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Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress

Magic Kingdom Park

Tomorrowland

Guests Can Be

Any Height

Age Interest

All Ages

Thrill Level

Slow Rides

Accessibility and Other Information - Opens a dialog

Accessibility

  • May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV
  • Audio Description
  • Video Captioning
  • Handheld Captioning
  • Assistive Listening

Interests

Classics, Indoor

Travel through the 20th century and marvel at the evolution of technology during this classic Audio-Animatronics show.

A man in a kitchen near a woman on the computer, a woman and boy playing virtual reality games and a dog

From the Gramophone to the Smartphone

Follow an American family over 4 generations of progress and watch technology transform their lives.

During each era, learn how the technological marvels of the day made life more comfortable—and paved the way for unimaginable innovations.

Discover how gas lamps, the hand-cranked washing machine and gramophone made the pre-electric era a breeze.

Watch the advent of electricity give rise to modern conveniences like the electric iron, the radio—and the simple, revolutionary light bulb.

See how the automatic dishwasher and television set transformed the American household.

Today's high-tech marvels include virtual-reality games, high-definition televisions and voice-activated household appliances. Imagine the wonders the next hundred years may bring!

A man sits in an old fashioned living room with a cast iron stove and a dog on the floor beside him

A “Revolution”ary Theatrical Experience

Presented inside a revolving theater, the show includes an innovative audience seating area that moves around a stationary central stage for each act.

A man sits in an old fashioned living room with a cast iron stove and a dog on the floor beside him

A Classic Walt Disney Attraction

Walt Disney originally conceived the show as part of a new area at Disneyland Park called Edison Square. When the concept was abandoned, the idea was reimagined, eventually opening under the name “Progressland” at the 1964-65 New York World's Fair.

With the classic song "There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow” by the Academy Award®-winning team of brothers Richard and Robert Sherman, the show was an instant hit. Following its success, the show moved to Disneyland Park and was renamed “The Carousel of Progress.”

In 1975, the attraction moved to Magic Kingdom park where it was rewritten and restaged with a new theme song, “The Best Time of Your Life.”

In the true spirit of progress, the show was reworked in 1994 to its initial incarnation with the original theme song intact—as a tribute to nostalgia.

Hours

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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