Test Track 2.0 (Epcot)

(Guests proceed from queue area into Design Studio holding room. Instructional video begins on overhead TVs.)

NARRATOR (Voiceover)
In a moment, the automatic doors will open, and you’ll be in the Chevrolet Design Studio to design your own Chevrolet Custom Concept Vehicle. As you enter, look for the Design Station kiosk that matches the color and number on which you are currently positioned. If you are designing as group of up to three people, you will all be sharing a single design station.

When you arrive at your Design Station, use your Design Key and touch it to the reader. If you are working as a group, you only need to touch your Design Key to your reader once for your entire party.

After your Design Key is detected by the reader, it will be associated with your Design Station kiosk. Now it’s time to get designing using the touchscreen interface. Start by connecting the two number points to draw the outline of your vehicle. You’ll see how the shape of your vehicle reflects the four Performance Attributes: Capability, Efficiency, Responsiveness, or Power. Touch the “Optimize” button to smooth your profile line and improve your attributes. Use the grab points to explore other shapes and features. You can then choose from a selection of creative styling elements to make your dream vehicle a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.

(Guests enter Design Studio and find their kiosks. Guests design their cars and continue through the rest of the queue.)

NARRATOR
Congratulations. Your Chevrolet Custom Concept Vehicle is ready for performance testing on the SimTrack. A Test Track technician will direct you to your gate. Before you board, be sure to touch your Design Key to the reader. Your design is now linked to the SimCar ride vehicle. Your SimTrack journey is about to begin!

(Guests board ride vehicles.)

SAFETY ANNOUNCER
Hello. The seatbelt check is around the corner. For your safety, remain seated with your seatbelt fastened and your hands, arms, feet, and legs inside the vehicle at all times. And please supervise children. Thank you.

(Spanish safety spiel.)

COMPUTER VOICE
Automated driving technology activated.

NARRATOR
Welcome to the SimTrack. We’ll begin with a capability test to see how your vehicles perform under challenging weather and surface conditions.

COMPUTER VOICE
Monitoring road surface.

ONSTAR VOICE
Connecting to OnStar.

COMPUTER VOICE
SimCar performance data acquired.

NARRATOR
Let’s see how your designs hold up now.

COMPUTER VOICE
Commencing SimCar offroad and extreme weather sequence.

(Vehicles undergo tests for dangerous road conditions and pass by screen displaying Capability results.)

COMPUTER VOICE
Capability test results displayed and verified.

NARRATOR
Now let’s see how your vehicles compare when it comes to their efficiency.

(Vehicles begin Efficiency tests.)

COMPUTER VOICE
Scanning SimCar for optimal eco-efficiency. Engaging eco-scan for aerodynamic efficiency. Drive systems analysis: hyper-spectral imaging in process. Calculating total enviro-impact.

(Efficiency results displayed on screens.)

COMPUTER VOICE
Commencing Responsiveness test.

NARRATOR
Okay, the Responsiveness data is now being synchronized.

COMPUTER VOICE
Automated driving technology verified and active

(Vehicles drive around tight corners and skid past a large truck.)

COMPUTER VOICE
Automated crash avoidance technology disengaged.

(Responsiveness results shown on screen.)

COMPUTER VOICE
Displaying Responsiveness data.

(Vehicles pass by logos for the four Performance Attributes — Capability, Efficiency, Responsiveness, and Power.)

NARRATOR
Here comes the final test.

COMPUTER VOICE
Energizing for Power test.

(Vehicles speed up and exit to the outdoor track. Speedometer reaches 65mph as they go under it. Vehicles slow down again as they re-enter the indoor track.)

COMPUTER VOICE
Displaying Power test results.

(Power rankings are shown on screen.)

COMPUTER VOICE
SimTrack performance testing complete.

NARRATOR
This concludes your performance testing. You’ll be able to see how your Chevrolet Custom Concept Vehicle designs compared with the SimCar after you disembark.

Please watch your step as you exit, and remember to take all personal belongings with you. Be sure to check your final performance numbers in our scoring area.

(Vehicles return to unload area and guests exit.)

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IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth (Epcot)

*Sung lyrics in bold.

(Pre-show announcements.)

NARRATOR
Good evening. On behalf of Walt Disney World — the place where dreams come true — we welcome all of you to Epcot, and World Showcase. We’re gathered here tonight, around the fire — as people of all lands have gathered for thousands and thousands of years before us — to share the light, and to share a story. An amazing story as old as time itself, but still being written. And though each of us has our own individual stories to tell, a true adventure emerges when we bring them all together as one. We hope you enjoy our story tonight: Reflections of Earth. (Blows out the lights.)

(Drum music begins. Fireworks, lasers, and fire effects begin, accompanied by theme song. Music changes. Globe begins spinning and lighting up with various scenes.)

FEMALE SOLOIST
With the stillness of the night,
There comes a time to understand.
To reach out and touch tomorrow,
Take the future in our hand.

We can see a new horizon
Built on all that we have done.
And our dreams begin another
Thousand circles ’round the sun

CHORUS
We go on
To the joy and through the tears.
We go on
To discover new frontiers.
Moving on 
With the current of the years. 

We go on, 
Moving forward now as one. 
Moving on 
With a spirit born to run.
Ever on 
With each rising sun,
To a new day,
We go on.

(The spinning globe opens to reveal flames and fireworks.)

CHORUS
We go on!

(Show ends with fireworks finale.)

NARRATOR
Ladies and gentlemen, the entire Epcot family thanks you for having been with us for IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth — presented by Siemens. We hope that your visit to the Walt Disney World Resort has been a truly magical experience for you and yours. We wish you a pleasant evening and a safe journey home. Thank you, and goodnight!

(Exit music begins: “We’ll Go On.”)

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Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular (Magic Kingdom)

(Lightning flashes over the castle as thunder claps.)

THACKERY BINKS (VOICEOVER)
Good evening, friends. Tonight, on All Hallows’ Eve, your world and the magical world collide for but one night—a night filled with a little trick, a little treat, and a bit of hocus pocus.

(CHORUS begins entering and singing underscore of “Season of the Witch.” They dance with candelabras.)

SOLOIST
When I look out my window,
Many sights to see.
And when I look in my window,
So many different people to be
That it’s strange, so strange.

You’ve got to pick up every stitch,
You’ve got to pick up every stitch,
Two rabbits running in the ditch,
Oh no! 

CHORUS
Oh no!

SOLOIST
Must be the season of the witch.

CHORUS
Oh no!

SOLOIST
Must be the season of the witch.
Must be the season of the witch.

(Dance break.)

CHORUS
Oh no!
Oh no!

SOLOIST
Must be the season of the witch.

CHORUS
Oh no!

SOLOIST
Must be the season of the witch.
Must be the season of the witch!

CHORUS
Oh no!

SOLOIST
When I look!

(Applause. More thunder and lightning. The SANDERSON SISTERS—WINIFRED, MARY, and SARAH enter from behind the CHORUS.)

WINIFRED
(Cackles.) The Sanderson Sisters are back!

SARAH
Hi!

MARY
We’re back! Back where, Winnie?

WINIFRED
Isn’t it obvious?! We’re back in the living world.

MARY
The living world!

WINIFRED
Yes—don’t you understand?

MARY
No…

WINIFRED
We’ve harnessed the magic found within this kingdom to return for but one night.

SARAH
One night’s all I need!

WINIFRED
And we shall make it a grand night—

MARY
Winnie…

WINIFRED
—full of spellbinding tricks and treats.

MARY
Winnie!

WINIFRED
A night that will long be remembered!

MARY
Winnie!!

WINIFRED
What is it, Mary?!

MARY
I smell children.

SARAH (looking out into the audience)
Children!!

MARY
There are so many of them—dressed funny!

WINIFRED
Fools! Of course there are children. (To audience.) Tell me, what year is it? I said what year is it?

(Audience yells out the year.)

SARAH
2016!

WINIFRED
Sisters, it’s been 23 years since we last returned.

MARY
We’re getting better at this…

WINIFRED
And it’s All Hallows’ Eve—our favorite time of year.

MARY
Winnie, remember what happened on our last Halloween?

SARAH
We turned to dust! Dust! Dust! Dust! Dust—

WINIFRED
(Punches SARAH in the stomach.) Ugh! Don’t remind me!

SARAH
Sorry Winnie…

WINIFRED
That is why we have returned: to celebrate Halloween and to throw the most villainous Halloween party this kingdom has ever seen. (Laughs.) But we’ll need some help.

(CHORUS begins singing “oohs”)

MARY
Oh Sarah!

SARAH
I was thinking the same thing, dear sisters.

Come, little children,
I’ll take thee away
Into a land of enchantment.

Come, little children,
The time’s come to play!
Here in my garden of magic.

(CHORUS has gathered around SARAH.)

MARY
Brava! Every time…

SARAH
Winnie, here you go.

WINIFRED
Well done, Sarah! I knew I kept you around for a reason. Now, let’s get this party started! We will need a spell for the Hocus Pocus Party Potion. Well, sisters, hand me the spell!

SARAH
What spell…?

WINIFRED
What spell?! The spell I asked you to hold onto to give me at a time like this!

(SARAH and MARY look around and under their dresses.)

SARAH
We can’t find it, Winnie…

WINIFRED
Why have I been cursed with such sisters?

MARY
Perhaps some chocolate will cheer you up? (Hands WINIFRED chocolate.)

WINIFRED
What is this?

MARY
Chocolate. Dark chocolate—the only candy I like.

WINIFRED
(Unfurling candy.) No—this?!

MARY
It’s the spell!

WINIFRED
And what’s it doing wrapped around Halloween chocolate?

MARY
I don’t know, Winnie!

WINIFRED
Enough! We’ve lost enough time as is. Sisters, to the cauldron!

(The SISTERS run to the giant cauldron, which is smoking ominously.)

WINIFRED
(Hands the spell to SARAH.) Pray tell, what is the first ingredient, Sarah?

SARAH (Reading)
“Sinister shadows!”

WINIFRED AND MARY (ad lib)
Ooh, sinister shadows…

SARAH
“As dark as midnight, and as mysterious as the unknown.”

MARY
But Winnie, where are we gonna get shadows that sinister…?

(DR. FACILIER appears on the other side of the stage.)

DR. FACILIER
Hello, ladies.

MARY AND SARAH (ad lib)
Look, a man! It’s the man who took the shadows away, etc.

WINIFRED
And who are you?

DR. FACILIER
A tip of the hat from the one and only Dr. Facilier—also known as the Shadow Man.

WINIFRED
Shadow Man?

MARY AND SARAH
Shadow Man!

DR. FACILIER
Now I hear y’all are in need of some sinister shadows. Well, you’re in luck because ladies, I can deliver.

WINIFRED
And what makes you think we need your help, “Shadow Man”? (Laughs.)

(MARY and SARAH laugh too.)

DR. FACILIER
Don’t you disrespect me, li’l lady!

WINIFRED
Little?

DR. FACILIER
Don’t you derogate or deride.
You’re in my world now, not your world,
And I got friends on the other side.

SISTERS
He’s got friends on the other side!

WINIFRED
Perhaps he knows mother!

SISTERS
Mother! (They look down together.)

DR. FACILIER
Sit down at my table. Put your mind at ease.
If you relax it will enable me to do anything I please.
I can read your future, I can change it ’round some too.
I’ll look deep into your heart and soul—
You got a soul, don’t you?
Make your wildest dreams come true!

I got voodoo, I got hoodoo,
I got things I ain’t even tried!
And I got friends on the other side.

SISTERS AND CHORUS
He’s got friends on the other side

DR. FACILIER
The cards, the cards, the cards will tell
The past, the present, and the future as well!
The cards, the cards, just take three.

MARY
We’ll take these!

DR. FACILIER
Take a little trip into your future with me.
Shake my hand. Come on, girls—won’t you shake a poor sinner’s hand?

WINIFRED
(Shakes his hand.) We’d love to!

DR. FACILIER
Yes!
Are you ready?

CHORUS
Are you ready?

DR. FACILIER
Are you ready?
Transformation central!

CHORUS
Transformation central!

DR. FACILIER
Reformation central!

CHORUS
Reformation central!

DR. FACILIER
Transmogrification central!

Can you feel it?
You’re changin’, you’re changin’,
You’re changin’ all right.
I hope you’re satisfied!

WINIFRED
Yes, thank you!

DR. FACILIER
But if you ain’t, don’t blame me.
You can blame my friends on the other side!

MARY AND SARAH
We got what we wanted!

WINIFRED
We got what we need!

(DR. FACILIER laughs as the song ends. Applause.)

WINIFRED
Wonderful! Our Hocus Pocus Party Potion is coming together. Thank you, Dr. Facilier.

SARAH
Can we keep him?

WINIFRED
Focus! Now, Mary—

MARY
Yes?

WINIFRED
What is our next dastardly ingredient?

MARY (Reading)
Uh… “fairest mares”

WINIFRED
What is that—some type of horse?

MARY
Wait! There was chocolate smudged over the words… (Laughs.)

WINIFRED
(Mimics MARY.) There was chocolate— (Snapping.) Gimme that!

MARY
Winnie! Do we need to hold a calming circle?

WINIFRED
I am calm!!

MARY
Thou art not being honest with thyself—take my hand.

(MARY and SARAH grab WINIFRED’S hands.)

WINIFRED
(Shakes them off.) You fools! There is no time! The ingredient! (Slapping MARY.) Read the ingredient!!

MARY
Fine. (She steps away from WINIFRED, looking wary. Reading.) “Nefarious nightmares: as terrifying as the shadows on the moon at night—filling dreams to the brim with fright.”

(Music for “Oogie Boogie’s Song” has begun and grows louder. SISTERS and CHORUS react to three knocks. The gates upstage open and OOGIE BOOGIE enters, laughing.)

MARY
Come in!

OOGIE BOOGIE
Well, well, well… What have we here?

WINIFRED
I might ask the same of you, you—well, what are you?

OOGIE BOOGIE
Why, I’m just little old Oogie Boogie is all. You know, the shadow on the moon at night—filling your dreams to the brim with fright!

SARAH
Winnie, it’s nefarious nightmares!

WINIFRED
What makes you so scary, you overstuffed potato sack? (Laughs.)

OOGIE BOOGIE
My dear, I’m the stuff of your worst nightmares.

WINIFRED
We don’t have nightmares; we cause nightmares!

OOGIE BOOGIE
(Laughs.)
You’re jokin’, you’re jokin’!
I can’t believe my eyes.
You’re jokin’ me, you gotta be,
No matter how she tries.

She’s ancient, she’s ugly!
I don’t know which is worse.
I might just split a seam now,
If I don’t die laughin’ first!

WINIFRED
Who does he think he is?!

MARY
How rude!

OOGIE BOOGIE
When Mr. Oogie Boogie says
There’s trouble close at hand,
You’d better pay attention now,
‘Cause I’m the Boogie Man!

And if you aren’t shakin’,
There’s something very wrong.
‘Cause this may be the last time
You hear the boogie song.
Whoa!

CHORUS
Ohhh!

OOGIE BOOGIE
Whoa!

CHORUS
Ohhh!

OOGIE BOOGIE
Whoa!

CHORUS
Ohhh, he’s the Oogie Boogie Man.

OOGIE BOOGIE
Well if I’m feelin’ antsy,
And there’s nothin’ much to do,
I might just cook a special batch
Of snake and spider stew!

MARY
Yummy!

OOGIE BOOGIE
And don’t ya know the one thing
That would make it work so nice?
A roly-poly Sandy Sis to add a little spice.
Ohhh!

CHORUS
Ohhh!

OOGIE BOOGIE
Ohhh!

CHORUS
Ohhh!

OOGIE BOOGIE
Ohhh!

CHORUS
Oh, yeah! He’s the Oogie Boogie Man!

OOGIE BOOGIE
You’re jokin’, you’re jokin’!
I can’t believe my ears…
Would someone shut this sister up?
I’m drownin’ in my tears.

It’s funny, I’m laughing!
You really are too much.
And now, with your permission
I’m going to do my stuff.

SARAH
Oh, what are you gonna do?

OOGIE BOOGIE
I’m gonna do the best I can.

(Dance break. The SISTERS are controlled by OOGIE BOOGIE.)

OOGIE BOOGIE
Oh, sisters, you’re something—
You put me in a spin.
You aren’t comprehending
The position that you’re in.

It’s hopeless, you’re finished.
You haven’t got a prayer
‘Cause I’m Mr. Oogie Boogie
And you ain’t going nowhere!

Boo!!

(SISTERS scream. Applause.)

OOGIE BOOGIE
Now that’s what I call “nefarious nightmares.”

WINIFRED
What just happened?!

MARY
You see, he scared us and made our nightmares true, and then you cried, and I know I cried—

WINIFRED
Enough!! We get it. (Turns and sees OOGIE BOOGIE right behind her. She jumps.) Ooh, uh, thank you Mr… Boogie. (Shakes his hand.)

SARAH
(Takes his hand.) Can we keep him too?

WINIFRED
Focus! Focus! Sisters, it’s working! The Hocus Pocus Party Potion is coming together! Quick, read me the last ingredient.

MARY AND SARAH (Reading)
Uhh, “frightful friends!” Frightful friends! Frightful friends!

WINIFRED
(Smacks SARAH.) Let me see that! (Takes the spell and reads.) Let’s see here, “Frightful friends who add power to the potion—after all, a party is only as good as those you invite”?! What is this?!

MARY
It’s actually a very nice sentiment if you think about it—

WINIFRED
(Smacks MARY.) Nooo, fools! We don’t have any friends.

SARAH
We’re your friends!

WINIFRED
No, we’re sisters. I have to like you…

SARAH
Oh…

WINIFRED
This may be the end. I just wanted to throw the most villainous Halloween party this kingdom has ever seen. Goodbye, cruel world!!

MARY AND SARAH (ad lib)
Goodbye, bye-bye, etc.

(A flash of green fire and smoke erupts from upstage, scaring the SISTERS. MALEFICENT enters.)

MALEFICENT
My, my… another party to which I wasn’t invited.

WINIFRED
Maleficent! (Bowing.) Oh great one, if we had known you would come, we would have invited you for sure.

SARAH
(Bowing.) We are not worthy!

MARY
(Aside.) Maleficent—she is greener than I thought. And those horns are huge? How does she sleep—

WINIFRED
Silence!

MALEFICENT
I will consider it but an oversight then, hmm?

WINIFRED
Perhaps you could help us with our Hocus Pocus Party Potion so that we may throw the most villainous Halloween party this kingdom has ever seen?

MALEFICENT
Perhaps…

WINIFRED
(Groveling.) We were wondering, your excellency, if you would help us with our last ingredient?

MALEFICENT
And that would be…?

SARAH
Frightful friends! Frightful friends—

(MALEFICENT makes thunder crack. SISTERS jump back in fear.)

MALEFICENT
Lore and legend are full of villainous fiends. I suppose for such an occasion, I could conjure a few…

WINIFRED
I knew we would see eye to eye!

MALEFICENT
Listen well, all of you. If it is frightful friends that you request, each incantation calls forth a guest.

(EVIL QUEEN enters from the castle.)

MALEFICENT
Come now, oh queen by power and right. Bring poison apples, and give us a fright!

(EVIL QUEEN hands a poison apple to a CHORUS member, who gives it to MARY to put in the cauldron.)

WINIFRED
Poison apple!

(HADES enters from the castle.)

MALEFICENT
From the underworld’s ungodly domain, we call forth the ruler of death and disdain.

(HADES summons fire and hands a fate’s eye up to the SISTERS at the cauldron.)

WINIFRED
Fate’s eye!

(CRUELLA DE VIL enters from the castle.)

MALEFICENT
Come and inspire, with devious thoughts, a desire for furs—all covered in spots!

(CRUELLA DE VIL hands a bone up to the SISTERS.)

WINIFRED
Dog bone!

(CAPTAIN HOOK enters from the castle.)

MALEFICENT
Impress us, oh pirate from a faraway land. Strike fear in our hearts with a hook for a hand!

(CAPTAIN HOOK hands a clock up to the SISTERS.)

WINIFRED
Ticking clock!

(JAFAR enters from the castle.)

MALEFICENT
We invite and compel here a slithering snake, with a sorcerer’s power to give but not take!

(JAFAR passes a golden scarab beetle up to the SISTERS.)

WINIFRED
Scarab beetle!!

(LADY TREMAINE enters from the castle.)

MALEFICENT
Enter, good lady—by thee we are graced. Though manners be proper, they are but two-faced.

(LADY TREMAINE passes a large key to the SISTERS.)

WINIFRED
Golden key! (Walks down from the cauldron.) I have never seen so many frightful friends in one place.

MARY
Is this what it feels like to be popular?

WINIFRED
The potion is almost complete. It’s just missing one last thing—the hair of an innocent. (Looks left and right.) No, none of you? Imagine…

SARAH (Luring a CHORUS member)
Come little children,
I’ll take thee away.

WINIFRED
Oh, hello. I’ll be needing this! (Plucks a hair from the CHORUS member.) Thank you!

(SISTERS run up to the cauldron and add the hair. A gush of smoke erupts. WINIFRED cackles.)

WINIFRED
The Hocus Pocus Party Potion is complete. It’s time to party!

SARAH
But Winnie, what about them? (Points to the audience.)

WINIFRED
Leave our not-so-scary friends to me.

(Music begins.)

WINIFRED
I put a spell on you, and now you’re mine.
You can’t stop the things I do—I ain’t lyin’.
It’s been 300 years, right down to the day.
Now the witch is back, and there’s “heck” to pay.
I put a spell on you, and now you’re mine!

(Music picks up and CHORUS begins dancing. MARY and SARAH step up to microphone stands.)

WINIFRED
Hello, friends! My name’s Winifred—what’s yours?
I put a spell on you, and now you’re gone!

MARY, SARAH, AND CHORUS
Gone, gone, gone! So long!

WINIFRED
My whammy fell on you, and it was strong.

MARY, SARAH, AND CHORUS
So strong, so strong, so strong!

WINIFRED
Your wretched little lives have all been cursed.
‘Cause of all the witches working, I’m the worst!

MARY, SARAH, AND CHORUS
Oooh, woo!

WINIFRED
I put a spell on you, and now you’re mine!

MARY, SARAH, AND CHORUS
Watch out! Watch out! Watch out! Watch out!
She ain’t lyin’!

WINIFRED
If you don’t believe, you better get superstitious
Ask my sisters—

MARY AND SARAH
Ooh, she’s vicious!

WINIFRED
Photo op!

WINIFRED
I put a spell on you—
A wicked spell!
I put a spell on you—
Time to bewitch them!

MARY
Gonna party all night.

SARAH
It’s the witching hour!

SISTERS AND CHORUS
Ah say ento pi alpha mabi upendi
Ah say ento pi alpha mabi upendi
Ah say ento pi alpha mabi upendi
Ah say ento pi alpha mabi upendi
In comma coriyama
In comma coriyama
Hey, hey, high, high

WINIFRED
We shall dance!

(Dance break, including solos from all the VILLAINS.)

WINIFRED
I put a spell on you, and now you’re gone!

MARY, SARAH, AND CHORUS
Gone, gone, gone! So long!

WINIFRED
My whammy fell on you, and it was strong.

MARY, SARAH, AND CHORUS
So strong, so strong, so strong!

WINIFRED
Your wretched little lives have all been cursed.
‘Cause of all the witches working, I’m the worst!

MARY, SARAH, AND CHORUS
Oooh, woo!

WINIFRED
I put a spell on you—
A wicked spell!
I put a spell on you—

SISTERS AND CHORUS
Ah say ento pi alpha mabi upendi
Ah say ento pi alpha mabi upendi
In comma coriyama
In comma coriyama
Hey, hey, high, high,
Say bye-bye!
Bye-bye!

(Song ends. Applause.)

WINIFRED
Now wasn’t that fun? Now go, all of you, and run amok!

SARAH
Amok! Amok amok amok amok—

WINIFRED
(Addresses VILLAINS as they start to exit.) Thank you, frightful friends! Hades, Queen, Cruella, etc. Boogie Man. Dr. Facilier, it’s been a pleasure. (VILLAINS finish exiting.) Sisters, we shall fly.

MARY
We didn’t bring our brooms…

WINIFRED
Then we shall walk!

SISTERS
Bye-bye, bye-bye!

(Music ends. Applause. SISTERS exit.)

THACKERY BINKS (VOICEOVER)
Now go forth, and party until the witching hour returns. Fare thee well, friends. Happy All Hallows’ Eve!

(Show ends.)

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Carousel of Progress (Magic Kingdom) – Current Version (1994-Present) – Act IV

*Sung lyrics in bold.

(Theatre begins to rotate from Act III.)

FATHER & CHORUS
There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow
Shining at the end of every day.
There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow,
And tomorrow is just a dream away.

Man has a dream and that’s the start.
He follows his dream with mind and heart.

PATRICIA
And when it becomes a reality…

GRANDPA
It’s a dream come true for you and me.

FAMILY
So there’s a great big beautiful tomorrow
Shining at the end of every day.

FATHER
There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow…

FAMILY
Just a dream away.

(Theatre finishes rotating.)

FATHER (Spoken)
Isn’t it a pleasant holiday? Oh, turkey’s in the oven, it’s peaceful and quiet.

JIMMY (Playing virtual reality game)
Yes! Three hundred points, my best score yet! 

SARAH
Well, it was peaceful until Santa brought that new virtual reality space pilot game.

(JIMMY’s viewfinder lifts.)

JIMMY
Your turn Grandma. Let’s switch the image over to the TV so the resident flying ace can show you how it works.

(GRANDMA’s viewfinder goes down as the TV comes on to show the game.)

JIMMY
Now, it’s a little tricky. Just use your game glove to fly behind the other guy and blast him with your laser blaster!

GRANDMA
Laser blaster? Well, I’ll give it a try.

JIMMY
Take a look around Grandma. You’re in the ship!

GRANDMA
Feels like I’m really there!

JIMMY
Okay, get ready, you’re about to blast off!

GRANDMA
Here goes nothin’.

(The ship on the TV blasts off an passes a ship. The game continues.)

JIMMY
All right, here he comes! Ooh, you missed him!

SARAH (Looking up from laptop computer)
Hey everybody, I’m done programming our new voice activation system. 

FATHER
Now all our household items will do anything we tell ’em to do.

GRANDPA
Great, tell the refrigerator to bring me a root beer.

SARAH
(Chuckles.) Well, it can’t quite do that. But I’ll show you something it can do. (To Computer.) Tree lights, thirty percent brighter.

(The lights brighten and the family reacts.)

GRANDPA
Aw, that’s no big deal. Anybody can do that voice activatin’ stuff. Watch this. (To ROVER.) Rover, speak!

(ROVER barks.)

SARAH
John, the oven should respond to your voice commands now. Give it a try!

FATHER
Ah, okay, here goes. Temperature to 375.

OVEN
Temperature increased to 375. 

PATRICIA
Look at that! It even talks back.

FATHER
Reminds me of certain people I know.

PATRICIA
Yeah right, Dad!

JIMMY (to GRANDMA as he watches her play the game)
You’re gonna lose him, Grandma! Bank to the right!

PATRICIA
Remember Dad’s turkey last year?

GRANDPA
Yeah, that thing really smoked up the place when it burned, didn’t it? 

PATRICIA
We ended up microwaving frozen pizzas.

SARAH
Well, no need to worry about the turkey this year. Not with an oven that will do anything your father tells it to do.

JIMMY (to GRANDMA)
Ooh! Good shot! 

GRANDMA
Did you see that?!

JIMMY
Dad, Grandma’s up to 550 points!

FATHER
Did you say 550? Hey, she’s getting the hang of that thing.

OVEN (Unnoticed by FAMILY)
Temperature increased to 550.

GRANDPA
I can’t believe all the new gadgets they’ve got now. Do you know in my day—

PATRICIA
Oh no! You’re not going to tell us about the old days when you didn’t even have a car phone.

GRANDPA
(Chuckles.) Hey Trish, for a while we didn’t even have a house phone. Not to mention laser discs and hi-def TV. Everything is automated these days, including…

(Toilet flushes offstage.)

GRANDPA
Well, including that.

UNCLE ORVILLE (Offstage)
No privacy at all around this place!

GRANDPA
Sorry, Orville. Anyway, you guys don’t know how good you’ve got it nowadays.

SARAH
You know, my grandpa told me the very same thing when I was a kid.

GRANDMA (to the game)
Take that you nincompoop!

JIMMY
Hey check it out, Dad. Grandma’s up to 975 points.

FATHER
Wow—975!

OVEN
Temperature increased to 975. (Begins beeping.) Overload! Overload! Command overload!

SARAH
John, what’s wrong with the oven?

FATHER
What? Uh…

(Oven door slams open and smokes.)

OVEN
Bake Mode complete. Enjoy your meal.

PATRICIA
Anyone for pizza?

SARAH
Oh, another Christmas turkey ruined.

(ROVER whimpers. GRANDMA’s game ends and her viewfinder lifts.)

GRANDMA
Man, what a game! I really smoked those guys. Looks like I’m resident flying ace now.

JIMMY
Best two out of three Grandma?

GRANDMA
Later kid! Boy that was fun. What will they think up next?

PATRICIA
Who knows? We’ve got a whole new century waiting for us out there.

SARAH
Yeah, and maybe sometime in the new century, your father will learn how to talk to our oven.

FATHER
Well, maybe by then ovens will read our minds. But hey, as long as we’re all here and happy and together for the holidays, who cares if I burned our Christmas turkey?

GRANDMA
I do! I’m starving.

(FAMILY laughs.)

JIMMY
Don’t worry, Dad. Someday, everything’s going to be so automated, you won’t ever have to cook another Christmas turkey again.

(Theatre begins to rotate to exit.)

FAMILY
There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow
Shining at the end of every day.
There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow,
And tomorrow is just a dream away.

SARAH
Man has a dream and that’s the start.

FATHER
He follows his dream with mind and heart.

CHORUS
And when it becomes a reality,
It’s a dream come true for you and me.

So there’s a great big beautiful tomorrow
Shining at the end of every day.
There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow,
Just a dream away.

(Theatre finishes rotating.)

NARRATOR
Thank you for joining us on Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress. We hope you’ve enjoyed this tribute to the 1964 Carousel of Progress from the New York World’s Fair. Please gather all your personal belongings and exit through the doors located at the back of the theatre. Have a great big beautiful day, and remember, tomorrow is just a dream away.

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Carousel of Progress (Magic Kingdom) – Current Version (1994-Present) – Act III

*Sung lyrics in bold.

(Theatre begins to rotate from Act II.)

FATHER & CHORUS
There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow
Shining at the end of every day.
There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow,
And tomorrow is just a dream away.

Man has a dream and that’s the start.
He follows his dream with mind and heart.

And when it becomes a reality,
It’s a dream come true for you and me.

So there’s a great big beautiful tomorrow
Shining at the end of every day.
There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow,
Just a dream away.

(Theatre finishes rotating.)

FATHER
Well, it’s another Halloween here in the fabulous forties. Everything is better than ever now. And we’ve got some amazing new wonders around the house to prove it. For instance, our refrigerator holds more food than ice cubes. And thanks to our automatic dishwasher, I don’t have to dry the dishes anymore after supper. Gives Rover and I more time to enjoy our evening stroll together.

(ROVER barks.)

FATHER
(Chuckles.) Later boy. (To Audience.) Oh, and here’s something else that’s new. I just heard a new term today on the radio. Fella says we’ve go something now called the “rat race.” Did you ever hear that one? Sure describes my life. I’m involved in something now called “commuting.” I drive into the city for work all day and then turn right around and drive all the way back. And the highway is crowded with fellow rats doing the same thing!

GRANDMA (Offstage)
That’s what they call progress dear.

FATHER
(Laughs.) I guess she’s right. But we do have television—when it works. Gives you something to do after you come home. I kind of like it, y’know? Guy named John Cameron Swayze gives us all the news, and then they have all this singing and dancing. A lot of fluff, but it’s fun.

(Lights come up on right diorama, which shows GRANDMA watching the TV while GRANDPA naps.)

FATHER
You know, I predict the day when millions of people will learn Latin and Greek sitting in front of their TV sets.

GRANDMA (to GRANDPA)
Are you awake dear?

(GRANDPA snores, so GRANDMA changes the channel to a boxing match.) 

GRANDMA (to TV)
Give him a left you big lug!

(Lights out on diorama.)

FATHER
Ah yes, a new age of electronic civilization is upon us!

(Lights up on left diorama, revealing JIMMY wearing a werewolf costume and carving a pumpkin.)

JIMMY
Hey dad, what do you think of my jack-o-lantern? 

FATHER (Mock fear)
Oh! Boy is that scary!

JIMMY
That’s ’cause I used my beautiful sister Patty’s picture for a model! (Snickers.)

(ROVER barks.)

FATHER
Down Rover! (To JIMMY.) Jim, Rover appreciates your joke.

SARAH (Offstage)
Now, you’re always kidding poor Patty! She’s certainly prettier than either of you.

(JIMMY howls and ROVER joins in. Lights out on left diorama and up on right diorama to reveal PATRICIA using vibrating exercise machine and talking on the phone.)

FATHER
Ya hear that? My daughter Patty is using that old exercise machine she rescued from the attic. Was all the rage in the twenties. Grandma, of course, had to have one. Didn’t work then; doesn’t work now. (Chuckles.) Consistent at least. Makes a lot of noise and blows fuses. 

PATRICIA (Shaky voice from machine)
As I was saying, Babs, I think college is really swell! You should give it a try!

BABS (On the phone)
Oh Patty, are you going to the Halloween party tonight? 

PATRICIA
Oh, yes! And I’m hoping to lose a few more inches by then since I’m going with that dreamboat, Wilfred.

BABS
Wilfred?! What a slug!

PATRICIA
He’s coming as the headless horseman.

BABS
(Laughs.) It fits. 

PATRICIA
Come on Babs! That clodhopper Howard you’re going with is no Cracker Jack prize!

(Lights out on diorama.)

FATHER
Oh poor Howard. I wonder what they said about me when I was dating Sarah.

(Cuckoo clock chimes and ROVER barks.)

FATHER
(Chuckles.) You’re lucky, Rover—you don’t have to date. Well, we’re caught up in the do-it-yourself craze these days. We’re remodeling our basement as something called a “rumpus room.” And we’re looking forward to a few rumpuses, I tell you—as long as they don’t get out of hand.

(Lights up on SARAH behind the left scrim. She stands on a ladder putting up wallpaper while a food mixer stirs paint.)

SARAH
John, this papering is getting out of hand. I could use a little help!

FATHER
Now Sarah, didn’t I set up that clever automatic paint stirring machine for you?

SARAH
Yes John, you’re a genius… Of course this will ruin my food mixer—not that you’d care.

(Lights begin to fade on the diorama as the mixer gets louder and faster.)

FATHER
Oh, good old Sarah. Always the last laugh.

(The food mixer gets to its loudest and SARAH shrieks. ROVER barks.)

FATHER
What happened Sarah?!

SARAH
Oh, you and your progress! That paint mixer of yours just sloshed paint across my rump—er, rumpus… room.

FATHER
(Chuckles.) Now, how do you like that? I always say, if you’re going to be married, marry a girl with a sense of humor. Well, it’s time to move on. Let’s cheer up Sarah by singing our song. Come on. Everybody!

(Theatre begins to rotate to Act IV.)

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Carousel of Progress (Magic Kingdom) – Current Version (1994-Present) – Act II

*Sung lyrics in bold.

(Theatre begins to rotate from Act I.)

FATHER & CHORUS
There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow
Shining at the end of every day.
There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow,
And tomorrow is just a dream away.

Man has a dream and that’s the start.
He follows his dream with mind and heart.

And when it becomes a reality,
It’s a dream come true for you and me.

So there’s a great big beautiful tomorrow
Shining at the end of every day.
There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow,
Just a dream away.

(Theatre finishes rotating.)

FATHER
Whew, boy, hottest Fourth of July we’ve had in years. We’ve come a long way, though, since the turn of the century over twenty-some-odd years ago. You know that pilot fella, Charles Lindberg? He’s about to fly a single-winged airplane all the way across the Atlantic. (Chuckles.) He’s never gonna make it. And sports stadiums are springing up all over. And boy, nobody hits that old horse hide like that new fella, Babe Ruth. Jazz music is the cat’s meow, and there’s been ads in the paper for months for a movie starring Al Jolson—and he’s going to talk! And sing! Boy, I’ve gotta see that. (Car horn sounds outside.) 
Hahaha. There goes Schwartz in his Hupmobile. He sure loves that horn. You know, in my new Essex, I’ve got an electric starter—now I don’t have to crank! We can travel from New York to Los Angeles by train in only three days. And we’ve got a house full of new electrical servants. Mr. Edison sure added life to our home. (All the appliances in the house come to life. To machines.) Whoa there! You’ll blow a fuse! (Lights in the house go dark.) Drat! That’s the third one this week. I buy fuses by the case. (Lights outside the windows go dark.) Uh oh. And I’ve blown the whole neighborhood again!

NEIGHBOR WOMAN
Henry! He did it again! Go over and give that neighbor of ours what for!

(ROVER growls.)

FATHER
Easy, Rover. (Calling offstage.) Jimmy! Hurry up with that fuse!

JIMMY (Offstage) 
Shucks. Every time he has company, he blows a fuse. And guess who always has to change it.

FATHER
I heard that young man! I heard that!

(Lights come back on. They also reveal SARAH behind the right scrim. She is dressed in colonial garb and is sewing a costume.)

SARAH
Oh, well that’s more like it. John, yours is the last costume I’ve got to finish before the parade starts.

FATHER
Sarah’s ladies’ club is responsible for our town’s Fourth of July celebration tonight. She’s got us all roped into performing in their program, and I—

SARAH (Interrupting)
And I’ve decided that we’re going as George and Martha Washington, dear. 

FATHER
Oh, the father of our country! (Chuckles.) That’s a role that really fits me! You know, I—

SARAH (Interrupting)
I’m so glad we installed an electric light fixture here on the porch, because it’s just too darn hot to be sewing inside.

FATHER
Yes Sarah. You know, next year I’d like to go as Benedict Arnold! (Chuckles.)  I—

SARAH (Interrupting)
Wait until you see what I’ve got planned for the fireworks show tonight.

(ROVER barks.)

FATHER
Rover! Don’t interrupt, while Sarah’s interrupting.

SARAH
And guess who volunteered to choose the music for the program?

(Lights out on right diorama and up on left diorama, where JIMMY is standing next to the radio and GRANDPA sits in the chair.)

JIMMY
I did, Pop! Listen to this!

(JIMMY turns on the radio, which plays “Stars and Stripes Forever.”)

FATHER
Oh, that’s a nice tune, Jimmy. (To Audience.) Y’know, with our new Crosley radio set, we can get news and big-time entertainment from all over the country. Even Pittsburgh!

RADIO ANNOUNCER
People are starting to arrive downtown for a spectacular Fourth of July parade and fireworks event tonight. Mayor Reed said…

(RADIO dies down and lights out on left diorama. FATHER addresses right diorama, which is still dark.)

FATHER
Oh, Patricia.

PATRICIA
Yes Father?

FATHER
Better get a move on! The radio says people are arriving downtown.

PATRICIA
Do I really have to go?

(PATRICIA is revealed behind right scrim wearing a Statue of Liberty costume.)

PATRICIA
If my new boyfriend Theodore sees me in this, it’ll scare him away! 

FATHER
(Chuckles.) Well dear, if that happens, you’ll always have that torch you can carry for him. (Laughs.)

(ROVER growls exasperatedly.)

PATRICIA
Oh, father!

(Lights out on right diorama.)

FATHER
Calm down Rover. I was only kidding! (To Audience.) By the way, we have indoor plumbing now! Oh boy, that’s really great on cold nights. Especially for our perennial houseguest, old Uncle Orville.

(Lights up on left diorama, where UNCLE ORVILLE sits in the bathtub wearing an Uncle Sam hat. He has a fan blowing on him over the top of a large block of ice.)

FATHER
Uncle Orville’s taken over the coolest spot in the house, of course, and he’s rigged up a real clever contraption. He calls it “air cooling.” Hmph. Too bad he’s not reading the help wanted ads.

(Lights out on diorama.)

UNCLE ORVILLE (Offstage)
No privacy at all around this place!

FATHER
Sorry, Orville. (To Audience.) You know, considering all the—

SARAH (Offstage)
John, costume’s ready!

FATHER
Oh, coming Martha! (To Audience.) As I was saying, considering all the conveniences we now have, I’ll say that we’re really on Easy Street these days. It just can’t get any better! Just goes to show that…

(Theatre begins to rotate to Act III.)

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Carousel of Progress (Magic Kingdom) – Current Version (1994-Present) – Act I

*Sung lyrics in bold.

(Theatre begins rotating from Preshow.)

CHORUS
There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow
Shining at the end of every day.
There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow,
And tomorrow is just a dream away.

Man has a dream and that’s the start.
He follows his dream with mind and heart.

FATHER & CHORUS
And when it becomes a reality,
It’s a dream come true for you and me.

So there’s a great big beautiful tomorrow
Shining at the end of every day.
There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow,
Just a dream away. 

(Birds chirping.)

FATHER (Spoken)
Yeah, it looks like the robins are getting ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day today. What year is it? Oh, right around the turn of the century. And believe me, things couldn’t be any better than they are today. Yes sir, buildings are towering now as high as twenty stories. And moving pictures flicker up on a big screen. We have almost 8,000 automobiles in this country, and we can travel by train from New York to California in less than seven days! And I even hear tell about two brothers from North Carolina who are working on some kind of flying contraption. (Chuckles.) It’ll never work. Closer to home, we’ve now got gas lamps, a telephone, and the latest design in cast-iron stoves. And that reservoir keeps five gallons of water hot all day on just three buckets of coal. Oh boy, it sure beats chopping wood. And isn’t our new icebox a beauty? Look at that! Holds 50 pounds of ice. 
Milk doesn’t sour as quick as it used to. And our dog Rover here keeps the water in the drip pan from overflowing. It wasn’t too long ago we had to carry water from a well. And thanks to progress, we’ve got a pump right here in the kitchen. Of course, we keep a bucket of water handy to prime it with. Yes sir, we’ve got everything we need to make life easier.

(SARAH and YOUNGER DAUGHTER appear behind left scrim.)

FATHER
Say, mother?

SARAH
Mmm?

FATHER
I was reading about a fellow named Tom Edison who’s working on an idea for snap-on electric lights.

SARAH
Electric lights? No more kerosine! No more gas!

FATHER
(Chuckles.) Sarah sure gets to the core of the apple.

SARAH
But we do have this new washday marvel. Now, it takes me only five hours to do the wash. Imagine, it used to take two days.

FATHER
Oh, that’s right folks. Now Sarah has time for other things, like—

SARAH
Like canning and cleaning the oven?

FATHER
Yes dear.

SARAH
Well ovens just don’t clean themselves, you know, dear.

FATHER
I know dear. (Chuckles.) And they probably never will!

SARAH
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got to get the laundry off the line before it starts raining cats and dogs.

(ROVER barks. Blackout on left diorama.)

FATHER
Ah, don’t worry Rover. She didn’t mean real dogs. Besides, it’s not going to rain today. My lumbago isn’t acting up.

(Lightning and thunder outside as rain begins to fall.)

SARAH (Offstage)
I hate to say I told you so.

FATHER
Oh, look at it come down! All you have to do is put your wash on the line, right? Oh well, the cistern was low anyway.

(JIMMY appears behind right scrim, looking at stereoscope.)

JIMMY
Wowee! Look at that!

FATHER
Now James, I thought I told you to ask my permission before using my new stereoscope. That’s not a toy you know!

JIMMY
Ooh-la-la! So that’s Little Egypt doing the hoochie-koochie, eh Dad?

FATHER
Isn’t she a knockout? She’s the star of the new World’s Fair in St. Louis, and—(clears throat) now you put that away before your mother finds it.

JIMMY
Aw, Dad…

FATHER
You heard me!

(Blackout on diorama.)

FATHER
Well, we have one of those new talking machines. Now that is something. It plays music right here in our home.

(Lights up on left diorama, when GRANDMA sits listening to phonograph with her PARROT.)

RADIO (Singing)
There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow
Shining at the end of every day.

PARROT
(Squawk) She keeps that thing going all day long. (Squawk) Progress! (Squawk. Whistle).

(Lights out on left diorama as they come up on right diorama, where PATRICIA is sitting, half dressed.)

PATRICIA
Oh, papa!

FATHER
Yes Patricia?

PATRICIA
Papa! All these people! I’m… I’m indecent!

FATHER
(Chuckles.) Don’t worry, Patricia. They’re friends. (To Audience.) That’s our teenage daughter. She’s getting ready to go to a Valentine’s dance across town, on one of those new horseless trolleys.

PATRICIA
I think it’s very romantic you’re taking mother out for Valentine’s dinner this evening.

FATHER
Well, you know what kind of sport I am.

PATRICIA
I only hope I have an evening as romantic as yours and mother’s.

FATHER (Sternly)
Now you be home by nine o’clock, daughter. You hear me?

PATRICIA (Dejectedly) 
Yes papa.

(Lights out on diorama.)

FATHER
Well, with all this talking, I’ve worked up quite a thirst. I think I’ll take one of those new-fangled trolleys down to the drugstore soda fountain and meet the boys for a cold sarsaparilla. Oh, haha, I’m sorry, I forgot—we’re drinking root beer now! Same kind of thing, different name. Well, that’s progress for you. And, uh, speaking of progress…

(Theatre begins to rotate to Act II.)

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Carousel of Progress (Magic Kingdom) – Current Version (1994-Present) – Preshow

*Sung lyrics in bold.

(Queue video)

(Music plays over Carousel of Progress logo)

RICHARD SHERMAN, ROBERT SHERMAN, & WALT DISNEY
There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow
Shining at the end of every day.
There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow,
And tomorrow is just a dream away.

RICHARD SHERMAN
Man has a dream, and that’s the start.
He follows his dream with mind and heart.
And when it becomes a reality,
It’s a dream come true for you and me.

RICHARD SHERMAN, ROBERT SHERMAN, & WALT DISNEY
So there’s a great big beautiful tomorrow
Shining at the end of every day
There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow,
Just a dream away.

WALT DISNEY
Well, sounds pretty good—in fact, that’s just the right spirit. Our songwriters, Dick and Bob Sherman of the Walt Disney Studio. The Sherman brothers have written many of the wonderful songs for our motion pictures and television shows, and I think this song—written especially for you—captures the spirit of the General Electric Pavilion at the New York World’s Fair. Thanks boys! Say goodbye to the folks.

RICHARD AND ROBERT SHERMAN (Exiting)
Bye-bye.

WALT DISNEY
Well, “a beautiful tomorrow, just a dream away.” That say’s we’re going places. There’s progress ahead, and that’s just the mood we want for the whole pavilion. Here, for example, is a scale model of the General Electric Carousel Theatre—a theatre in which the audience itself moves in their seats around the stages. The actors? Well, they’re not real people, but they are a talented and interesting cast. We call them audio-animatronic figures, and they talk and act like human beings. The Carousel Theatre will present a warm and entertaining portrayal of how life has changed through electrical energy. The same kind of exciting and unique entertainment is what we’re planning for every area of the General Electric Pavilion. So, see you at the fair, and remember…

RICHARD SHERMAN, ROBERT SHERMAN, & WALT DISNEY (Singing)
There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow…

REX ALLEN (Voiceover)
Hello, I’m Rex Allen. And I had the honor of performing in that original show some 30 years ago. While the show has changed, its spirt of progress is a living tribute to the man who first created it—Walt Disney.

(Music plays over Carousel of Progress logo)

REX ALLEN (Voiceover)
Welcome to Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress. You may not know it, but this show was originally created for the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Designed as part of the Progressland Pavilion, Walt’s idea for this show revolved around the idea of creating a warm and entertaining portrayal of how progress has made our lives better—from the turn of the century to then-modern-day 1960s. Now, since visitors to the World’s Fairs always expect to see the latest innovations, Walt created a revolutionary theatre in the round, where the audience literally moved around the stages and performers. And these were no ordinary performers either. They were the latest innovation in animation from Walt Disney—which he called “audio-animatronics.” Walt and his Imagineers created a cast of 32 talented performers for the show, and what made these actors so unique is that they could perform nonstop all day long without ever taking a break. The whole cast was assembled for a dress rehearsal just two months before Opening Day at the fair. Walt and his crew had to work around the clock to get the show finished on time.

WALT DISNEY
This is the stage for Act I of the Carousel Theatre of Progress. Stages for the other acts are being assembled at other places in the studio for a complete audio-animatronic dress rehearsal. Now this contraption here might look like something from outer space, but it’s actually a control harness for programming the actions and gestures of our audio-animatronic figures. Should we show ’em how it works?

IMAGINEER
Ready, Walt.

WALT DISNEY
This is the Carousel Theatre host. Whatever the man in the harness does, this figure will respond simultaneously in the same manner. Would you care for a light? (Goes to light the FATHER’s pipe) I don’t think we better. (Blows out match) No smoking on stage. He can, oh, read the newspaper. (To FATHER) How about showin’ ’em how you read the newspaper? What’s the date of that thing? (To camera) 1890! The operator of the control harness has to be a bit of a ham actor, as you can see. Now, you know, all of the operator’s actions are recorded on tape. Now let’s hear the theme song of the Carousel Theatre.

FATHER
There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow
Shining at the end of every day.

REX ALLEN (Voiceover)
Since its debut at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, the Carousel of Progress has been seen by more people than any other show in American history. I’m Rex Allen, and I had the honor of performing in that original show over 30 years ago. And while the show has changed over the years, it continues to entertain audiences today. An ongoing tribute to one man, who never stood in the way of progress—Walt Disney.

WALT DISNEY (to ASSISTANT)
Are you tailing me or something?

ASSISTANT
Ooh, yes, you might say so. There’s two things Walt. First, Mrs. Disney called. She wants to know, since you didn’t make it home for Christmas, do you think you can by Easter?

WALT DISNEY
Tell her I doubt it. But I will see her at the fair.

(Guests move into Carousel Theatre.)

NARRATOR
Welcome to Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress. Ah, you’re in for a real treat. The Carousel of Progress was Walt’s own idea from beginning to end—he loved it. He introduced the show at the World’s Fair in New York City in 1964, and it was an immediate smash hit. Millions of people came to see it, and since then, the Carousel of Progress has had more performances than any other stage show in the history of American theatre. You know, Walt loved the idea of progress, and he loved the American family. And he himself was probably as American as anyone could possibly be. He thought it would be fun to watch the American family go through the 20th century, experiencing all new wonders as they came. And he put them together in a show called Carousel of Progress, which we are now about to see. Although our Carousel family has experienced a few changes over the years, our show still revolves around the same theme—and that’s progress. May the century begin.

(Theatre begins rotating and stops in Act I room.)

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Finding Nemo: The Musical (Disney’s Animal Kingdom) – Part 4

*Sung lyrics in bold.

(Continued from Part 3. Curtains close on E.A.C. MARLIN and DORY ad lib.)

MARLIN
Now, on to the harbour!

DORY
Uh, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney, right?

MARLIN
Yep, we just gotta swim straight.

DORY
Oh, hey—How ’bout we play a game?!

MARLIN
Okay…

DORY
Okay! I’m… thinkin’ of something orange and small…

MARLIN
It’s me.

DORY
Right! Okay! Ooh, it’s orange and small.

MARLIN
It’s me.

DORY
Okay, Mr. Smarty Pants.

MARLIN
Mm-hmm.

DORY
Now, it’s orange and small with white stripes.

MARLIN
It’s me. And the next one—just a guess—me!

DORY
Okay, that’s just scary.

(Blackout. Lights up on OCTOPUS MOM and her OCTOPUS BABY.)

OCTOPUS MOM
Did you hear about that poor little clownfish father whose son was taken from the reef?

OCTOPUS BABY
Mom? Mom? Mom? Mommy? Moooom??!

OCTOPUS MOM
Not now, sweetie!! Mommy’s only got eight hands!

(Blackout. Lights up on two LOBSTERS with Boston accents.)

LOBSTER #1
He went to three ferocious sharks. He’s wicked scared. But what does he do? He goes and blows ’em up!

LOBSTER #2
Wow! Now that’s a tale!

LOBSTER #1
(Referencing his tail.) Why, thank you!

LOBSTER #2
I, uh, didn’t mean it that way…

(Blackout. Lights up on two sword-fighting SWORDFISH.)

SWORDFISH #1
I heard he went face to face with a jellyfish.

SWORDFISH #2
You heard incorrectly old chap. It was an entire jellyfish forest.

SWORDFISH #1
Be that as it may, he escaped unharmed.

SWORDFISH #2
He may have, my good man. But will you?

SWORDFISH #1
Touche.

(Blackout. Lights up on two flying PENGUINS.)

PENGUIN #1
And then this whale comes along and takes him straight to Sydney Harbour and shoots him out his spout! Isn’t that amazing?

PENGUIN #2:
That is amazing! Wait a minute. We’re penguins… We can’t fly!

PENGUINS (Falling)
Ahhhhh!!!!

(Curtain opens on the tank.)

NIGEL
Nemo! Nemo! Your dad’s been fighting the entire ocean looking for you!

NEMO
My father? Really?

NIGEL
He’s travelled hundreds of miles! He’s made friends with whales and sea turtles! And he’s battled sharks and jellyfish!

NEMO
Sharks? That can’t be him.

NIGEL
Sure it is. It’s Marlin, the little clownfish from the reef!

NEMO
Whoa!
That’s my dad!
I knew all along!
Underneath he’s really brave and strong.
He’s on his way now,
And I’m so glad
Of all the fish in the ocean,
That’s my dad!

NIGEL
Word is, he’s in Sydney Harbour right now! I’ll go find him!

(A net reaches into the tank.)

GILL
Nemo! Look out!

NEMO
Gill! Help me!

GILL
Everybody jump in!

(The TANK GANG all gets into the net.)

TANK GANG
Together!
We swim together!

(The net is taken away.)

Yay!

(Theme from Psycho plays and Darla is seen.)

TANK GANG
Oh no! Darla!

(Theme from Psycho plays again. A plastic bag goes into the tank and traps NEMO.)

NEMO
Gill!

(Theme from Psycho plays again.)

P. SHERMAN
Happy birthday, Darla.

DARLA
Fishy!

NIGEL
Nemo! I found your father!

MARLIN (Entering)
Nemo?!

DARLA
Fishy! Fishy! Wake up, Fishy!

DORY
Oh no!

(NEMO goes belly-up in the bag.)

MARLIN
No!! We’re too late!

DORY
Hey, I’m so sorry.

MARLIN
It’s over. Nemo’s gone.  I couldn’t—I’m going home, now.

DORY
Wait! Where ya goin’?

MARLIN
Dory, if it wasn’t for you, I never would have made it here.  So thank you.

DORY
Wait. Stop! No one has ever stuck with me this long before. Please, don’t go away! Please.

(Sound of gurgling.)

NEMO
Whoa! Whooooaaa! (He appears from the drain.) Dad!!

MARLIN
Nemo?

NEMO
Dad!

DORY
You’re alive!! And you are…?

MARLIN
This is Dory. She helped me find you! I thought I’d lost you—I saw you belly-up!

NEMO
I wasn’t dead! I was just pretending so they would flush me down the drain!

MARLIN
Thank goodness, you’re safe.

SCHOOL OF FISH
(Entering from the drain.) Swim away! Swim away!

(DORY gets caught in a net along with several other FISH.)

DORY
Ah!! Get us out! Get us out!

(NEMO swims toward the net.)

MARLIN
Nemo! You get back here!

NEMO
I know what to do!
We have to save Dory!

MARLIN
I have to think of you!

NEMO
But I’m small enough to get in there.
Dad, I have a plan!

MARLIN
You think that you can do these things, but—
I know you can.

NEMO
Tell everybody to swim down!
Together.
Swim down together!

MARLIN
You heard my son!

MARLIN AND NEMO
Together.
We swim together.

DORY
Just keep swimming.
Just keep swimming, etc.

MARLIN AND NEMO
Together.
We swim together!

ENSEMBLE
Swim together, swim together, etc.

MARLIN
Swim down!!

NEMO
That’s my dad!

MARLIN
That’s my son!

ALL
Together.
We swim together!
Aaaahh!!

(The net breaks apart, releasing the fish.)

MARLIN
Dory, are you okay?

DORY
Yeah. Why wouldn’t I be?

(MARLIN sees NEMO unconscious on the floor.)

MARLIN
Nemo? It’s okay. Daddy’s here. Daddy’s got you.

(NEMO coughs and wakes up.)

NEMO
Daddy?!

MARLIN
Nemo!!!

NEMO
I don’t hate you.

MARLIN
Oh, no. No! I’m so sorry, Nemo. Hey, guess what?! I met a sea turtle and he was a hundred and fifty.

NEMO
A hundred and fifty?! But Sandy Plankton said that—

MARLIN
Sandy Plankton?! Do you think after what I’ve been through, I don’t know as much as Sandy Plankton?

NEMO
So tell me, Dad,
What’s it like to cross an entire sea?

MARLIN
Well, son I don’t know.
Let’s go home together,
Then you’ll tell me.

DORY
Wanna make it three?

LITTLE FISH (Entering)
Time for school! Time for school!

DORY
I go to school?

MARLIN
Not really.

MR. RAY (Entering)
Climb aboard explorers!

MARLIN
Now, go and get some knowledge!

DORY
And come home when you’re done.

NEMO
Don’t worry—I’ll be careful!

MARLIN
But remember to have fun!

MR. RAY
Everybody, find a buddy!
Nemo, that means you.

NEMO
Wait!
There’s something I forgot to do.

(Swims back to MARLIN.)

Love ya, Dad!

MARLIN
I love you too, Son. Now go have an adventure!

ALL
In the big, blue world,
We’re gonna go explore!
In the big, blue world.
Things we’ve never seen before!
What’s waiting out there,
We can never know!
In the big, blue world—

We’re ready to go!
(In the big, blue world!)
We’re ready to go!
(In the big, blue world!)
We’re ready to go!
(In the big, blue world…)

DORY
Bye, Elmo!

MARLIN
Nemo!

NEMO:
Bye, Dory! Bye, Dad!

MARLIN
Bye, son.

(NEMO swims off. Blackout. Curtain call.)

CRUSH
Just go with the flo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-ow.

ENSEMBLE
(That’s the only way to do it. Just get on over to it.)

CRUSH
Go with the flo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-ow.

ENSEMBLE
(That’s the only way to do it. Just get on over to it.)

CRUSH
Go with the flo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-ow!

ENSEMBLE
Go with the flow!

CRUSH
When you’re raising sons and daughters,
It’s like surfin’ the muddy waters.
Whoa, whoa, whoa!

ENSEMBLE
Go with the flow.
Go with the flow.
Go with the flow!

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!

(Applause.)

ANNOUNCER
We hope you enjoyed this performance of Finding Nemo: The Musical.

SEAGULLS
Mine! Mine! Mine!

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Finding Nemo: The Musical (Disney’s Animal Kingdom) – Part 3

*Sung lyrics in bold.

(Continued from Part 2. Change of scene to somewhere in the ocean. DORY and MARLIN are both talking in their sleep.)

MARLIN
Nemo…

DORY
That sea-monkey has my money… Yes, I’m a natural blue…

MARLIN (Waking)
The mask! It’s gone! Wake up!

DORY
Ahh! I was framed! I was framed!! Good morning.

MARLIN
What’s so good about it? That mask was the only chance I had of finding my son.

DORY
Chico?

MARLIN
Nemo! His name is Nemo. And I may never see him again!

DORY
Hey, Mr. Grumpy Gills,
Life’s full of little spills.
Don’t throw your fins up in disgust!
Oh, what’s the use of floatin’ there,
Not going anywhere?
Swish your tail,
And dive on in,
And trust
That… if… you…

Just keep swimming.
Just keep swimming.
Life isn’t all that grim!

MARLIN
Ugh!

DORY:
Just keep swimming.
Just keep swimming!
What do we do?

MARLIN
We swim?

DORY
Right!
La la la la la la la la,

MARLIN
No singing.

DORY
La la la la la la la la,

MARLIN
No singing, please!

DORY
La la la la la la la!

MARLIN
Ugh! Now that song is going to be stuck in my head!

DORY
Look there’s a shiny thing!
Hey, that looks interesting.

MARLIN
Please, Dory, try to stay on task!

DORY
It says “P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney.”
Hmm, I guess it’s nothing.

MARLIN
No, Dory! That’s the mask!

DORY
Yay! We did it!

MARLIN
Yeah, but now what?
We don’t know how to get there.

DORY
So we follow our gut!

MARLIN
But—

DORY
Just keep swimming.
Just keep swimming!
Everything’ll be okay. See?
Just keep swimming.
Move your tail,
And sure enough we’ll find our way.

Oh, sometimes things look bad,
Then poof! The moment is gone.
And what do we do?

BOTH
We just keep swimming on.

DORY
To P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney!

MARLIN
Hello there! Yeah! Excuse me!

DORY:
P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney.

MARLIN:
I’m looking for my son…

DORY:
P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney!

MARLIN
Wait a minute! I’m trying to talk to you! Please!

DORY
P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney!!

MARLIN
Stop!!!

Look, you’ve been really great,
And I appreciate
All of the little things you’ve done.

DORY
Well, thanks!

MARLIN
But, perhaps I think it’s best
If you and I gave this a rest.

DORY
Huh?

MARLIN
How ’bout you stay here, while I go and find my son?

DORY
Wait!
Come back!
Don’t leave my on my own!

MARLIN
Sorry, but I really want to carry on alone!

(A school of MOONFISH enters and gathers around MARLIN threateningly.)

SOLO MOONFISH
Hey, lady. Is this guy bothering you?

DORY
I don’t remember. Were you?

MARLIN
No, no, no, no. Do you guys know how I can get to P. Sherman—

SOLO MOONFISH
Look, pal—we’re talking to the lady.

MARLIN
Fine!

DORY
Go easy on him, fellas. He lost his son, Fabio.

MARLIN
Nemo.

DORY
Hey, any of you ever heard of P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney?

MOONFISH
Sydney?
Aaaahhh!
(They form the shape of the Sydney Opera House.)

SOLO MOONFISH
What you want to do is follow the E.A.C. That’s, uh, the East Australia Current.

MOONFISH
Just keep swimming!
(Swimming, swimming!)

SOLO MOONFISH
Big current. You can’t miss it. It’s in that direction.

(MOONFISH form the shape of an arrow.)

MOONFISH
Just keep swimming!
(Swimming, swimming!)

SOLO MOONFISH
And that little baby’s gonna put you right past Sydney!

MOONFISH
It’s a big blue world out there,
That can make a fish feel small…

DORY
They’re good.

MOONFISH
But when friends point the way,
It’s not so big at all.

MARLIN
To Sydney!

MOONFISH
Aaaahh!

SOLO MOONFISH
Oh, hey, ma’am, one more thing. When you come to this trench, swim through it, not over it.

DORY
Through it, not over it. Got it!

MARLIN
I don’t like this trench one bit.
We’re swimming over it.

DORY
Something’s telling me we should swim through.

MARLIN
Why do I waste my breath?
That way leads to certain death.

DORY
Come on, partner! Trust me on this!
It’s what friends do!

MARLIN
Okay, I guess. If you say so…
Hey look—something shiny!

DORY
Where?

MARLIN
Over the trench!

DORY
Let’s go!
La la la la la

MARLIN
La la la

DORY
La la la la la

MARLIN
La la la

DORY
La la la la
(She gets stung by a small jellyfish.)
Ow ow ow ow
Owwwww!!

MARLIN
Dory! That’s a jellyfish! You’ll be all right. Let’s be thankful it was just a little one. (He notices they are surrounded by jellyfish.) Uh-oh.

DORY
Ooh, hey! Watch this! (She bounces on top of the jellyfish.) Boing! Boing! Boing!

MARLIN
Dory, I have an idea. A game.

DORY
Ooh a game! Pick me! Pick me!

MARLIN
First one out of the jellyfish without touching the tentacles wins. Ready, set, go!

DORY
Better move fast if you wanna win!

MARLIN
Just keep swimming!

DORY
Just keep swimming!

DORY AND MARLIN
Life isn’t always grim.

MARLIN
Just keep swimming!

DORY
Just keep swimming!

DORY AND MARLIN
What do we do?
We swim.

MARLIN
Just keep swimming!

DORY
Just keep swimming!

MARLIN
Just keep swimming!

DORY
This fish was built for speed.

MARLIN
Haha!
Just keep swimming!

DORY
Just keep swimming!

MARLIN
Just keep swimming.
And the clownfish takes the lead!

(DORY gets stung by several big jellyfish.)

Dory! Dory! Oh no.

DORY
Am I disqualified?

MARLIN
No. You’re actually winning. But you have to listen to me.

Just keep swimming.
Stay awake, now.
Everything will be okay.
Just stay with me
‘Til we get to

DORY
42 Wallaby Way

MARLIN
Right.
Sometimes things look bad,
Then poof, the moment is gone.
And what do we do?

DORY
We just… keep… swimming…

(Both DORY and MARLIN falls unconscious. Applause. Change of scene to the tank.)

GILL
Heya, Sharkbait.

NEMO
I’m so sorry I ruined your plan, Gill. I couldn’t jam the filter, and now we’ll never get out.

GILL
Never say “never,” kid. There’s other ways out of this place. Remember, all drains lead to the ocean. We got a sink right there, and a toilet over there.

NEMO
Ew.

GILL
Besides, you got your dad out there looking for you. I bet he’s on his way right now.

NEMO
Not my dad,
He’s not brave enough.
He’s afraid of whales and sharks and stuff.
He’s prob’ly angry
Cause I was bad.
I’m sure that he’s not coming,
Not my dad.

(Applause. Curtains close. Psychedelic lights and music.)

ENSEMBLE
Dude.
Focus dude.
Dude.

(Curtains open on the E.A.C., where CRUSH carries MARLIN on his back. MARLIN wakes up, groaning.)

CRUSH
He lives!

MARLIN
What happened?

CRUSH
You took on the jellies, mini man. You saved Little Blue!

MARLIN
Little Blue? Dory! Is she okay?

DORY
(Enters, followed by little turtles.) P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney.

LITTLE TURTLES
P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney!

DORY
Hi Crush!

MARLIN:
I gotta get out of here! I gotta find my son! I gotta get to the E.A.C! Hey! How do I get to the E.A.C!?

CRUSH
Dude,
You have traveled far.
Ya must be swimmin’ under a lucky star!
You’re exactly where you’re meant to be,
So grab some shell and surf the E.A.C with me.

Go with the flo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-ow.

ENSEMBLE
(That’s the only way to do it. Just get on over to it.)

CRUSH
Go with the flo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-ow.

ENSEMBLE
(That’s the only way to do it. Just get on over to it.)

CRUSH
Go with the flo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-ow!

ENSEMBLE:
(That’s the only way to do it. Just get on over to it.)
Go with the flow!

CRUSH
Don’t be a high-strung fellow.
Kick back and keep it mellow!
Whoa, whoa, whoa,
Go with the flow!

Jelly-man, Offspring.

MARLIN
Hi.

CRUSH
Offspring, Jelly-man.

SQUIRT
Jellies? Cool!

DORY
Show him your 360, Squirt!

SQUIRT
Check this out.

(SQUIRT gets pulled out of the current. MARLIN panics.)

MARLIN
Oh my goodness!

CRUSH
Kill the motor dude.
Why don’t you take it slow?
Let us see how Squirt does flyin’ so-o-lo.

SQUIRT (Re-entering)
Whoa! That was so cool!
Dad, did ya see what I did?

MARLIN
Well, I’ll be a sea-monkey’s uncle!

CRUSH
You so totally rocked, Squirt!
You’re such an amazing kid.

MARLIN
Children, huh?

CRUSH
It’s awesome—
They’re eggs’ on a beach,
Then coo-coo-ca-choo!

ENSEMBLE
(Coo-coo-ca-choo!)

CRUSH
They find their own way back to the big ol’ blue.

MARLIN
All by themselves?
But what if they’re not ready?
I mean how do ya know?

ENSEMBLE
(How do ya know?)

CRUSH
Well, ya never really know,
But if they’re ever gonna grow…

CRUSH AND ENSEMBLE
Then ya gotta let ’em go.
Ya know?

CRUSH
Just go with the flo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-ow.

SQUIRT
(That’s the only way to do it. Just get on over to it.) 

CRUSH
Go with the flo-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-ow.

SQUIRT
(Rip it, roll it, curl it. Ride inside it; twirl it.)

CRUSH
Go with the flow!

ENSEMBLE
Go with the flow!

CRUSH
When you’re raising sons and daughters,
It’s like surfin’ the muddy waters.
Whoa, whoa, whoa!

ENSEMBLE
Go with the flow.
Go with the flow.

CRUSH
Get ready for Sydney, dude! You’re exit’s coming up!

MARLIN
Oh wait, I forgot. How old are you?

CRUSH
150, dude! And still young!

ENSEMBLE
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!

CRUSH
Righteous! Yeah!

(Applause. Continued in Part 4.)

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