The Disneyland Tomorrowland Mary Blair Murals - where are they now?
One mural was on the Adventure Thru Inner Space building and the other was on the CircleVision building. Together, the two murals formed a work of art called The Spirit of Creative Energies Among Children.
The northern mural showed children from different nations dancing and making music beneath a row of communication satellites. Ribbons above their heads symbolized global communications.
The southern mural, on the Adventure Thru Inner Space building, was all about energy, with nods to solar energy, wind energy, water power, and fire.
Each mural was 54 feet in length and 15½ feet high.
The south mural (on the Inner Space building) lasted until 1986. It was replaced by an outer space mural which served as the facade for the new Star Tours attraction (1987).
The north mural lasted until 1997. This legacy from the 1967 New Tomorrowland project became a victim of the 1998 New Tomorrowland project.
So where are the murals?
They are still in Tomorrowland, sadly, they are just very well hidden under scaffolding and new facades. (See pictures).
The Tomorrowland murals were not truly permanent: both “disappeared” when they were covered over by renovations in 1987 and 1998. “Mary Blair’s murals were not damaged or painted on,” [longtime Imagineering executive] Marty Sklar notes, “but the decision was made for cost reasons to leave them in place—hidden treasures at Disneyland!”