Ok...I went to the MK today...and visited the Carousel of Progress..
Upon entering.. the chinese national CM working the attraction was squatting on the floor as guests entered the theater. What was up with THAT??? Never in my wildest dreams would I imagine to see a CM behaving so unprofessionally on stage in front of guests!! Was she tired? maybe.. but squatting in front of guests until the theater doors closed and it was time to do her spiel, was to say the least.. the epithomy of "poor show". I have commented on poor body language from CMs on stage at WDW before (which is rampant) but this took the cake!!!
Yet, this CM's poor behavior was nothing when compared to the extremely poor shape in which this show currently plays. I could go on and on with details... but to name a few... the father's AA in the first act was in pretty bad shape. Not only did the waxy body parts, like the neck and hands, looked horribly wrinkled, the movements of the AA appeared very jerky and the mouth hardly moved to the audio. It was quite embarrasing to watch.
Other little problems also came up during the show... but most notably in the last act. When mother says to the computer... "set patio lights up to 30% intensity"... the lighting in the back of the set did not come on at all... and also, when the turkey burns in the oven, and the oven door explodes opened... there was NO smoke to indicate a burning turkey.. Little things like that were inop.
These may be minimal technical aspects of the show.. but they do make a difference in the overall quality of the presentation...
So I ask of WDW's management... what's up with COP??? Do you guys really hate this show so much that you don't care to fit it or properly maintain it?? Not to mention... this show's last update is already stale and in need of upgrading... So, if you management types are not willing to invest in a newer COP experience.. at least FIX IT! Or else, close it down for good, because in it's current state... this show is a major embarrasment, especially when the intro spiel introduces it as Walt's favorite and proudest attraction at the World's fair. Is there no shame for you management at WDW??? Then, I will wish it on you!!
SHAME, SHAME, SHAME!!!