Joe Rohde Painting Depicts Scrapped Discovery Bay Project at Disneyland Park
Twitter user [email protected] shared a famous concept art painting of a Victorian science fiction-inspired land proposed at Disneyland but never built called Discovery Bay. While the art is often attributed to Tony Baxter, former Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde revealed that he painted the image.
Jules Verne-style science fiction would have inspired the land, which is one of the most infamous unbuilt concepts in Disneyland Resort history. The designs would later go on to influence Discoveryland at Disneyland Paris, the original Journey Into Imagination, and more.
The land Discovery Bay would have occupied is now partially taken up by Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. References to Chandler can be found in Frontierland near the entrance to Galaxy’s Edge, as pictured above.
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