Wednesday, August 07, 2013
"America Sings" is one of those fondly-remembered attractions from way back when; it replaced the Carousel of Progress in 1974, and the show celebrated the history of American music from the colonial days up to rock and roll!
Here's a shot of the "Geese Quartet", which performed a number of songs during several musical eras. This one is clearly an "old west" theme.
Here's a slightly closer look; they were probably in the middle of their medley of three songs, "Drill, Ye Texas Terriers, Drill", "I've Been Working on the Railroad", and "Fireball Mail". Before the attraction closed in 1988, two of the geese were removed, stripped of their polyvinyl skins, and turned into robots for Star Tours (which debuted in 1987).
This is a fun photo from the "Gay '90's" portion of the show. There's a pig, a fox, a bird in a gilded cage, storks on penny-farthing bicycles, and four geese performing "Ta-Ra-Ra-Boom-De-Ay". I still remember the arthritic can-can dancers!