11 Walt Disney World Attractions You Didn’t Know Existed

Carousel of Progress

6. Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress – Tomorrowland, Magic Kingdom

This attraction sits off to the side in Tomorrowland, so it’s easy to miss. The Carousel of Progress had its beginnings at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. It was then moved to Disneyland in California in 1967, where it was in operation until 1973. It opened at Walt Disney World in 1975, four years after the park opened. It was renamed “Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress” in 1993 to honor Walt. The attraction is a 21-minute stage show that follows the progression of technology through the 20th century. The show takes place in four acts on a stationary stage while the audience seating area rotates around the stage (much like a carousel). Each act portrays a time in America and depicts the latest technology and progress of the time—the beginning of the 20th century, the 1920s, 1940s and 1960s. The 1960s scene has gone through some changes that have brought it toward the 1980s and 1990s. Don’t miss your chance to have a great big beautiful tomorrow! (Photo credit: Disney)