Saturday, July 28, 2007

Marty Called--Wants Changes!

2719 Hyperion reader and former Walt Disney World cast member Brent Levy was kind enough to pass on this terrific detail from Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress. Brent is a former Haunted Mansion cast member and College Program alumnus; he is currently the Disney College Program Campus Representative at James Madison University. Brent is also the author of the Daily Dose of Disney Trivia Blog.

What's so special in this scene from the show's final Christmas-themed vignette? Let's take a closer look:
A note tacked to the nearby bulletin board reads "MARTY CALLED--WANTS CHANGES!" The reference is quite obvious to Disney Legend and longtime Imagineer Marty Sklar, who's had a creative hand in every incarnation of the attraction since its debut at the 1964-65 New York Worlds Fair. The note is a very tongue-in-cheek homage to the many changes the attraction has experienced over the course of the last four decades.

Big thanks to Brent for sending this on, and also to Brent's cast member friend who provided the picture. And be sure to head on over to Brent's blog to get your "Daily Dose."


Johnny Jackhammer said...

Very cool reference.

It seems as though the Carousel of Progress could end up "The Century of Progress" highlighting the 20th century. I'd love to see a major update, since the last scene is so dated (even though they tried to "up" it a few times already).