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March 13, 2018 Edition
There’s a ride at Disney that will never shut down, no matter what — here’s why
Lia Ryerson, INSIDER
Disney is full of magical foods everyone should try in their lifetime, but one of its biggest allures is its rides. While some fan-favorites are bound to stick around forever — we don’t foresee the Haunted Mansion going anywhere soon — outdated attractions are eventually put to rest in order to pave the way for newer entertainment. Ellen’s Energy Adventure is one such case — the ride debuted at Disney World’s Epcot’s Universe of Energy in 1996 but permanently shut down in 2017.
But according to INSIDER’s own Micaela Garber, an Orlando native who worked at Disney World for a summer, there’s one ride that won’t ever permanently leave the Disney family. No, it’s not Splash Mountain or Pirates of the Caribbean: it’s the somewhat sleepy Carousel of Progress, located in the Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland.
Unlike Disney World’s more flashy rides, The Carousel of Progress is a 21-minute, four-act play about how industrial advances over the past century have shaped everyday American life. The ride is indisputably outdated — while it begins in the 1900s, its final act takes place in a “present” that was last updated in 1994.
Walt Disney himself personally conceived of the nostalgic ride for the 1964 New York World’s Fair, and rumor has it that it was his favorite ride. It is because of the carousel’s intimate connection with the Man Behind the Mouse that many believe it will never permanently shut down.
Perhaps sometime in the future the carousel will be updated to include a more inclusive and advanced vision of today’s America. Until then, the Tomorrowland ride will ironically serve as a relic to the past.
WOEFULTOURIST says, “That’s prgress for you.”
Tar cakes tires, slows commute on New Jersey highway
Feb 20, 2018
OLDMANS TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — It was a sticky commute on a New Jersey interstate after tar coated the highway.
State Trooper Alejandro Goez says the tar was in the center and right southbound lanes along a 5-mile (8-kilometer) stretch of Interstate 295 in Salem County just after 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.
The trooper says about 20 vehicles reported going over the tar between mileposts 13 and 8. The tar stuck to their tires and wheels.
There were no accidents or injuries. Workers scraped the tar from the road.
State Police are trying to determine where the tar came from.
WOEFULTOURIST says, “Louie, Louie, how many times do I have to tell you, ‘Tar goes on the roof, asphalt goes on the highway.'”