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Since 1964, generations of families have enjoyed this classic stage show starring a remarkable family of Audio-Animatronic performers. Travel through time from decade to decade as the family discovers fantastic new technologies that make their lives more easy, comfortable and fun—and sometimes a bit more complicated! The theater for Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress is almost as impressive as the show. The audience rotates around a central stage, which allows a new group of Guests to take a seat every few minutes, instead of having to wait the full length of the show. This ingenious piece of technology is the perfect way to frame a show about the power of innovation.
Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress has a large capacity making it a good choice during busy times of the day. It’s also a great way to rest your legs and get out of the crowds and heat. As loyal fans of Walt Disney, we have to give props to this attraction. It’s an often overlooked Magic Kingdom attraction, but it’s on our must-do list. We do it when we need a break from the heat and the crowds. Lily usually uses the opportunity for a nap.
Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress is located in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom. It is presented in a revolving theater and lasts about 21 minutes. Guests may remain in their wheelchair, motorized scooter or ECV to experience the attraction. Flash photography is not allowed inside the attraction.
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The show's original theme song "There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow" and its newly-penned "Now is the Time" were both written by the Oscar®-winning Sherman Brothers. Originally named General Electric Carousel of Progress, the show was personally created by Walt Disney for the 1964-65 New York World's Fair. It played at Disneyland theme park in California from July 2, 1967 until September 9, 1973. The show next moved to Magic Kingdom theme park in Florida where it opened on January 15, 1975. In 1994, the show was rewritten and restaged with the new name Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress.
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