Well Traveled Disney Attraction
As mentioned earlier, the Carousel Of Progress was created for the 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair. It was such a success that they decided to move it to Disneyland.
It stayed at Disneyland from July 2, 1967 until September 9, 1973. Then it was moved to its current home at Walt Disney World in the Magic Kingdom where it debuted on January 15, 1975.
In 1994 it went through a redesign, with the last scene being updated. It was at this time that the attraction was returned to more like the original attraction that Walt created and it was also renamed: Walt Disney’s Carousel Of Progress.
Groundbreaking Use of Technology
The Carousel Of Progress was a technological marvel when it was introduced and still holds up well today.
To start off the design of the theater itself was innovative. The round theater includes a stationary core surrounded by a rotating seating area for the audience that allows for new audiences to start the show every few minutes.
There are 6 sections to this carousel. The loading section, 4 show scenes, and the unloading section.
The use of audio animatronic performers to “tell” the story fits well with the message of life improving through the use of technology.
The sight of all of the wires running around the house is really amusing.
Disney World Classic Attraction For All Ages