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L’Omlette Superb!

The other day on The Twitter™ I commented that Disney should have a special event featuring a three-course meal based on the food that Father is cooking in the three different finales the Carousel of Progress has presented since 1975. In Act IV of Walt Disney World’s original 1975 Carousel, he’s making chili. In [...]

George McGinnis, Walt Disney, And The Underground Train Of Tomorrow

Odds are that if you’re reading this, you’ve put together a school project at one point or another. Maybe it was your elementary school science fair, or maybe it was your doctoral dissertation in particle physics. Either way, you’ve spent some time working one one of these projects. Maybe you won a blue ribbon for [...]

Hitting The Links In Progress City

Rendering of golf cart for Progress City (EPCOT) by George McGinnis

Those of you who saw my birthday tribute to Imagineer George McGinnis will recall that his first job for Disney was to design transportation systems for Walt’s Progress City model. This model, which served as the grand finale for the original Carousel of Progress [...]

The Carousel Broke Down…

Those of you who have been around a while might remember the cell phone video that I posted in April of the vaguely terrifying effect that recent negligence has had on the Carousel of Progress. Father dearest seems to wobble drunkenly in his chair, head lolling about, and his artificial skin is riding so far [...]

There’s a Great Big Beautiful Iodine Deficiency

Oh, boy. One of the most surprising disappointments of a recent trip to Walt Disney World was the incredibly decrepit state of the Carousel of Progress. We’ve all seen the Carousel get pretty dingy over recent years, but this was downright terrifying. In two of the scenes, the “turn of the century” opening and the [...]