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Disney World “Almost Burns Down” After Overcooking The Turkey

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Burning food is a rare mishap at Disney World, where culinary excellence is typically the norm. However, if a mishap occurs, the world-renowned theme park takes swift action to ensure guest satisfaction.

Disney World’s commitment to guest satisfaction extends beyond just fixing the immediate issue. The park values feedback and uses it as an opportunity to improve its culinary offerings continuously. If a guest provides feedback about burnt food, Disney World takes this information seriously, using it to assess and enhance its kitchen processes.

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All jokes aside now, Disney World has indeed burnt the turkey but not in the way guests may believe. Disney World guests can find delicious turkey legs while walking around the parks however, these are not the turkey we are talking about today. When guests think of something burning at Disney World, they probably tend to think of either a dining location or fireworks, but in this case, while guests are riding an attraction, they will witness a “fire” of the turkey burning.

The Carousel of Progress, located in Tomorrowland at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, is a time-traveling attraction that seamlessly combines entertainment and nostalgia. This attraction was originally created for the 1964 New York World’s Fair by Walt Disney himself, the Carousel of Progress found its permanent home in Disney World in 1975 and has captivated audiences ever since.

Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress

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The attraction takes guests on a journey through the 20th century, highlighting the evolution of technology and its impact on the American family. The heart of the Carousel of Progress is a rotating theater that transports guests from one scene to the next, each depicting a different era. As the theater revolves, audio-animatronic figures bring to life a family and their experiences in various decades, showcasing the changing landscape of innovation and daily life.

The attraction’s theme song, “There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow,” written by the Sherman Brothers, has become synonymous with the optimistic spirit of Disney. The catchy tune reflects Walt Disney’s unwavering belief in progress and the limitless possibilities of the future. This positive outlook is a central theme throughout the Carousel of Progress, emphasizing the role of innovation in enhancing the quality of life for everyone.

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While guests riding the Carousel of Progress go through different eras, the last era they will experience is Christmas morning and the family is talking about how great technology in the future may be due to the progress we have made over the last century. When the son and grandmother are playing a video game, the high-tech oven preheats to higher and higher while cooking the turkey.

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Please don’t accidentally set your oven to 975 degrees or it will be another Thanksgiving turkey ruined!!! Have an amazing Thanksgiving everyone!

While nothing caught on fire, this is a fun reminder for guests and fans at home this holiday season to remember about your turkeys in the oven. Also, remember “There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow” during this special holiday season.

Have you ever burnt the food during the holidays?

About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.