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Carousel of Progress - Like or Dislike?

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    So, do you really enjoy the Carousel of Progress or is it something you've done once and wouldn't do again :unsure:

    For me, I've been on it once on our first visit and can't really see myself going on it again :sorry:
     
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    I like it, but then I like old things. :D I like to see the different items in each vignette. I like the "through the decades" sort of story too. Needs a bit of updating though. The last section is a little old...
     
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    I love it! It's so Walt which makes me happy
     
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    We love it too! :yes:

    It's on our must-do list on every trip. I've loved it since I first saw it at the 1964 NY World's Fair!

    Tom :)macwave:... hope they keep it forever!)
     
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    It's one of my faves, I am a fan of Uncle Orville and the song It's a great big beautiful tomorrow. A dark room with A/C is a nice thing on an August afternoon.
     
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    We quite enjoy it, especially on a hot day. I do think the final scene could be updated to be more modern however.
     
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    I am with Tom on this one....love it in NYWF and still love it...it is a MUST for every trip along with the WEDway/TTA
     
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    Looooooooooove it!!!!
    A must at least once every trip. I sing the whole way through. :wiggle:
     
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    Love it, we go on it every time we are in MK!
     
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    I havent been on it since probably 1986 hahahaha... I remember I didnt understand English and found it long and boring... it might be time to try it again.. if its open, because I remember on one of our latest trips i was closed
     
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    We like it. :wiggle:

    On my husband's and my first trip together (when we were still dating), we ducked into it to get out of a hot day and found it delightfully empty. We were literally the only ones on the ride. And while I enjoy the ride itself, part of the reason I love it is the memory of some stolen kisses that we shared on it. :smoochboy:

    I do love the vintagey-ness of it, and I love it because it's so much what Walt imagined for his parks. And that darn song stays in your head for the rest of the day, but it's just so catchy, you don't mind! :wink:

    I do think they could update the ending. What would be perfect in my eyes is if they could make the room that it ends in now another decade room (like, say, a 90's room), and add another, more modern room for the ending, but I doubt they have room for that.
     
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    I can't imagine WDW without it! I know many folks prefer bigger, faster, higher. But I enjoy the simple things too.
     
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    I like it, I see it as a pure disney attraction. I don't go on it every time but even so
     
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    This is one of my favourites. Its usually one of the last rides we do so a welcome sit down for a while before the fireworks start

    :wiggle:
     
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    Love! Although I definitely agree that the last scene could use some updating, the ride itself is one of my favorites. I'm all for the new rides, but I'm always a little sad when an old ride disappears...So I'm glad that this ride hangs in there. And I'm freakishly obsessed with the song. For weeks before and after any trip to Disney, I walk around singing it, somehow unable to stop it. It's in the older rides where I get the classic Disney magic and I love it.
     
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    Maybe I need to give it another try this year :unsure:
     
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    You should :)
     
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    Love it and ride it every night I can :) I find the transition to the last scene a bit jarring since they've updated it hugely so there's a massive gap but that's nit picking. I always have a smile on my face after riding tta and the carousel. Simple relaxing enjoyment
     
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    I love it! It has to be one of my favorite attractions at WDW! :yes: Especially love the song!!! :wiggle:
     
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    I adore it and usually ride it early on, and sometimes more than once in my trip. I love the song and I end up singing it during the entire trip.
     

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