Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Tomorrowland, Anaheim, and Diann Marsh update

Today's photos were both taken in Tomorrowland at Disneyland by Mike Tucker's dad. The first (top) shows the Kids of the Kingdom, a singing group that Disney created in 1968. Various incarnations of the group continued to perform at Disneyland and Walt Disney World into the 1990s.
The second photo shows the audio-animatronic father and dog from the Carousel of Progress attraction. Disney developed the show for the 1964-65 New York World's Fair, but like it's a small world, it was given a second life at Disneyland. The show ran at Disneyland from 1967 to 1973. Today the same rotating building houses Innoventions. Possibly the best part of the Carousel of Progress was the song, "Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow," which I'm sure will now be stuck in my head for at least the next day or two.
Historian and author Diann Marsh has been confirmed as the speaker for the Anaheim Historical Society meeting on Feb 26, 7 pm, at the Ebell Clubhouse at Cypress and Helena St.

1 comment:

Kelson said...

I've only gone through Innoventions once, but I seem to recall that they found a way to bring the "Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow" song into the presentation.