Dated Disney Attraction Experiences Another Unfortunate Malfunction

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Walt Disney World Resort is home to many thrilling and one-of-a-kind attractions that simply can’t be experienced anywhere else.

When visiting Magic Kingdom, Disney Park Guests fall in love with the timeless and iconic attractions that they’ve known since the very beginning, like Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, Jungle Cruise, and many others. One of the most beloved areas of the Disney Park is Tomorrowland.

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Disney Guests can take a ride on Space Mountain, soar high above Tomorrowland on Astro Orbiter, and then help save the galaxy at Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ringer Spin. They can also take a futuristic ride around Tomorrowland on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover and then enjoy the hilarity that ensues at the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor.

If all of that wasn’t enough, perhaps one of the most iconic attractions in all of Magic Kingdom is nestled in the back of Tomorrowland. Of course, we’re talking about Carousel of Progress.

Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress
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Carousel of Progress was a show that was conceptualized by Walt Disney himself. The show follows an American family progressing through the 20th century, but the technology within the attraction has certainly seen its better days.

TikTok user @disneyparkdiy recently posted a video showing another malfunction happening in the Carousel of Progress.

Well that’s unfortunate #disney #disneyparks #disneyworld


Well that’s unfortunate #disney #disneyparks #disneyworld

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Disney Guests have noticed a fair share of animatronic mishaps and audio track issues at Carousel of Progress from time to time and some of those issues have led to rumors that the attraction could go under refurbishment. At this point, however, Disney has not announced a scheduled closure of the attraction.

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Disney’s official description of Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress reads:

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!

Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress
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At Magic Kingdom, there is so much to see and do! Cinderella Castle is decked out for the 50th anniversary and Festival of Fantasy and Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire have officially returned! You can ride the three big mountains: Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, and Big Thunder Mountain, or calm things down on Peter Pan’s Flight. Don’t forget to ride the iconic attractions Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Caribbean, Jungle Cruise, and “it’s a small world”. Rope drop the Disney Park to get on Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and then enjoy a mid-day snack with some Dole Whip. Be sure to meet Mickey Mouse and enjoy the firework show, Disney Enchantment!

What do you think of this malfunction on Carousel of Progress? Let us know in the comments!

Let the expert team at Academy Travel help you plan your next magical vacation to Disney World’s water parks, four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — and the Disney Springs shopping and dining district! Or, how about a trip to Disneyland Resort to experience Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure, as well as the Downtown Disney shopping and dining district!

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