the melody lingers on




There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow // image via WDWFigment

When we were in Disney World, me and Kyle tried to do any rides/attractions that we had missed on previous trips, and one of them was The Carousel of Progress. It sounded pretty cool (it's the oldest Disney ride in the whole park) and it had this amazing 60's style poster outside. Our skipper on the Jungle Cruise made a joke about how dated it was, but that just made me want to see it even more!

It's an animatronic play (that Walt Disney himself worked on and unveiled at the 1964-65 World's Fair) that shows how families adapted to progress in the 20th century. It takes place in a circular theater, and the seats move at the end of each decade. During our visit, the seats got stuck so we got to see the 1900's twice. They play this song like 4 times (5 if you count the unexpected extra performance), and me and Kyle just got SO hooked on it, it's ridiculous. We've memorized the lyrics, and keep randomly bursting into song around the house, giving our best imitations of the guy from the ride. I think we're driving our parents absolutely berserk, but it's so fun.