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Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress

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User ID: justjoecool   Thrill: 1  Theme: 4  Overall: 4 (12/13/2012)
It has GREAT BIG BEAUTIFUL AIR CONDITIONING!!!

User ID: EdisYoda   Thrill: 2  Theme: 4  Overall: 4 (4/14/2008)
I wish this would come back to Disneyland. It's a classic AA show and a great song.

User ID: WDWFreak92   Thrill: 2  Theme: 4  Overall: 4 (2/11/2008)
A true Magic Kingdom classic. It's so nostalgic and really makes your imagination soar. It's so overlooked and underrated. A day at the Magic Kingdom is not complete without a ride on the Carousel of Progress. It never gets old to me eve nthough I can basically mouth off each and every word.

User ID: rshaul   Thrill: 1  Theme: 3  Overall: 2 (1/6/2008)
My kids love when the teather moves (I did too because it means we're closer to the end) way to long! people like the "classic" value, well Disney is not a museum so update that thing already!

User ID: Nate The Great   Thrill: 3  Theme: 4  Overall: 4 (11/21/2007)
One of the best and most underrated shows on the property, the Carousel of Progress is one of those attractions that should have a permanent place in the Magic Kingdom.

User ID: danzin2it   Thrill: 1  Theme: 2  Overall: 2 (5/22/2007)
You should definitely see this at least once but the song is comparable to "it's a small world".

User ID: WolfDreamer   Thrill: 2  Theme: 3  Overall: 3 (4/12/2007)
I remember riding this with my grandfather when I was younger. It makes a little more sense now, as an adult. This is one of the most dedicated rides/shows to Walt Disney's message of progress. If you've been on this ride and remember it clearly, go see Meet the Robinsons and you'll appreciate both of them a little more.

User ID: Time8   Thrill: 4  Theme: 4  Overall: 4 (3/1/2007)
This is still a fantastic attraction. It stimulates your imagination and your fondnest for the past. I thrills you with the good old days, or as it is said now "back in the day", and still gets you excited about a positive future. This is one of my favorite attractions in all of WDW !! I hope it never goes the way of Horizons or World of Motion. It they have to modernize the mechanics of this attraction it would be worth the time and expense..

User ID: copperbottom19   Thrill: 1  Theme: 1  Overall: 4 (7/11/2006)
How did this ride get a 4? I dunna. It just did.

User ID: mrsrandytaylor   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (2/5/2006)
love it

User ID: Antcomp   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: Unrated (1/6/2006)
I have never been on the ride (but plan to next tim I visit, I line in NV. I was told that Walt Said this was his favorite actraction and hoped it would opperate as long as it was open. So Walt has given them the choice keep the Carousel spining or close the Magic Kingdom. Isn't there something about honoring the wishes of the deceased?

User ID: spaceshiphorizons   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (1/5/2006)
the first and only remaining carousel theater show and still the best. see classic disney theme park entertainment at it's finest. It should be open all year long

User ID: MrToadWildRider   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (11/4/2005)
Man they dropped the ballon the rating again :) 2/4?? For CoP?? Blasphemy.

This is always enjoyable. Good AA figures, educational, fun, and nice and cool in there. Plus, there's almost never a wait if you show up at the start of the show.

A 4 ride :) You must see this!

User ID: steph1990   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (5/7/2005)
A definate classic!

User ID: jsfra209   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (3/14/2005)
"Well its a great, big, beautiful, tommorow...Shining at the end of every day!!"

This is a really great ride. A lot of fun and very educational

User ID: roadrunner06479   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (3/13/2005)
COP is fun and entertaining when you want to take a brake. Seeing different stages set from different time periods facinated me!!

User ID: treeray   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (3/3/2005)
This is the one that makes you understand what Disney is all about.

User ID: dave b 123   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: Unrated (2/11/2005)
I like seeing the past till the future

User ID: nelsonfran18   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (10/8/2004)
My wife and I love the attraction to see all the changes....backt then, now and the future!

User ID: Lampy   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (9/16/2004)
Walt's favourite attraction - I love it although the last segment could always look better...

User ID: Disneylover06   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (7/14/2004)
A classic ride-I always go on the carousel of progress (when it is open). I love looking back at the "old days".

User ID: Tony 64   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (6/9/2004)
Carousel Of Progress is a must see for all ages!!!!

User ID: Peter Sam   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (5/22/2004)
This is one of my very favourite Disney attractions, again unique only to the Disney company. I am very upset when I last visited the park to find it closed, only to re-open seasonally which is a shame. I enjoy the theme-tune alot, much more then I do 'It's A Small World' (In fact, this is more likely to stick in your head!). The show itself is educational yet very entertaining and I give credit to the company for this unique 'threatre' system. The name originally gave the impression (to me) that it was literally a carrousel, but instead, it was A LOT better then just that. I'd love to learn more about it and I hope to see it again when I next visit in the future. Overall, the perfect attraction to complete your visit, or a least to be seen once and appreciated fully.

User ID: gordonfan   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (5/17/2004)
Excellent, you must go on it everytime you go to Disney World or you got an uncompleted Disney Vacation.

User ID: ridermage   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (4/30/2004)
This is a pretty neat ride, and again, I was disappointed that it is now only seasonal.

User ID: Iluvwaltdis   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (10/20/2003)
Cool, must go on every time

User ID: Uncle Orville   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: Unrated (10/16/2003)
Great, Needs to be open all the time and add the original ending... This is Walt Disney

User ID: chrisandginny   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (10/16/2003)
If you have never seen it, make it a point to. This is a part of americana and history. By the way, you will never get that song out of your head.

User ID: Ohiofamily   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (9/8/2003)
Took my kids on this thinking they probably wouldn't like it, but that it would be good for them (educational). It was very educational, and they actually loved it! They asked to go on it over and over. We ended up riding it 7 times in 3 days, until I finally said no more! They were fascinated by the robotics and seeing history come alive and made real. We all loved this ride. I hope Disney realizes that it is rides like this that distinguish it from regional amusement parks. This ride is still cool after 40 years. Added benefits: a good place to cool off and rest your feet, or to get out of the rain, or to wait for fast-pass times. There is more than nostalgic value in this ride -- it reflects the ingenuity, genius, skill and values of the time when Disney had a deserved lock on family entertainment.

User ID: nats   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (8/10/2003)
This a great attraction. I lived through all of these periods and it rally brings back memories. It would be a catastrophy if they get rid of this. It was one of Walt's greatest triumphs

User ID: MickeyManiac   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (7/1/2003)
Great way to see life before "the future". The one thing about this attraction is that it is so old that sometimes the characters and timing goes wrong and you miss a lot of the ride.

User ID: thumpersgirl85   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: Unrated (6/6/2003)
Really boring and hoaky. Good place to take a nap.

User ID: I_Heard_A_Tink   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (5/18/2003)
This attraction is one of my favorites in all of Walt Disney World!

User ID: Dear1023   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (3/28/2001)
Something I don't miss when I go to WDW. More for adults. I don't think kids understand that things were that different.

User ID: mtdagon   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 2 (3/25/2001)
loved this as a kid-in bad need of an update-liked the other music much better.

User ID: josesanzpr   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (3/25/2001)
Disney Classic Attraction!

User ID: TOTwdw23   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (3/25/2001)
This is one of my favorite rides at WDW! Save the Carousel of Progress!

User ID: fairy_princess10   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (3/25/2001)
A classic, but don't go on it more that ones unless you want that song in your head! (kinda like Small World)

User ID: WDWEC   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (3/25/2001)
don'tvever go away

User ID: dreesens   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: Unrated (3/25/2001)
A True Walt Disney Original

User ID: charjean   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (3/25/2001)
A nice, enjoyable ride, and you even learn something!

User ID: tikibears   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (3/25/2001)
all time disney classic! i only wish that disney would spend some money and take better care of it. i have seen it deteriorate over the last few years. very sad. shame on disney management!!!

User ID: ninafeliz1   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (3/11/2001)
I love this ride! I always have, and I'll be very sad if they close it for good (like the rumors I've been hearing say they are going to do). This is a Disney classic. I still remembeor the old song "Now is the time". I will always have a soft spot in my heart for this one.

User ID: gsvdave   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (1/26/2001)
It is a fun ride, but I wish they would update it as the years go by.

User ID: purpleEnergy   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (1/26/2001)
This is such a good ride!!! I will be sad to see this ride go too :( I am surprised they are even considering taking this ride out since it was one of Walt's own creations.

User ID: ashermel   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (1/26/2001)
Great piece of Disney Theme Park history. Will be very sad to see this attraction go away. I understand that it is scheduled for closure at it's current home, The Magic Kingdom. Perhaps it could move to Paris Disneyland. Then a decade later, on to Tokoyo Disneyland where it can remain and where it will get the respect it deserves. After all, the Carousel of Progress has already graced the New Your World's Fair of 1964,65 as well as Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom.

User ID: shortikell   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (1/26/2001)
As long as they keep updating this ride, it's one that people shouldn't miss!

User ID: DisneyPrincess_96   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (1/26/2001)
It is a classic!!! If it gets taken away from WDW there will be thumpin' going on up there in Burbank and the Disney Studios!!! lol

User ID: Disneytom   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (1/26/2001)
Great Classic attraction!

User ID: disneycat   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: Unrated (1/26/2001)
This is a piece of Disney History. One of Walt's masterpieces. If they ever get rid of it at WDW please send it back to Disneyland, this would be way better then that lame inovations.

User ID: IanJ   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (1/26/2001)
A Walt Disney Classic not to be missed. Too bad it opens at 11AM and closes at 5PM. Hopefully it won't be closed for good

User ID: WDWEC   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (1/26/2001)
THIS attraction brings old and new technical advances together in one (well many) rooms. It may need a update, but don't make it an electronics 'ma;;' like the one in DL, thats what EPCOT is for, and does it very well. Keep it at WDW, its a piece of history all should be able to ride!

User ID: bairdbeth   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (1/18/2001)
Classic Disney. My 4 year loved singing along. I hope they don't close this one!!

User ID: wurtzy71   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (1/5/2001)
This is a classic Disney attraction. Plus it comes in handy when you get those classic 30 minute Florida downpours. I like that they keep updating it every few years.

User ID: NikkiLOVESMickey   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (12/20/2000)
THE definitive Walt Disney attraction! What Disney lover can't appreciate this audio-animatronic wonder, one which was so close to the heart of Walt Disney himself!?! This is the attraction taht, in my mind, defines what Disney is all about.

User ID: kirbysloan   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (11/1/2000)
Wonderful! Odd to have the 60-odd year jump from the 40's to the Millenium and also to have the family not age in the first 3 scenes but that SONG is more contagious than Small World. This is a true masterpiece.

User ID: tsaleeby   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (7/10/2000)
This is the BEST attraction there is. It is my family's favorite.

User ID: Scrooge2000   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: Unrated (7/8/2000)
I've always loved the Carousel of Progress, and always will. This is a great Disney Classic Attraction!

User ID: RBennett   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (7/8/2000)
I grew up with the original. All time Disney classic.


User ID: Coop   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (7/8/2000)
One of the truly unique Disney attractions. This is the last show in the US using the rotating theater format, and one of the few animatronic show based attractions left at WDW also. I really hope that they let this attraction stay around. We need these type of charming attractions for those of us that can't do thrill rides.

CRIS

User ID: sjdimon   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (7/8/2000)
There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow, Shining at the end of every day..... I LOVE THIS ATTRACTION....and feel that it has become one of those quintessential WDW Attractions that I cannot miss when I am there (albeit only once every 4 or 5 years!). I would really be disappointed to see this close, expecially now that Horizons (or what I thought of as the CoP, Part II) is gone. C'mon...not EVERY attraction has to have some thrill or another to make it worth visiting. I really like the latest update to this....can't we leave this one here, just for a little while longer???......

User ID: bwanabob   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (7/8/2000)
I can't believe the LP.com rating is only a 2! This is a WDW classic.

User ID: Phillip   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (7/8/2000)
A Disney classic. Still a must-see when we're at WDW, and a fond remembrance of Walt's days as an innovator.

User ID: Fortune Red   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (7/8/2000)
Still a good ride, but nearing the end sadly . . .

User ID: clangewisch   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: Unrated (7/8/2000)
My family loves the Carousel of Progress. Maybe because we feel close to Walt there, because of how personally involved he was with this. I hope Disney will not take it out.

User ID: SirLamer   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (6/23/2000)
I never saw the original Carousel of Progress, but my mother told me it was great and was dissapointed when they took it out. Then I got the opportunity to see it in Walt Disney World. It was great. The Carousel of Progress is an exhibit of all the different technologies and fads that were created in the past hundered years. After every section, the seating area moves to the next section. This is not a must-see, but if you have the time, I suggest you see it.

User ID: Futurist   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (6/4/2000)
A Walt Disney hallmark Attraction. The company better not ever get rid of it. I'LL PROTEST IF THEY EVER DO!

User ID: movienut10   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (5/13/2000)
The Carousel Of Progress will always have a soft spot in my heart. I just wish that they would bring back the "Now is the time" version.


User ID: cinderellame   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (5/7/2000)
I loved it at Disneyland as a kid, I was so thrilled to see it many years later as an adult

User ID: JungleSkipper   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (5/7/2000)
I grew up in California and Carousel of Progress was one of my FAVORITE attractions - I liked America Sings too but missed the ol' GE show. Last May, I went to Disney World for the first time and was THRILLED to find out that the Carousel was running there. Unfortunately, they closed the attraction early that day so I missed it entirely. And now it's closed forever. WHY do they keep closing these fab old attractions that people CLEARLY love no matter what? It makes me crazy - really messes with my nostalgia, man. Thanks for listenting.

User ID: ToonKirby   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: Unrated (5/7/2000)
Classic Walt Disney showmanship! Everybody sing: There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow, Shining at the End of Every Day ...

User ID: ChipDale   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (5/7/2000)
I love this attraction, but wish that they would put in better monitors in the preshow area - it's very difficult to see and the sound needs to be improved.

User ID: voxs   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (5/7/2000)
A classic from the Sixties! Glad they snagged Mel Blanc as the parrot and Cousin who created"Air Coolin'"..They need to change the Future segment..Should have a robot-cat after a robot- mouse..kids zapping the Christmas tree to another color..more comedy!! Dad should fly home in a Rocket Rod and we see him park it via T.V. etc. Tom Morrow should be hectic cook in kitchen etc. Plug some of their Tomorrowland stuff
Light fixture looks like Orbitron ! Put a Hidden Mickey in there !! Etc. The stage is set..just add to it for the New Century !

User ID: hosewater   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (5/7/2000)
A timeless ride...my family and I love it! 2 or 3 visits per Florida trip.


User ID: wdtcgal   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (5/7/2000)
this ride is a classic not a thriller but it has a very good message about the way the world has evolved.

User ID: delimouse   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (5/7/2000)
Classic Disney at it's best.I remember it from the'64 WF and it's still as great as it was then

User ID: lislou   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (5/1/2000)
I've lived in So Cal all my life and was so devestaed when they removed "America Sings" from Disneyland. "Carousel" is reminscent of it and is absolutely charming. For you naysayers -- everything can't or shouldn't be "Space Mountain." Future generations should be allowed to enjoy Carousel. Beides, it was Walt's creation (Not Eisner's!) Don't mess with it!!!

User ID: Jeremiah   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (2/5/2000)
Still a great attraction, it might not be a thrill ride but if you go on it expecting a scream you really got lost. It would fit much better in E.P.C.O.T. but it is fun.

User ID: TP2000   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (1/27/2000)
A wonderful and upbeat family attraction, and the theater spins around! Neat! A great way to decompress after Space Mountain, and the whole family should find something to like about this one. The optimistic tone and snappy theme song will keep you cheery for days.

User ID: damon63   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 1 (1/17/2000)
I'm sorry but enough is enough.

User ID: elene   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (1/11/2000)
I absolutely love this ride. I live in CA and miss it so much. I was in 6th grade when they removed it from Disneyland and moved it to WDW and remember how upset I was when they took it out. I visited WDW in 1998 and was so thrilled to get to see it again!

User ID: NancyDVC   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 3 (1/7/2000)
Sentimental old me again. I'm back to my youth and visiting the NY World's Fair. I memorized the original lyrics and can still 'sing' them (off key and probably out of tune but with enthusiasm)

User ID: Lyall   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 2 (1/6/2000)
Needs to be updated

User ID: TPA_RickWest   Thrill: Unrated  Theme: Unrated  Overall: 4 (1/5/2000)
A wonderful piece of Disney history, the Carousel of Progress was originally designed for a World's Fair in the early 1960s. WDW does a fantastic job at presenting this incredible attraction in its glory. An absolute MUST is seeing the pre-show videos on the monitors outside the theater before going inside. A true gem; at Walt Disney World, there's a great big, beautiful tomorrow!











































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