Sunday, November 04, 2012
Here are a few so-so pictures from a beloved "extinct attraction", America Sings! This animatronic extravaganza replaced the Carousel of Progress, and ran from June 1974 until April, 1988. The show was a celebration of the history of American music in four acts, starting in a swampy Deep South, then onto the Old West, then the Gay 90's, and finally the 20th century. Hey, I've been to the 20th century!
Too bad this one is blurry. My favorite thing about this "rock and roll" scene was the way the skinny crane's hair (which might have been a mop) moved. Somehow this little bit of "free animation" added a lot to the scene for me. He also reminds me of a blond Joey Ramone.
Totally unrelated, but from the same lot, is this terrible picture of the Mark Twain's wheelhouse! I've added it to this post at no extra charge to you.