it's a small world at the New York World's Fair

Where is the Fair? Where You Can Find Disney’s Landmark New York World’s Fair Attractions 55 Years Later

By Jeffrey Epstein

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Fifty-five years ago, Disney opened four groundbreaking attractions at the New York World’s Fair. Where are they now?

The 1964–65 New York World’s…

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Under appreciated Sherman Brothers songs

13 Underrated Sherman Brothers Songs to Enjoy Today!

By Courtney Potter

Music. It’s one of the most memorable components of any Disney movie. From Snow White’s lilting “Some Day My Prince Will Come,” to Moana’s resolute “How Far I’ll Go,” music propels each and every Disney story to the next level—of comedy, of adventure, of romance, and of plain ol’ fun. And no two people have influenced the…

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it's a small world

Spring Forward with Your Favorite Disney Clocks

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Today at 2:00:00 a.m. all the clocks turned forward an hour, so if you’ve been running late or are just plain confused, now you know why! You better make sure to spring your clocks forward, or, if you still need some help with the time, why not look to these famous clocks from Disney history to help you stay on time!

it’s a small world

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Dave Smith caricature

Your Disney Questions Answered—by Disney Legend Dave Smith

By D23 Team

Disney fans pride themselves on their knowledge of Disney’s legendary films, theme parks, and much more, but even the most knowledgeable Disney fan is bound to have a question or two. From easy to obscure, there’s one Disney expert who has almost all the answers––and if he doesn’t, he knows where to look for them! Disney Legend, Walt Disney…

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7 Technological Wonders Predicted by Disney Theme Park Attractions

By Jocelyn Buhlman

The famous theme song for Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress declares “There’s a great, big, beautiful tomorrow shining at the end of every day,” but sometimes the promise of tomorrow has already come true today! Walt Disney tasked his Imagineers to envision ways to make our future bright, and the stories they told with classic theme park…

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Magic Kingdom

Celebrate 45 Magical Years with 5 Attractions You Can Only Find at the Magic Kingdom

By Jocelyn Buhlman

To celebrate 45 enchanted years of the Magic Kingdom, D23 gives you the grand tour of five attractions that are unique to the theme park. Disney Parks all over the world are full of wonders in the worlds of yesterday, fantasy, and tomorrow, but this quintet can only be found at The Most Magical Place on Earth.

Tomorrowland Transit Authority…

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Giving Thanks for Our Favorite Disney Families

Thanksgiving is a time for family—and though that endearing term often refers to a traditional blood-related grouping of mom, dad and the kids, the fam that gathers for the feast can come in all sizes and shapes and configurations. For the Disney fanatic, D23 has cooked up a full menu of favorite Disney families for which we give thanks during this special season [or…

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photo of figure from Carousel of Progress at the 1964 New York World's Fair

Ethan, Agawam, Massachusetts

There was a souvenir record released in 1968 as Disneyland record DL-599: General Electric Carousel of Progress: Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow, including a medley of Disney tunes, but no soundtrack album. There are also CD sets Walt Disney and the 1964 World’s Fair and A Musical History of Disneyland, which include material from the show.

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General Electric Carousel of Progress

Tim, Cordova, Tennessee

It is primarily the last scene that has been updated; the first three scenes have remained about the same, though with some tweaks over the years. Some photos can be found online.

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