It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Carousel of Progress at Magic Kingdom Says Long Time Disney World Devotee - Inside the Magic

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Nighttime view of the iconic carousel of progress attraction at Disney, recently evacuated, featuring its futuristic architecture and illuminated signage.

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28 Comments

  1. Harry

    We just go there to make out since it’s dark and empty. That’s what that smell is….

    1. Big D

      I first encountered The Carousel of Progress as a kid at the NY world’s fair. It was fantastic then and we still enjoyed the attraction every visit to Disney World. It is still great as far as we are concerned. It has been updated through the years. Keep it running. Refresh and refurbish the attraction. It is also a great place to take a break, sit,cool off and enjoy a little quiet time after walking and needing a rest.

      1. Vic

        I agree. It just needs to be updated in the last show piece. It needs to show today’s phones, computers, etc.

        1. Debby Saloway

          Just the last scene needs updating. Nothing else. It’s a must do for me. Never miss it on my trips. I too saw it at the 1964 worlds fair. Fell in love with it then and never stopped!

          1. Mark

            I also saw this at the world’s fair, this is my favorite Disney World ride. Please update the last scene.

      2. Capt Tom

        That’s exactly how we look at it. It’s a place to sit down in the air conditioning and relax when you’re waiting for the lines to go down somewhere else. It’s an old friend, I too saw it with my parents and the 1964/65 World’s Fair in Flushing Queens

  2. walt

    Here we go again – – -one self important writer interviews one insignificant person and the whole attraction needs to be canned. We are SO fortunate to have so many people who think their opinions should dictate the course of the world. This is the result of every sniveling little kid back in the 90’s getting a trophy for every bowel movement they made.

  3. Mary

    I have an idea just because you don’t like it . Maybe just maybe you walk right past it !! The world doesn’t revolve around anyone time people learned that !

  4. Fred

    If you don’t like it . Skip it .

  5. C

    WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF???!!!  Aaaarrrrrgggh.  I sat in the dentist chair last Tuesday and felt pain.
     
    Drool on my little blue napkin protector thing, light in my eyes, dental professional lecturing me pain.
     
    Gums were bleeding, eyes were watering, jaw was pulsating…..pain.
     
    And totally preventable.  If only.  If only I had decided to form a better habit of FLOSSING!
     
    Oh sure – I brush my teeth habitually – morning and night, and after sugar loaded foods.  I even use some kind of crazy blue mouth wash.
     
    But flossing?  Not so much.  Not any more.  I formed the habit earlier in life…..but let it slip away in the last two years.  Why?  Laziness, plain and simple.
     
    And that laziness transformed into two solid hours of dental pain.
     
    BUT WAIT!  My dental professional just said something.  Say it again doctor:
     
    “Corey – you do not have to floss in the bathroom at a sink.  Just put the floss someplace where you have to physically move it out of the way……someplace you must acknowledge it……so you can’t be lazy about it.”
     
    BRILLIANCE!  And not only is it helping me on the 28 day path to habit formation, it became a magic moment which we might all be able to use in our traditional life.
     
    If you and your work partners and your field leaders physically and mentally place the usage of our habits and traditions directly in the path of our work tasks…..prior to the first critical step……then you are much more likely to do them.
     
    Leaders – stand in the path of your team as they head to the work …….physically look them over and send them back if not ready.
     
    Future Leaders– your good traditions become a habit. Require yourself to pick habit forming traditions that keep you and your leaders engaged and reviewed. Review and do not become complacent before anything else.
     
    And so on.
     
    Perhaps teeth, good traditions, and the Carousel of Progress have more in common than we think.

    C C

  6. Larry E. Brooks

    Update, don’t eliminate!

    1. Tim

      I love it. A must do. Nostalgic and fun.

  7. JL

    I second Update Don’t Eliminate. Carousel of Progress is a classic and a treasure. Update it but don’t Eliminate it!

  8. Marie

    Leave it alone! Maybe add another section to address today but other than that, leave it alone.

    And if you don’t like it….no one is forcing you. Finally….last time I was in….I actually didn’t smell anything.

  9. Disneyfan2

    Carousel of Progress needs to be updated to the latest technology. There some other rides like Tomorrowland Speedway needs to be updated electric trackless or something else and Buzz Lightyeear Space Ranger needs update to like one in Japan or something else. ❤️👌😍

  10. Andy Powell

    Carousel of Progress is my all-time #1 favorite attraction. However, I have never seen it at WDW because I have never been to WDW. I saw the DL version. I have said this a million times — bring it back to Disneyland where it belongs! It was Walt’s favorite attraction and he wanted it at Disneyland permanently. It’s high time they respected his wishes!!!

  11. Andy Powell

    Carousel of Progress is my all-time #1 favorite attraction. However, I have never seen it at WDW because I have never been to WDW. I saw the Disneyland version. I have said this a million times — bring it back to Disneyland where it belongs! It was Walt’s favorite attraction and he wanted it at Disneyland permanently. It’s high time they respected his wishes!!!

  12. AlexH

    Nearly everyone agrees that the last scene needs to be kept up to date with today’s gadgets. That’s all. Nearly everyone agrees it’s a nice gentle ride through the last 100 years or so, the first time you encounter it. That’s why it must stay, because there will always be first timers who haven’t yet seen it. If you’ve been going for 40 years, then yes it will feel tired. You’ve seen it all before. Familiarity breeds contempt, but I’ve got kids and grand kids who have never been. One day no doubt they’ll get the chance and I’d hate to think they’d miss it because it’s been taken down.

  13. Jo

    Don’t like it don’t go on it
    It’s that simple

  14. J

    You were probably smelling yourself never been a bad smell on that ride again don’t go go to universal I heard they ve rides

  15. NickNick

    Disney is in many of peoples harts this ride is the testimony of the future of technology just because you say it’s a must do for me because it’s part of Disney Legacy and Disney made Show did anyone see the video on the YouTube on how this attraction was made? It’s the only attraction that has a film of Disney talking about tomorrow technology song. It’s a great big Beautiful for tomorrow as well. The song that people love this never go away.

  16. Nick

    Disney is in many of peoples harts this ride is the testimony of the future of technology just because you say it’s a must do for me because it’s part of Disney Legacy and Disney made Show did anyone see the video on the YouTube on how this attraction was made? It’s the only attraction that has a film of Disney talking about tomorrow technology song. It’s a great big Beautiful for tomorrow as well. The song that people love this never go away.

  17. Mike

    Time for an update, keep the theme though. Disney needs to stop catering to woke agendas.

  18. DisneyWorldResident 1998

    Mary can kindly keep her opinion to herself, just tidy up the attraction and leave it at that, not everything needs to be “up to date” and “relevant”, some rides are timeless and should be left as such, the carousel of progress serves to show what Walt Disney’s vision of tomorrow was, and it gives us a glimpse into the past, much like how the great movie ride didn’t need to be replaced, this ride should stay too.

  19. Kay

    There is nothing wrong with the Carousel of Progress. Many of us LOVE this attraction!

    Stay away if you do not.

  20. Clinton

    We like to go to here to get out of the heat and to relax, please don’t close.

  21. Chris

    I love the COP. It has this wonderful kitsch appeal that imagines a future much simpler and at the same time grander than reality. It is also, along with Hall of Presidents, one the opportunities to seek respite from the midday Orlando sun and take a Power Nap.

  22. Michele

    I remember Carousel of Progress at Disneyland in Anaheim when I was a kid. At first, it was great cause it was cool inside on a hot summer day. Then I finally got into the message of it and enjoyed it for what it was saying.. I’m 66 now…all things must end eventually!

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