- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 100 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: June 9, 2000
Pile in the old station wagon for a nostalgic look at the evolution of the family vacation.
The family vacation as we think of it is a twentieth century phenomenon. Up until then, travel was the exclusive province of the rich. But the inventions of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, combined with the success of social reformers, who won more leisure time for regular workers, opened the world of travel to the common man.
ARE WE THERE YET? takes to the road to trace the evolution of the family vacation. From "tin can tourists" in Model Ts to the rise of destinations like Disney World, we'll see how the travel landscape has been transformed--and how it has changed the very face of the nation. Get a hilarious "mule-cam" view of a ride into Grand Canyon in the 1950s and find out how a desire to live like Civil War soldiers spawned the first summer camp for kids. And criss-cross the country on a whirlwind visit to some of the most popular tourist attractions.
Matthew Broderick narrates this feature-length journey that travels from dude ranches to boardwalks in search of the heart of the American family vacation.