Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Disneyland, August 1974: America Sings
The show "America Sings" replaced the Carousel of Progress in June 1974, shortly before these photos were taken. It seemed an odd choice to go in Tomorrowland, as previously Tomorrowland was mainly about technology of the future, but regardless, it was still a guest favorite. I believe that the pig in photo 1 was voiced by Betty Taylor.
If this particular shot looks familiar, it’s probably because most of the America Sings audio-animatronic figures were re-used on Splash Mountain once AS closed in 1988.
Here are 2 Disney publicity stills showing the AS audioanimatronics getting a run-through:
Once again, these characters can be seen today at Splash Mountain:
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