Disney's Carousel of Progress
an involving stage show in
this famed revolving theater. Take a journey with an American family as it
experiences technological changes throughout the twentieth century.
Humorous family moments reveal how life has gotten easier and more fun...
Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress
Originally created for the 1964-65 World's
Fair in New York, Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress is an interesting
Audio-Animatronic show that demonstrates the improvements in American life
due to electricity. The show is called a carousel because the whole
seating area rotates around a central stage. The whole show is centered on
one family and how electricity changed their lives from 1880 to the near
future. The first scene, which is set on Valentine's Day, shows the father
talking about electric lightbulbs and such. Like the movie "Holiday Inn",
the following scenes are set on important holidays, while inventions such
as ovens, radios, refrigerators, and sewing machines are introduced.
During one scene, we are introduced to Cousin Orville, whose voice is done
by Mel Blanc, renowned for his character voices at Warner Brothers. The
final scene of the show is set in the near future, at christmas of course.
The son and grandmother are playing a virtual reality game while the
father is trying to cook dinner with a voice-controlled oven.
Interesting and little known facts
to Disney publicity,
Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress
has been seen by more people than any other single theatre show in
Welcome, to Walt
Disney's Carousel of Progress. You're in for a real treat. The Carousel of
Progress was Walt's own idea from beginning to end. He loved it. He
introduced the show at the World's Fair in New York City in 1964 and it
was an immediate smash hit. Millions of people came to see it and since
then, the Carousel of Progress has had more performances than any other
stage show in the history of American theater. You know, Walt loved the
idea of progress and he loved the American family. He himself was probably
as American as anyone could possibly be. He thought it would be fun to
watch the American family go through the twentieth century experiencing
all new wonders as they came. And he put them together in a show called
Carousel of Progress, which we are about to see. Although our Carousel
family has experienced a few changes over the years, our show still
revolves around the same theme - and that's progress. May the century
Enjoy an involving stage
show in this famed revolving theater. Take a journey with an American
family as it experiences technological changes throughout the twentieth
century. Humorous family moments reveal how life has gotten easier and
CAROUSEL OF PROGRESS
3,600 per hour, 226 per theater
Show Time: 20:45
Speed: 2 fps
Ride System: Sit-down revolving theater
Windows Media Video, 320x240, 55MB, thanks to Geoffrey Nease for the video
Description: Trace 100 years of Progress for People as an "Audio-
Animatronics" family demonstrates the many conveniences made possible in
American life by a century of innovations in electricity.
the most popular attractions in Tomorrowland since 1974, Carousel of
Progress has a new look -- both inside and out.
musical comedy show has been seen by more guests than any other theatrical
presentation in the history of American Theater since its debut at the
1964 WorldÍs Fair.
show traces the impact of technological progress on AmericansÍ daily
living from the start of the 20th century into the near future with a cast
of family characters brought to life through DisneyÍs Audio-Animatronics
an added pre-show, guests discover more about the original Carousel show
designed by Walt Disney, and hear the return of the original theme song,
"ThereÍs a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow." With an updated script and new
cast of voices, guests get a glimpse of innovations like virtual-reality,
voice-activation and high-definition television.