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Most members of the craft have heard by now of the elaborate "Disneyland" amusement park recently opened near Anaheim, California, in the suburbs of Los Angeles. However, after crediting Walt Disney for his imagination and good business sense in devising this money-making sideline for himself, they probably dismissed Disneyland from their minds as a big roadside attraction for kids with no relation to the projection craft.

Nothing could be further from the truth! 16-mm projection equipment is being widely used at Disneyland in an original manner that points the way to interesting and lucrative new fields of employment for projectionists.

"Tomorrowland," is a section of this unique 160-acre amusement park which is attracting thousands of tourists daily with a clever preview of what the world will be like in 1986. This preview is accomplished primarily by the imaginative use of 16-mm motion picture projectors, often linked together in synchronization for displays that make the ideas of the Cinerama people seem tame.

The Ultimate in Screens

In one of the exhibits visitors are completely surrounded by a motion picture screen that covers the entire 360 degrees of a 40-foot-diameter circle. In another they are gripped by the illusion of blasting off in a rocket ship for a trip to the moon. Sound effects and rear-projected images in the windows or "scanners" of the simulated rocket ship create the effect of leaving the earth. A third exhibit explains with the aid of an unusual projection system how oil formed thousands of feet below the surface of the earth and how drillers of the future will bring it to the surface.

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