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Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress

Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress

An Attraction in Magic Kingdom

Last updated: June 17, 2024

At a Glance

Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress is a four-act play offering a nostalgic look at how electricity and technology changed the lives of an animatronic family during the 20th century. General Electric sponsored the first version of the show for the 1964 World’s Fair in New York City, in keeping with the fair’s theme of progress. The first scene is set around 1900 (our research indicates Thursday, February 14, 1901, on a farm outside Arkansas City, Kansas); the second around 1927; and the third in the late 1940s. The fourth scene is allegedly contemporary, but references to laser discs and car phones are not-so-subtle clues that the script hasn’t been updated in over 25 years.

Although the last scene needs updating, Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress is the only attraction in the park that displays Walt’s optimistic vision of a better future through technology and industry. If you’re interested in the man behind the mouse, this show is a must-see.

Current Standby Wait Time
Attraction Closed
Guest Overall Rating
Our Overall Rating
Preschool
Grade School
Teens
Young Adults
Over 30
Seniors
Duration
21 min
Rider Switch?
No
Minimum Height
None
Queues
  • Standby
Accessibility
  • Handheld Captioning
  • Video Captioning
  • Assistive Listening
  • Audio Description
  • May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV

Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress Full Show Video

Touring Tips

When To Go
Anytime
Early Theme Park Entry?
Yes
Extended Evening Theme Park Hours?
No
Carousel of Progress handles big crowds effectively and is a good choice during busier times of day. Because of its age, it seems to have more minor operational glitches than most attractions, so you may be subjected to the same dialogue and songs several times. Think of it as extra time in the air-conditioning.

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Wait Times

Here's roughly how many minutes you'll wait for Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress at each Magic Kingdom Crowd Level.

1
5 to 13
2
5 to 15
3
5 to 16
4
5 to 16
5
5 to 16
6
5 to 16
7
5 to 16
8
5 to 16
9
5 to 16
10
5 to 16
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