Wednesday, April 22

45 Years ago today...

...Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress opened for the first time at the 1964 World's Fair in New York. It is the oldest Disney ride in existence, and one of Walt's favorites. Its simple enough. A revolving room rotates around an ever-changing stage which shows the advancements of the last 100 years and imagines those of tomorrow. (Well, actually now it imagines the tomorrow of 1994..."car phones and laser disc players").

Still it remains a favoriate of mine because it imbodies the spirit of Walt Disney the man and his famous quote, "Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things…and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."

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