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    Yay! It's still there I had heard that they were thinking of getting rid of it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rue View Post
    Yay! It's still there I had heard that they were thinking of getting rid of it.
    That's news to me. Let's go on the Pirates of the Caribbean!



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    It's a fine balance at Disney. Older folks love the older rides, etc. but they bore the kids. Not a shock. You hate to see them go, but I also understand when they need to update things. The things I go to like Pirates and the Haunted Mansion and Carousel don't thrill the kiddies. See if while it's there. At some point, they'll replace it with something totally different. The best you can hope for is that they would upgrade and make a modern, more exciting iteration to attract new folks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by V.C. Brunswick View Post
    That's news to me. Let's go on the Pirates of the Caribbean!

    Weeee.......


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    I too attended the 1964-65 Worlds Fair, and saw the GE Carousel of Progress. Of course there were no video games, the last scene of progress hadn't arrived yet. I remember Its a Small World was there, as was the Abraham Lincoln audio animatronics display, as I recall it was presented by the State of Illinois.

    Does anyone remeber the giant smoke ring creating machine? It would launch a 20 foot diameter smoke ring hundreds of feet in the air.


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    1964 World's Fair: Futurama II

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    Unfortunately, this company that made this pavilion will never be the same again. I am speaking of course of Kodak.

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    Site of the 1939 and 1964 World's Fairs as it looks today

    New York State Pavilion






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    Quote Originally Posted by V.C. Brunswick View Post
    Originally created for the GE Pavilion at the 1964 World's Fair, the Carousel of Progress was an audio animatronic celebration of the advances that progress had brought to the American home in the early 1900s, the 1920s, the 1940s and the present -- the original script had all kinds of pointed references to GE. In 1967 the attraction was moved to California Disneyland and then subsequently moved to it's present home at Walt Disney World. I remember this was one of my favorite attractions back when it was at Disneyland.





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    I saw it when I was at Disney this past Spring. I think I was the only one who liked it!

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