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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The Hall of Presidents (Magic Kingdom) – Morgan Freeman/Barack Obama Version (2009-Present)

(Video begins.)

GROUP OF AMERICANS
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

NARRATOR (MORGAN FREEMAN)
Almost 250 years ago in Philadelphia, a dream was born.

In a time of emperors and kings, it was an astounding, revolutionary dream—that we, the people, should choose our own leaders. That they should be one of us.

This was a dream born of violence, safeguarded by sacrifice during a brutal winter at Valley Forge. Yet it was a dream that was almost over before it had truly begun. The War for Independence had left the American colonies bankrupt. Leaders argued; unpaid troops rebelled; and some even cried out for a return to monarchy, and for General George Washington to be crowned King of America. But the man who had led an army of farmers to victory over the mighty British Empire made it clear that the only title he desired was “citizen of the United States of America.”

GEORGE WASHINGTON
I am at a loss to conceive what part of my conduct could have given encouragement to an idea which, to me, seems the greatest mischief that could befall our country. If you have any regard for yourself, banish these thoughts from your mind!

NARRATOR
But when the new nation finally adopted his Constitution and it came time to elect its first president, there were no doubts about who that president should be. Only he had such doubts.

GEORGE WASHINGTON
I fear my countrymen will expect too much of me. I walk on untrodden ground. There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not hereafter be drawn into precedent.

NARRATOR
In the end, Washington set the most important precedent of all: the man who could have been king stepped down after two terms in office and took his place again amongst the people. By insisting that he was, above all other things, “one of us,” he made it possible for any of us to dream of serving the nation in its highest office. And one day, sure enough, it came to pass that a man who wasn’t an aristocrat aspired to the office of president.

Andrew Jackson was a battle-forged frontiersman, and according to his predecessor, President John Quincy Adams…

JOHN QUIINCY ADAMS
A barbarian, who cannot write a sentence of grammar and can hardly spell his own name!

NARRATOR
To which Jackson merely replied…

ANDREW JACKSON
It’s a damn poor mind indeed can’t think of at least two ways to spell a word.

NARRATOR
He may have lacked formal education, but he was tough and brilliant—just the ticket for a new nation of Americans, struggling to turn a dream into an enduring reality. They swept Jackson into office by a landslide, and then descended on his inauguration—determined to shake his hand in person.

1ST ARISTOCRATIC WOMAN
Why, 20,000 country people shoved to get in the door…

2ND ARISTOCRATIC WOMAN
What nerve!

1ST ARISTOCRATIC WOMAN
And tracked their muddy boots across the carpet. And my dear, they would be here still if we hadn’t placed tubs of punch out on the lawn.

NARRATOR
Washington’s elite fumed—but Jackson loved it, for these were his people. He was proud to be “one of us.”

ANDREW JACKSON
I do not forget that the planter, the farmer, the mechanic, and the laborer form the great body of the people of the United States. They are the bone and sinew of this country.

NARRATOR
But Andrew Jackson would wage a mighty struggle to keep that great body of people together. State by state, a monstrous injustice that had haunted the country since its beginning was now tearing it apart.

As civil war threatened, we searched deep in our heartland for a leader equal to the ordeal ahead. It was, perhaps, a vindication of the American dream that we found a plainspoken, self-taught lawyer from Illinois, whose campaign platform could be summed up in five simple words: “all men are created equal.”

ABRAHAM LINCOLN
I say this government cannot endure permanently, half-slave and half-free. A house divided against itself cannot stand!

NARRATOR
Abraham Lincoln’s words touched the hearts of reasonable men. And in 1860, we sent him to Washington, where he would face the hardest task that any American president would ever face.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN
I know there is a God, and that He hates injustice and slavery. I see the storm coming; I know His hand is in it. If He has a place of work for me—and I think He has—I believe I am ready. I am nothing, but truth is everything. And with God’s help, I shall not fail.

(Cannons and guns fire loudly.)

NARRATOR
April 12th, 1861: Fort Sumpter. The cannons spoke for war—bitter, violent, and devastating.

The blood of half-a-million Americans was shed in the dark days of our Civil War. But as the sun rose on a cold November day in 1863, thousands of Americans gathered on the battlefield in Gettysburg to hear President Abraham Lincoln give meaning to our sacrifice.

(The curtain rises to reveal the Abraham Lincoln audio-animatronic figure. He stands up from his chair.)

ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate—we can not consecrate—we can not hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

(Curtain falls to the tune of “Battle Hymn of the Republic.”)

NARRATOR
This nation did have a new birth of freedom. And as our frontiers pushed west, we looked for new leaders that embodied our bold new spirit.

Leaders like Theodore Roosevelt—born to wealth and privilege, but imbued with a spirit of the American frontier. He rode with cowboys and led his “Rough Riders” up San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War. This kindhearted tough guy fought against monopolies and for the working class. We called him “Teddy”—anything else would have been far too formal. He even refused to call his official residence the Executive Mansion. To him, it was just a house—it was just a White House. And so it would always be called.

Three decades later, his distant cousin Franklin Delano Roosevelt would occupy that same White House and lead the country through its hardest trials since the Civil War. A World War was looming, and the Great Depression had paralyzed a great nation. The president we called upon to lead us through those hard times was himself paralyzed, by polio—but with determined optimism, he had triumphed. And now he was ready to share his cheerful strength with a badly frightened people. During FDR’s “fireside chats” on the radio, entire cities came to a standstill and listened.

FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT
…And that is the confidence of the people themselves. Let us unite in banishing fear. Together, we cannot fail.

NARRATOR
In a calm and reassuring voice, he called out to America—and America answered back!

VOICE OF 1ST LETTER WRITER
We’re just modest, middle-class people, having lost what little we had….

VOICE OF 2ND LETTER WRITER (Overlapping)
My savings are tied up in a closed bank…

VOICE OF 3RD LETTER WRITER (Overlapping)
I believe that you will guide us through these hard days…

VOICE OF 4TH LETTER WRITER (Overlapping)
Protect us from that conflict in Europe, dear president…

VOICE OF 5TH LETTER WRITER (Overlapping)
…My birthday, and I expect to be in service shortly…

VOICE OF 6TH LETTER WRITER (Overlapping)
Now we know we are not fighting alone…

VOICE OF 7TH LETTER WRITER (Overlapping)
I feel that at last we can hope.

NARRATOR
With that hope, we began to believe in the future again. FDR had reminded us of the power of the American dream.

16 years later, America’s youngest-elected president once again called on the power of the people to change the world.

JOHN F. KENNEDY
Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans.

NARRATOR
John F. Kennedy’s stirring words ushered in a historic decade of civic activism, in which ordinary Americans struggled to right old wrongs and chart new frontiers of possibility.

It has always been the role of presidents to remind us of our roots—to call us to the future. In their best moments, they speak words that are already there in our hearts—especially in times of tragedy.

LYNDON B. JOHNSON
(After the death of JFK.) All I have I would have given gladly not to be standing here today.

RONALD REAGAN
(Over images of the Challenger astronauts.) We mourn seven heroes. We mourn their loss as a nation together.

BILL CLINTON
(After the Oklahoma City bombings.) You have lost too much, but you have certainly not lost America, for we will stand with you.

GEORGE W. BUSH
(After the 9/11 attacks.) I can hear you! I can hear you; the rest of the world hears you!

(Crowd cheers and chants “U.S.A.! U.S.A.!, etc.”)

RONALD REAGAN
Nothing ends here. Our hopes and our journeys continue.

(Curtains begin to rise and part to reveal all the president audio-animatronics.)

NARRATOR
And as our journeys continue, what once seemed revolutionary now seems profoundly simple—that we should choose our own leaders; that our hopes should be their hopes; our fears their fears; our dreams their dreams.

Ladies and gentlemen, the Presidents of the United States: George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, James K. Polk, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, James A. Garfield, Chester A. Arthur, Grover Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson, Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush.

And now, we come to the present—a present that is rooted in our past. For all of liberty’s leaders have one thing in common—one trust they all accepted.

GEORGE WASHINGTON
My fellow citizens, no event could have filled me with greater anxiety than that notification on the 14th day of April, 1789, that you had selected me to lead our nation. But it was with the confidence of my fellow citizens that I took an oath—35 simple words that have been repeated by every American president throughout history. As long as that oath is taken and solemnly fulfilled, the American dream will endure.

BARACK OBAMA
I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, so help me God.

NARRATOR
Ladies and gentlemen, President Barack Obama!

BARACK OBAMA
The American dream is as old as our founding, but as timeless as our hopes. It is reborn every day, in the heart of every child who wakes up in a land of limitless possibilities, in a country where “we the people” means all the people. We may come from different places and believe in different things, but what makes us American is a shared spirit—a spirit of courage and determination; of kindness and generosity. It is a spirit grounded in the wisdom of the generations that have gone before us, but open to the unimagined discoveries and possibilities on the horizon that lies ahead. Let us enjoy it, cherish it, defend it, and pass it on to our children as the bright and beautiful blessing it is—this enduring American dream.

CHORUS (Singing)
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

(Curtain falls.)

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Wishes Nighttime Spectacular (Magic Kingdom)

*Sung lyrics in bold.

(Music begins.)

BLUE FAIRY
When stars are born, they possess a gift or two.
One of them is this: they have the power to make a wish come true.

CHILD SOLOIST
Star light, star bright, 
First star I see tonight. 
I wish I may, I wish I might
Have the wish I wish tonight.
We’ll make a wish, and do as dreamers do.

CHORUS
Do as dreamers do.

CHILD SOLOIST
And all our wishes…

CHORUS
All our wishes…

CHILD SOLOIST
Will come true.

CHORUS
When you wish upon a star,
Makes no difference who you are!
Anything your heart desires will come to you.

JIMINY CRICKET
Pretty, huh? I’ll bet a lot of you folks don’t believe that—about a wish coming true—do ya? We’ll I didn’t either. Course, I’m just a cricket, but let me tell you what made me change my mind. You see, the most fantastic, magical things can happen, and it all starts with a wish!

(TINKER BELL flies from castle.)

CHORUS
If your heart is in your dreams…

CINDERELLA
I wish I could go to the ball!

SNOW WHITE
I’m wishing… someday, my prince will come!

CHORUS
No request is too extreme!

ARIEL
(Laughs.) I wish—Oh, I wish I could be part of that world!

PETER PAN
I wish we’d never have to grow up. Off to Neverland! Haha!

CHORUS
When you wish upon a star, 
As dreamers do.

PINOCCHIO
Look Jiminy! Someday, I wish I could be a real boy!

ALADDIN
Genie, I wish for your freedom!

CHORUS
Wishes!

JIMINY CRICKET
You know, any wish is possible. All it takes is a little courage to set it free!

A wish is a powerful thing—especially when it comes from the heart.

CHORUS
Fate is kind. 
She brings to those who love
The sweet fulfilment of their secret longing.

(Music interlude.)

JIMINY CRICKET
Like a bolt out of the blue, 
Fate steps in and sees you through. 
When you wish upon a star, 
Your dreams come true!

(Chuckles.) Sometimes, wishes can be granted in the most unexpected ways.

GENIE
Whoa!!! 10,000 years can give you such a crick in the neck! Hello people! Up here. Come on, we’ve got some wishes to grant!

(Music interlude. Music turns ominous.)

JIMINY CRICKET
Uh oh, now don’t worry. Just remember, always let your conscience be your guide.
(Echoing)
Let your conscience be your guide…
Let your conscience be your guide…

SNOW QUEEN
Slave in the magic mirror, come from the farthest space.
Through wind and darkness, I summon thee.
Let me see thy face!

A blast of wind, to fan my hate.
A thunderbolt, to cast my spell.
Alas, grant me my wish as well!
(Evil laugh.)

(Music comes to a climax.)

JIMINY CRICKET
Ya know folks, you gotta be careful what you wish for around here, or you’ll get yourself in an awful mess. But just when things look bad, fate steps in to see you through. Well I’ll be—it’s the Blue Fairy!

BLUE FAIRY
Remember, we must always believe in our wishes, for they are the magic in the world.  Now, let’s all put our hearts together and make a wish come true.

CHILD CHORUS
Star light, star bright, 
First star I see tonight.
I wish I may, I wish I might
Have the wish I wish tonight.
We’ll make a wish, and do as dreamers do…

CHILD SOLOIST
And all our wishes will come true.

JIMINY CRICKET
You see, its just like I told ya—wishes can come true, if you believe in them with all your heart. And the best part is, you’ll never run out of wishes.  They’re shining deep down inside of you. ‘Cause that, my friends, is where the magic lives.

CHORUS
Wishes! Dream a dream. (Fate is kind.) 
Wishes! Set it free. (She brings to those who love…) 
Wishes! Trust your heart. (The sweet fulfillment of…) 
Just believe (Their secret longing.) 
Just believe.
Just believe!

Like a bolt out of the blue,
Fate steps in and sees you through!
When you wish upon a star,
Your dreams come true.

Make a wish, and do as dreamers do.
Just do as dreamers do.

Make a wish! 
Wishes!
Dream a dream! 
Wishes!
Trust your heart! 
And your wish will come true!

JIMINY CRICKET
Haha, see what a little wishing can do?

(Fireworks finale.)

JIMINY CRICKET
Thanks folks, for making this little gathering of ours so extra magical. From our family and friends to yours, goodnight, and may all your wishes come true. So long!

MALE SOLOIST
Star light, star bright,
First star I see tonight.
I wish I may, I wish I might 
Have the wish, I wish tonight.

FEMALE SOLOIST
Oh, a world of wishes.
A world where dreams come true.
So make a wish, see it through. 

MALE AND FEMALE SOLOISTS
Dare to do what dreamers do!

CHORUS
Wishes!

MALE AND FEMALE SOLOISTS
Dream a dream.

CHORUS
Wishes!

MALE AND FEMALE SOLOISTS
Set it free…

CHORUS
Wishes!

MALE SOLOIST
Trust your heart.
Just believe!

FEMALE SOLOIST
We’re all just children, reaching for our dreams. 

MALE SOLOIST
They’re shining high above us,
And even though it seems so far…

FEMALE SOLOIST
So far!

CHORUS
We put our faith and hope on a shooting star. 

Wishes!

FEMALE SOLOIST
Dream a dream!

CHORUS
Wishes!

MALE AND FEMALE SOLOISTS
Set it free!

CHORUS
Wishes!

FEMALE SOLOIST
Oh, trust your heart.

MALE SOLOIST
Just believe!

FEMALE SOLOIST
Just believe!

MALE AND FEMALE SOLOISTS
Star light, star bright,
First star I see tonight.

FEMALE SOLOIST
I wish I may, I wish I might…

MALE SOLOIST
Have the wish I wish tonight!

FEMALE SOLOIST
We’ll make a wish…

MALE AND FEMALE SOLOISTS
And do as dreamers do.

FEMALE SOLOIST
And all our wishes…

MALE SOLOIST
All our wishes…

FEMALE SOLOIST
All our wishes…

MALE AND FEMALE SOLOISTS
Will come true.

FEMALE SOLOIST
Ooh, wishes.

MALE SOLOIST
Wishes.

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Peter Pan’s Flight (Magic Kingdom)

(Loading area announcements.)

WENDY
For your safety, remember to stay seated with your hands, arms, feet, and legs inside the pirate ship. And do watch your children. See you in Neverland!

(Spanish safety spiel.)

To ensure a safe flight, please remain seated with your hands, arms, feet, and legs inside your pirate ship. And please watch your children. Just a touch of pixie dust, and you’ll be on your way!

(Spanish safety spiel.)

(Ride begins.)

PETER PAN
And off we go! Off to Neverland!

(Nana barks. Ships fly over London, and then over Neverland.)

CAPTAIN HOOK
Fire, Mr. Smee!

(Wendy and Lost Boys are captured. Captain Hook and Peter Pan sword fight.)

Now I’ve got you, Peter Pan! Better speak up, Peter Pan!

(Peter takes control of the ship and sends Captain Hook overboard to Tick Tock Croc.)

Help me, Mr. Smee! Help me!

MR. SMEE
I’m comin’, Cap’n!

SAFETY ANNOUNCER
Please do not lift up on your safety bar—it will lift automatically. Then, exit to your right onto the moving belt and watch your step.

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The Magic Carpets of Aladdin (Magic Kingdom)

ALADDIN
Hey, magic carpet riders—this is Aladdin. To make sure your magic carpet ride is a safe one, I want to remind you to stay seated with your seatbelt fastened nice and tight throughout your flight. And hey, everybody—make sure you keep your hands, arms, feet, and legs inside. And be sure to watch your kids! Or as Genie likes to say…

GENIE
(Spanish safety spiel.)

ALADDIN
Now, if you wanna make your carpet fly higher or lower, riders in the front row can push up or pull down on the lever. To make your carpet tip forward or back, riders in the back row can press that magic scarab. Is everyone ready? Then let’s fly to Agrabah!

(Ride begins.)

ALADDIN
Okay everyone, we’re coming in for a landing! Please stay seated until your magic carpet comes to a complete stop. Then walk to the nearest exit. Hope you had a magical ride. See ya soon!

(Guests exit. New riders board.)

ALADDIN
Hi everybody,  it’s Aladdin! My friend Genie is a real safety nut, and he wanted me to remind you to stay seated with your seatbelt fastened nice and tight throughout your flight. And hey, everybody—make sure you keep your hands, arms, feet, and legs inside. And be sure to watch your kids! Or as Genie likes to say…

GENIE
(Spanish safety spiel.)

ALADDIN
Now, if you’re running a little low on magic wishes and you want to make your magic carpet fly higher or lower, riders in the front row should push up or pull down on the lever. And to make the carpet tip forward or back, riders in the back row should press that magic scarab. And with a little help from the magic lamp, we’re off to Agrabah!

(Ride begins.)

ALADDIN
Hey magic carpet riders, it’s time to fly home! Please stay seated until your magic carpet comes to a complete stop. Then walk to the nearest exit. Come ride with us again!

(Guests exit.)

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Dream Along with Mickey (Magic Kingdom)

*Sung lyrics in bold.

(Music begins with fanfare.)

ANNOUNCER
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, welcome to the Magic Kingdom—where dreams come true!

(Characters begin to enter.)

MINNIE
Oh, hello everyone! And welcome to today’s big celebration!

GOOFY
Um, Minnie… Don’t ya think we oughta wait for Mickey?

MINIIE
Oh, don’t worry. He’s on his way! And he’s bringing a big surprise!

DONALD
Oh boy!

MINNIE
But now, it’s time for us to get things started. Is everybody all set?

(ENSEMBLE cheers.)

Then let’s go!

ENSEMBLE
We’re gonna have a party
Like none you’ve ever seen before!

MINNIE
Oh, this is so exciting! We better get ready.

ENSEMBLE
So much anticipation, just feel it in the air.
A magical occasion for everyone to share!

GOOFY
Hey, look! We got decorations!

MINNIE
Ooh, they’re perfect!

DONALD
Where does this go?

MINNIE
Over there. Yes, there! All right, gang. We’re all set!

GOOFY
Yippee!

ENSEMBLE
Join the party, a castle party.
We’re all invited to come and join the fun!
So let’s get started. So much to do.
Come join the party,
Where dreams really do come true!

Get ready for the magic—
A spectacle beyond compare.
There’s romance and adventure,
There’s laughter and much more.
With our imaginations,
Imagine what’s in store!

Join the party, a castle party.
We’re all invited to come and join the fun!
So let’s get started. So much to do.
Come join the party, 
Where dreams really do come true!

WOMEN
Welcome to our kingdom of dreams,
Where enchantment never ends.

MEN
Where every day’s a magic day…

ENSEMBLE
To celebrate with all our friends.
All our friends.

(MICKEY enters.)

MICKEY
Hi, everybody! I made it!

ENSEMBLE
He’s here, hiya Mickey, etc.

Join the party, a castle party.
We’re all invited to come and join the fun!
So let’s get started. So much to do.
Come join the party, 

MICKEY
A real swell party! Oh boy!

ENSEMBLE
Come join the party,
Where dreams really do come true!

(Applause.)

MICKEY
Hi, everybody, and welcome to the party!

DONALD
Hi Mickey! What’s the surprise?

MICKEY
The surprise? Well, you see, I invited some very special guests to today’s castle party. They’re gonna dream along with us!

DONALD
That’s the surprise?!

GOOFY
But Donald, they’re gonna bring their dreams along to share.

DONALD
Ah, phooey. Nobody believes in dreams anymore.

MINNIE
Oh, Donald! You mean you don’t believe in dreams?! Oh, why everyone believes in dreams! You see, that’s the only way dreams can come true.

MICKEY
I bet all our pals out there believe in dreams, dontcha? What do you say, gang? Tell us your dreams real loud!

CHILD #1
I want to be a beautiful princess at a ball!

MINNIE
Did you say “be a princess”? Me too!

CHILD #2
I want to be a pirate!

GOOFY
Hey, I’ve always wanted to be a pirate too!

MICKEY
Hot dog! Ya see, Donald? Everybody has a dream. You just have to believe.

DONALD
Ah, phooey!

MICKEY
Come on, gang! Let’s show Donald we all believe in our dreams. Just reach down deep inside and find the magic in your heart. Then, on the count of three, we’ll all wish together real loud by saying “Dreams come true!”

DONALD
It’ll never work!

MICKEY
All right. Concentrate, everybody. Are you ready now? One, two, three…

ENSEMBLE
Dreams come true!

(Fireworks go off. Music changes to princess theme.)

GOOFY
What’s that?

MINNIE
That music… those voices… it’s beautiful!

MICKEY
See, we all believed together, and it worked!

DONALD
What worked?

MINNIE
The dream… It’s coming true!

MICKEY
And look—our guests have arrived.

(SNOW WHITE and THE PRINCE, CINDERELLA and PRINCE CHARMING, AURORA and PRINCE PHILIP enter and dance.)

CINDERELLA
So this is love,
Mm-mm-mm-mm.

PRINCE CHARMING
So this is what makes life divine.

CINDERELLA
I’m all aglow,

PRINCE CHARMING
And now I know…

CINDERELLA AND PRINCE CHARMING
The key to all heaven is mine!

SNOW WHITE
Someday, my prince will come.

THE PRINCE
Someday, I’ll find my love.

SNOW WHITE
And how thrilling that moment will be,
When the prince of my dreams comes to me.

AURORA
I know you,
I walked with you once upon a dream.

PRINCE PHILIP
But if I know you,
I know what you’ll do.

AURORA
You’ll love me at once,
The way you did once…

AURORA AND PRINCE PHILIP
Upon a dream.

MINNIE
Oh my! That was so romantic. Why it’s just like a dream come true!

MICKEY
Say, Minnie, would you like to join ’em?

MINNIE
Me? Oh no, I couldn’t! I’m not a princess.

MICKEY
Gosh, Minnie, you’ve always been a princess to me!

MINNIE
Oh, Mickey…

MICKEY
(Clears throat.) Your highness, may I have this dance?

MINNIE
Oh, I’d love to!

PRINCES AND PRINCESSES
Have faith in your dreams and some day
Your rainbow will come smiling through.
No matter how your heart is grieving,
If you keep on believing,
The dream that you wish will come true.
Your dream will come true!

(Applause. MICKEY, MINNIE, PRINCES, and PRINCESSES exit. GOOFY and DONALD enter.)

GOOFY
And they all lived happily ever after. Gawrsh, that was some dream! (Laughs.)

DONALD
Kinda mushy if you ask me.

GOOFY
Y’know, Donald, that sure was purty. But if I had a dream come true, my dream would be full of fun and adventure.

(PETER PAN enters.)

PETER PAN
Did someone say “adventure”?

GOOFY
Gawrsh, that was me! (Laughs.)

PETER PAN
Well then, adventure it is!

DONALD
Here we go again…

PETER PAN
So hoist the anchor! Raise the sails! Fall in line, ya swabs. It’s time to set sail for adventure. An adventure that begins with…

(ENSEMBLE enters, dressed as pirates. WENDY is with them.)

ENSEMBLE
Pirates!
Oh, a pirates life is a wonderful life,
A-rovin’ over the sea.
Give me a career as a buccaneer,
It’s the life of a pirate for me!
Oh, the life of a pirate for me!

(ENSEMBLE dances and dresses up DONALD as CAPTAIN HOOK and GOOFY as MR. SMEE. DONALD scares GOOFY)

GOOFY
Yeow!

PETER PAN
Hey, Captain Hook—en garde!

GOOFY
Get him, Donald—I mean, get him, Captain Hook!

DONALD
En garde! Ha!

(DONALD and PETER PAN sword fight. DONALD wins. The ENSEMBLE lifts him up on their shoulders.)

ENSEMBLE
We’re told to attack a thousand ships for darling Captain Hook!

PIRATE
It seems we always make these trips to crook what we can crook.

TWO PIRATES
We have to sing yo-ho, yo-ho,

PIRATE
We sing it whether we come or go!

WOMEN
‘Cause that’s the only song we know!

ENSEMBLE
We’re pirating our ships.

We work for many a thief.
We plunder for many a crook.
There’s never a gent so elegant
As the elegant Captain Hook! Yo-ho!

(CAPTAIN HOOK and MR. SMEE enter.)

CAPTAIN HOOK
You called?

GOOFY
Gawrsh… It’s the real Captain Hook!

CAPTAIN HOOK
And what are you suppose to be?

DONALD
We’re pirates!

CAPTAIN HOOK
Pirates! Did you hear that, Smee? They’re pirates!

MR. SMEE
Ah, well, Captain. I heard ’em—pirates!

CAPTAIN HOOK
Well then, if they were really pirates, then I suppose they’d know how to fight like a pirate! En garde!

GOOFY AND DONALD
Whoa!!

(CAPTAIN HOOK and MR. SMEE chase DONALD and GOOFY)

CAPTAIN HOOK
(Laughs.) Run you cowards. Run! (Laughs.)

PETER PAN
I’ll accept your challenge, Hook!

CAPTAIN HOOK
Peter Pan?!

PETER PAN
En garde!

(PETER PAN and CAPTAIN HOOK sword fight.)

MR. SMEE
Give it to ‘im, Captain! Ooh, this is fun!

CAPTAIN HOOK
Smee, you quivering idiot! Get the girl!

(MR. SMEE captures WENDY.)

MR. SMEE.
Oh, Captain! I’ve caught her, Captain!

DONALD
Oh, no ya don’t!

(DONALD rescues WENDY from MR. SMEE then grabs a large clock.)

CAPTAIN HOOK
I’ve got you this time, Peter Pan!

PETER PAN
I say, Captain, do you hear something?

CAPTAIN HOOK
What?!

PETER PAN
Do you think it could be your old friend, the crocodile?

CAPTAIN HOOK
Crocodile?! Where? I don’t see him!

PETER PAN
Is he over there?

CAPTAIN HOOK
Ooh, where?! Smee!

PETER PAN
Or over there?

CAPTAIN HOOK
Smee!!!

PETER PAN
Or right behind you?!

CAPTAIN HOOK
Smeeeeeee!!!!

(CAPTAIN HOOK breaks down while everyone laughs at him.)

GOOFY
It’s just a clock…

(GOOFY and the ENSEMBLE laugh, but their laughter is interrupted by MALEFICENT’s evil cackle. MICKEY enters.)

MICKEY
Gosh! What was that?

(MALEFICENT enters.)

MALEFICENT
Well, well. Quite a glittering assemblage. I was quite distressed at not receiving an invitation. An oversight, I’m sure… Nevertheless, I too have a dream to share.

MINNIE
You… you do?

MALEFICENT
Oh, yes, my dear, I do. Listen well! (Thunder claps.) You see my friends, the time has come to bring my gift—my wish—to you. Starting today, this kingdom will change to the place where nightmares come true! (Evil laugh.) Run! Run! (Evil laugh.)

DONALD
Wait a minute, what about the dreams?

MINNIE
Donald!

MALEFICENT
Poor little duck! Huh, no one truly believes in dreams any longer—which is why it is a perfect time for me to return to power!

DONALD
But believe in dreams.

MALEFICENT
That you believe in dreams is of very little consequence!

DONALS
But everyone believes! Right, Mickey?

MICKEY
Donald, that’s it! As long as we all believe, then the power of dreams will always triumph.

MALEFICENT
Ha! Oh, this is priceless!

MICKEY
Listen everybody—we all need to work together! On the count of three, let’s all find the magic inside our hearts and dream together one more time. Remember, reach deep inside, and say over and over, real loud, “Dreams come true!” Ready? One, two, three!

ENSEMBLE
Dreams come true!

MICKEY
That’s right!

ENSEMBLE
Dreams come true!

MALEFICENT
What?

ENSEMBLE
Dreams come true!

MICKEY
Keep going!

ENSEMBLE
Dreams come true!

MR. SMEE
C-c-c-captain?

ENSEMBLE
Dreams come true!

CAPTAIN HOOK
What are they doing?

ENSEMBLE
Dreams come True!

(Fireworks go off.)

MICKEY
Hot dog! That’s it!

CAPTAIN HOOK
Mr. Smee, I believe it’s time we took our leave of this  little party.

MR. SMEE
Wait for meeeeee!

(CAPTAIN HOOK and MR. SMEE exit.)

MALEFICENT
Imbeciles! And you—you may have the power of dreams on your side this time, but just you wait! One day the kingdom will stop believing. Then all will be lost! Remember, you haven’t seen the last of me! (Evil cackle as she disappears.)

MICKEY
You did it! It worked!

MINNIE
By believing in your dreams, you saved the day!

GOOFY
Gawrsh, Donald. That sure was somethin’ standing up to that mean ol’ Maleficent!

DONALD
It was nothing.

MINNIE
Well, Donald, because of you, we all still have our dreams.

(MINNIE kisses DONALD on the cheek.)

DONALD
Awww…

MICKEY
That’s right, Donald! By remembering about the power of dreams, you reminded us all that when we believe in ourselves, and our friends, and our family—why, there’s nothin’ we can’t do! Gee, when  you find the dream inside your heart, anything is possible!

ENSEMBLE
Dreams come true!
Dreams come true!
Dream, dream, dream!

(ENSEMBLE dances.)

Any dream is possible.
Wishes do come true.
You can reach the stars if you just believe.
Share the magic in your heart.
There’s nothing you can’t do.
Oh, anything is possible,
So find a dream inside of you.

(PRINCES and PRINCESSES enter.)

PRINCES AND PRINCESSES
There’s enchantment to be found in every fairytale.

MICKEY, MINNIE, DONALD, AND GOOFY
There are journeys that await you and your friends.

PETER PAN
Seize the moment!
Let your fantasies and dreams set sail.

ENSEMBLE
Discover a place where the fun never ends!

Any dream is possible.
Wishes do come true.
You can reach the stars if you just believe. 
Share the magic in your heart.
There’s nothing you can’t do. 
Oh, anything is possible, 
So find a dream inside of you.

Every day, discover dreams
You never dreamed before.

Make believe, and let your imagination soar!
Let it soar!

(ENSEMBLE sings “ah”s while MICKEY and MINNIE are lifted into the air.)

Make a wish, a fantastical dream.
A magical wish waiting for you.
Dream a dream. Look to the sky.
Wherever you are, wish on a star,
And find a dream.
Find a dream!
Find your dream come true!

Make a wish, a fantastical dream.
A magical wish waiting for you. 
Dream a dream. Look to the sky.
Wherever you are, wish on a star,
And find a dream. 
Find a dream! 
Find a dream!

MICKEY
Take the dream with you, wherever you may go!

ENSEMBLE
And find a dream inside of you!

(Fireworks. Curtain call.) 

MICKEY
See ya real soon!

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