Carousel of Progress
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|At A Glance
||One of the classic attractions,
originally built for the 1964 World's Fair in New York. Now
unfortunately running on seasonal opening (borrowed time)
while Disney decide what to do with it, and as a result operating
very limited hours.
The Carousel of Progress first aired at the New York's 1964 -
1965 World's Fair, and was moved to Walt Disney World in 1975.
It is a 20 minute show starring a "typical" American
family (if an audio-animatronic family could ever be considered
normal), and demonstrates how improvements have come about to
everyday life through the use of Electricity.
Guests travel through the ride on a giant slow moving carousel.
The Carousel of Progress has been updated with a new final scene
which shows what the future might be like, where an elderly woman
plays a Virtual Reality game, and kitchen appliances talk.
Though seemingly constantly under the threat of imminent closure,
the Carousel still remains open, though only seasonally when bigger
crowds are expected at The Magic Kingdom, and even then very much
operating on a restricted schedule, from 11:00 until 17:00.
This is a real shame, because while it's definitely a dated attraction
it's still one of the original attractions that Walt had a hand