Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Carousel of Progress: 1940's Scene Evolution
The Carousel of Progress attraction was one of the many marvels that Walt Disney debuted at the 1964 New York World's Fair. Today's post takes on a photo journey showing how one particular scene has evolved over the years. Photo #1 is from July 1965 and shows the 1940's host sitting in the kitchen with his dog.
Naturally, sponsor GE manages to get a little product placement into the show!
A publicity shot of the same scene once it hit Anaheim in 1967:
Moving to Florida in 1975, the host got a new hairdo. Actually, this looks like a completely different animatronic.
This last shot shows how it looked in 2010 in Florida, when I made my most recent visit to Orlando. The kitchen has been given a Halloween theme. Love that retro pumpkin on the table! Know where I can find one?
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