This attraction debuted in New York at the 1964 World’s Fair. Walt Disney developed this attraction to be part of GE’s “Progressland” exhibit. The “Carousel of Progress” quickly became one of the most popular attractions at the World’s Fair. The story is told via an Audio-Animatronic family as seen at the turn of the twentieth century, in the 1920’s, the 1940’s and present day. Not only were animatronics amazing back in ‘64, the theater seats revolved around the stage.
If you’re in Tomorrowland and “Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress” is open, you can be assured of two things: the park is probably busy and there’s very little wait for this attraction. It can be a very pleasant way to pass 20+ minutes. You’re comfortably seated in a theater, you’re away from the crowds, you’re out of the heat and best of all, you’re watching a show that Walt himself designed.
Guests may remain in their wheelchairs or ECVs.