Created for the 1964 World’s Fair, Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress took fairgoers through decades of technological achievement. Anyone who’s read more than one post on this blog knows that I’m a big fan of Walt’s vision for the future, and the Carousel of Progress emphasizes that spirit perfectly. It went through a few changes in its transition to a staple in the theme park but the overall theme is still there, with an optimism for the ingenuity of humanity to solve whatever problems may arise that you just don’t see much of anymore. This song, created for the World’s Fair exhibit and carried over into its permanent home, says it perfectly:
There is, indeed Happy New Year!