Today is Carousel day!
Everyone loves carousels! They aren’t just for kids, you know!
My favorite is the the Carousel of Progress in Disney World.
The carousel takes you through the 20th century with the American family and shows you the advancements in technology. Here are some pictures!
The first scene is at the turn of the century and explains that life can’t possibly get any better. It talk about towering building up to 20 stories and images flickering on a screen.
The next scene takes place in the 1920’s. Than man expresses his amazement about being able to get from New York to Los Angeles in only 3 days! And don’t forget about indoor plumbing! Not to mention, his wife can sew their clothes at night thanks to the light bulb! But better be careful! You might blow a fuse!
The next scene puts us right in the middle of the 1940’s. Now we have a bigger refrigerator that can hold way more food, and ice cubes! He no longer has to clean his own dishes thanks to his automatic dishwasher! He also talks about the “ratrace” and having to drive all the way into town for work in the morning, only to have to do drive all the way back at the end of the day. And the highway is crowded with fellow rats trying to do the same thing! He talks about the television giving him all his news, plus all the signing and dancing, which he calls “fluff” but he likes it. He predicts a day when people will learn latin and greek from their tv set.
The last scene takes you to the future of progress and shows you voice activated household appliances that will do anything you say. The young son has a virtual video game, and the wife announces that she has finished programming the house, and turns the Christmas tree on from the kitchen. The grandfather begins telling the daughter about “the old days” when the daughter replies with, “Oh no, you’re not talking about the old days when you didn’t even have a car phone!” The grandfather tells her that they didn’t even have a house phone!
Ah! How interesting! If you’re ever at Disney World, check out the carousel of progress in Tomorrowland and Magic Kingdom! It truly is a great carousel, and a fun look at the progress of the 20th century!