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Where: Tomorrowland, Magic Kingdom
Type: a classic Walt Disney ride, slow revolving ride, very tame
Time: 21 minutes
Busy?: not any more
Accessability: Wheelchair/ECV accessible (can stay in them at back of the theatre)
Height/Age: No restrictions
This classic attraction was developed by Walt Disney to be part of the GE "progressland" exhibit and famously debuted at the New York World's Fair in 1964. It quickly became the most popular attraction there. At the end of the fair, the ride was moved to Disneyland California where it stayed until 1973. Interestingly on exiting the ride, guests would see a model of "progress city" which was developed into Walt's vision for EPCOT.
The ride was moved in 1973 to Orlando, reopening in January 1975 as Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress.
The ride itself consists of a semi circular seating area which revolves around a core stage showing a family through the 1920s, 1940s and present day. It has recently been updated so the present day scene isn't quite as old looking as it once was!
Opinions vary widely on this attraction. Is it past its best and just a dated attraction or is it a core of Walt's legacy and something everyone should see at least once? You decide, but either way it has to be worth 20minutes out of your day!