more than a decade. Chapter 17 describes the milestones of Bradbury’s participation in Spaceship Earth’s ride display, themes, and audio narration, and his opening-day experiences at Disney World. This cross-country trip included rail and automobile mishaps, and Disney executives, including Roy Disney, were able to convince Bradbury to return to Los Angeles by way of his first airline flight. Chapter 17 includes brief context for the Disney Studio filming of his novel Something Wicked This Way Comes.

Keywords:   Ray Bradbury, Disney Imagineers, EPCOT, Spaceship Earth, Disney World, Something Wicked This Way Comes

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