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Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress

Theme Park Ride / Attraction
Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista
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  • The Transit Navigator
    "Just remember, "There's a great big beautiful tomorrow!""(9 Tips)
    Bob A.
    "... personally created by Walt Disney for the 1964-65 New York World's Fair."(9 Tips)
    Jacqueline D.
    ""give him a left, you big lug !""(2 Tips)
    Chris R.
    "Enjoy it for what it was, and enjoy an air conditioned break!"(7 Tips)
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  • James R.
    James RiderSeptember 7
    Great place to rest from the heat or plan to be when rain is coming .. relaxing and fun to sing along!
  • Jenn ❤️☀️👙🌴🍷🐾 B.
    Cheesy and old but it's a classic and hopefully never gets redone! It's a great big beautiful tomorrow!
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa SosaMarch 14
    Great place to take a nap and escape the heat.
  • Elysia B.
    Elysia BennMarch 14
    A must-see, very informative!
  • Fabian P.
    Fabian PGJanuary 9
    Great for a 15 mins power nap!
  • Clarissa M.
    Clarissa McDanielOctober 4, 2016
    Classic Disney. Great place to sit down inside out of the sun or rain.
  • Kristine R.
    Kristine RoskoJuly 24, 2016
    Classic, yet underrated ride in Tomorrowland. Indoor, rotating theater. Displays various time periods using animatronics & music. Air conditioned. Theater seating. NEVER a wait!
  • Greg G.
    Greg GApril 10, 2016
    Generally no wait, and the ride is a classic. Always do this a few times during a trip. It's also a good way to get off your feet and be in air conditioning for a bit!
  • Yasmine D.
    Yasmine DumasApril 4, 2016
    This is a good place to go if you want to sit down for a lil while but at the same time want entertainment
  • Peter V.
    Peter VargasMarch 22, 2016
    Relaxing place to rest your feet and sing along to the most optimistic ride in Disney world!
  • Laur L.
    Laur Lo SkiDecember 26, 2015
    DO NOT EXIT THE SHOW DURING THE SHOW! We got stuck in the 1940's for an extra 4 minutes because some jerk did this. A good sit down "ride" not very exciting though.
  • Matthew F.
    Matthew FronheiserNovember 17, 2015
    A true Walt Disney classic. A must ride every time we are in the paek
  • Michael M.
    Michael MangumJune 20, 2015
    One of the must sees at Magic Kingdom.
  • Lindsaye
    LindsayeMay 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit in the back and soak it all in
  • J R.
    J RApril 29, 2015
    Good idea but it's a little creepy with all the animetronics...
  • Chris R.
    Chris RApril 9, 2015
    This is a classic from Walt Disney's original plans. He was the original Stark, with grand designs and world changing vision. Enjoy it for what it was, and enjoy an air conditioned break!
  • Joe W.
    Joe WinnMarch 21, 2015
    It's a great big beautiful tomorrow, shining at the end of every day!
  • Debo R.
    Debo RahFebruary 23, 2015
    The story behind the Carousel of Progress is fascinating. Look it up!
  • Lorenna T.
    Lorenna Tim BetaJanuary 6, 2015
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  • Hunter R.
    Hunter RidenourSeptember 8, 2014
    Nice Walt Disney original
  • M A.
    M ALDossaryAugust 23, 2014
    For some reason I always enjoy this Carousel. It is moving theater, both adults and kids will enjoy it.
  • D M.
    D MilewskiAugust 9, 2014
    Classic ride
  • RANERIO V.
    RANERIO VIEIRAMay 31, 2014
    How can it be called progress if it portrays USA still using Imperial system and not metric? That was the question in my mind.
  • Kevin G.
    Kevin GoodwinApril 23, 2014
    If you like dirty carpet smell, this is the ride for you!
  • Kellie D.
    Kellie DickersonFebruary 8, 2014
    This is one of the oldest rides at Disney....lines are short and a good way to cool off for 20 minutes
  • RGT Real Estate | L.
    Get away from the HEAT and lines - One of the best "rides" in all of Disney.
  • Coleman C.
    Coleman CrooksNovember 27, 2013
    It's a classic! Enjoy the show!
  • Kim T.
    Kim T.November 24, 2013
    The best attraction in the Magic Kingdom. Walt's baby. <3
  • Marcy D.
    Marcy DoryNovember 9, 2013
    I love this because it was one of Walt's favorites, but it's in need of updating - an overhaul and more decades represented. A good place for an air conditioned nap for your little ones (or you).
  • ⛄️ Mark S.
    ⛄️ Mark SullivanSeptember 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    "Oh no, you're not going tell us about the old days when you didn't even have a car phone!"
  • María Laura C.
    I like the part when they sing "There's a brave, big, beautiful tomorrow... Shining at the end of everyday" xD
  • Joe D.
    Joe D.September 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Remember this at the worlds fair in 64
  • ⛄️ Mark S.
    ⛄️ Mark SullivanSeptember 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Oh you and your progress! That paint mixer of yours just sloshed paint across my rump... er- rumpus room.
  • Jeremy P.
    Jeremy PlumleyJuly 29, 2013
    No privacy at all in this place!
  • Danny
    DannyJuly 27, 2013
    Great big beautiful tomorrow!
  • Laura T.
    Laura ThiesfeldJuly 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    It's not a trip to The Magic Kingdom without seeing this attraction! Pay homage to Mr. Walt Disney!
  • Karim K.
    Karim KamekaJuly 21, 2013
    Worst ride ever!! stick in the same place for the same section 1920s. Save time and skip this one.
  • Lauri B.
    Lauri BJuly 21, 2013
    One of my favorites!
  • Zachary
    ZacharyJuly 19, 2013
    All you people who want this updated suck. only way would be to remove it. it's Walt's baby, and it's awesome. very funny and Cathy
  • Suzanne S.
    Suzanne SiddenJuly 14, 2013
    Walt Disney is the mastermind behind this technology! A must at Disney World!
  • Karen D.
    Karen DeLabarJuly 12, 2013
    I think it's time they update this.
  • Jon S.
    Jon ShecketJuly 3, 2013
    There's a great big beautiful tomorrow...
  • lindsay v.
    lindsay veselakJune 9, 2013
    Often overlooked, great ride! My kids and I love this, and there's never much of a wait! Don't miss this one!
  • Tyler W.
    Tyler WetzelMay 6, 2013
    Classic. I really enjoy this old audio-animatronic show. This and Space Mountain are the epitome of Tomorrowland.
  • Stephenie S.
    Stephenie SchukraftApril 26, 2013
    Occasionally you may get stuck on the first era and have to sit through it several times before they let you off... Fair warning.
  • Robyn H.
    Robyn HealyApril 10, 2013
    Oldie but goodie!!!
  • Mary Kate
    Mary KateApril 7, 2013
    Needs an update!!
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel MezaApril 3, 2013
    There's a great, big, beautiful tomorrow shining at the end of everyday!
  • Michael R.
    Michael RoseMarch 14, 2013
    In the 20th century stage, Mom's two computers are a Quadra and a PowerBook 100 series.
  • Greg
    GregMarch 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't blow the neighborhood
  • Chad M.
    Chad MurrayMarch 6, 2013
    "Now is the time. Now is the best time, now is the best time of our lives!" I miss the old song!
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda S.February 21, 2013
    Updated last in what, 1986? Lol!
  • Zach J.
    Zach JaydonFebruary 18, 2013
    One of the ONLY attractions at DisneyWorld Walt Disney actually put HIS hands on. Although slightly outdated, it's amazing to see how Disney really pioneered technology. LOTS of air-conditioning!
  • Bekka C.
    Bekka CFebruary 17, 2013
    Great place for napping little ones.
  • Andy F.
    Andy FisherFebruary 2, 2013
    Best spot in Tomorrowland for a nap.
  • Jay B.
    Jay BassinFebruary 1, 2013
    The grandparents, parents and dog should be dead by Present Day.
  • David S.
    David SakataJanuary 21, 2013
    Awesome feeling of Nostalgia. Will go ahead and name my dog Rover because of this.
  • Steven S.
    Steven SeilerJanuary 18, 2013
    Don't ride with a lot of people, it's guaranteed 1-5 very inconsiderate persons will ruin the ride.
  • Kristin T.
    Kristin TangelJanuary 4, 2013
    The oven in the last scene is the best part.
  • Kristin T.
    Kristin TangelJanuary 4, 2013
    It's "no FLASH pictures."
  • Dayle-Lishus
    Dayle-LishusDecember 11, 2012
    Fell asleep..
  • Ian L.
    Ian LevensteinNovember 18, 2012
    Even if the future is no longer virtual reality video games and voice activated ovens, it's still worth giving this piece of history a look.
  • Renee R.
    Renee RNovember 4, 2012
    Classic! Must see. Especially good if you need a break from the sun and heat.
  • Tom E.
    Tom EdwardsOctober 27, 2012
    Almost worth it solely for the dated "current" references. Voice-activated ovens and Cosby sweaters!
  • DisneyisLove
    DisneyisLoveOctober 27, 2012
    Very relaxing ride. If you need a moment to sit down in the air conditioning, this is the ride. There is usually no wait.
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew McGregorOctober 12, 2012
    Best ride to take a nap in if you are tired.
  • Jordan K.
    Jordan KruegerOctober 12, 2012
    Best ride in all of Disney! If you miss it, you missed everything of value! :D
  • Ken H.
    Ken HonoskiOctober 12, 2012
    I wish I lived across the street from Kohn's Chinese Restaurant.
  • Tammy
    TammyOctober 4, 2012
    Cover your ears every time you rotate rooms. The song gets stuck in your head FAST! Other than that, it's cool to see technology progress.
  • Joanna S.
    Joanna SimoneAugust 19, 2012
    That Escalated Quickly
  • Grace O.
    Grace O'DonnellJune 10, 2012
    Our ride got stuck in between the end and beginning of the ride "it's a great big beautiful tomorrow...! Again and again and again...
  • Brian C.
    Brian CMay 25, 2012
    What job does John have so they have all this money during the Depression?
  • Pookie :.
    Pookie :)May 20, 2012
    Now is the time, now is the best time, now is the best time of your life...
  • Pookie :.
    Pookie :)May 20, 2012
    They have ruined this beyind recognition now. Alas.
  • John T.
    John ThomyMay 19, 2012
    The carousel of progress needs to progress and get some wifi up in here
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MasonApril 19, 2012
    So...the people all age really slowly and the dog is immortal...?!
  • Lisbet C.
    Lisbet CrawfordApril 4, 2012
    another good ride to cool of on
  • Donna A.
    Donna AppleApril 3, 2012
    There's a great big beautiful tomorrow ......
  • Bob A.
    Bob AycockApril 2, 2012
    Originally named General Electric Carousel of Progress, the show was personally created by Walt Disney for the 1964-65 New York World's Fair. Read more
  • Meg J.
    Meg JoMarch 31, 2012
    "Rover, don't interrupt while Sarah's interrupting."
  • Brandon H.
    Brandon HarttMarch 25, 2012
    If you get stuck be prepared to listen to the same one over and over!
  • Paula S.
    Paula ScholtenMarch 15, 2012
    Who's looking for privacy at Disney World
  • Mandie K.
    It's a little outdated but still hilarious. ^_^ can not wait for voice programmed stoves.
  • Ashley H.
    Ashley HudlowMarch 1, 2012
    One of the best rides at Disney! It's its own kind of awesome :-D
  • MacK L.
    MacK LedFebruary 28, 2012
    The grandmother in the rocking chair makes another appearance in the ballroom scene at the Haunted Mansion. Love this ride!!
  • Brandon L.
    Brandon LopezJanuary 28, 2012
    "I do, I'm starving!"
  • Craig W.
    Craig WingersonJanuary 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Walt Disney's vision for the future...inside the PeopleMover!
  • David S.
    David SantiniJanuary 24, 2012
    Needs an upgrade
  • Jonathan C.
    Jonathan CorriereJanuary 13, 2012
    For some reason this ride brings back my first visit of Disney World and that's why I love it
  • Zach B.
    Zach BehrensJanuary 8, 2012
    Seriously, this is so much fun in many ways!
  • The Transit Navigator
    The Transit NavigatorJanuary 1, 2012
    Hidden in the corner of the park, make sure to stop at the Carousel of Progress to fully realize innovation in our world. Just remember, "There's a great big beautiful tomorrow!"
  • John O.
    John OliveDecember 24, 2011
    Little Egypt was at the Chicago Worlds Fair, not St. Louis. Historically inaccurate.
  • Amy D.
    Amy DDecember 12, 2011
    There's a great big beautiful tomorrow!
  • Jason D.
    Jason DaubenspeckDecember 10, 2011
    Sit towards the back for a prime napping spot. :-)
  • Kristy D.
    Kristy De VivoDecember 4, 2011
    The only ride created by Walt Disney himself... Also great on hot days, has ice cold AC and you get to sit down!
  • Natalie S.
    Natalie S.November 26, 2011
    Sit a little to the right of center to be in the middle.
  • Natalie S.
    Natalie S.November 26, 2011
    Sit a little to the right of the center if you want to be in the middle.
  • Patti H.
    Patti HusbandsNovember 25, 2011
    I miss "now is the time, now is the best time..."
  • Alayne G.
    Alayne GanoNovember 24, 2011
    "haha, anyone for pizza?"
  • Jason Z.
    Jason ZahniserNovember 19, 2011
    It's a great, big beautiful tomorrow!!
  • Ricardo R.
    Ricardo RodriguezOctober 15, 2011
    Give him a left you big lug!
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RiquelmeOctober 8, 2011
    "That's what they call progree hun..."
  • Chelsea H.
    Chelsea HudlowOctober 5, 2011
    Give in to the song, it will become stuck in your brain FOREVER.
  • Jackie B.
    Jackie BeckerOctober 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Pay attention to everything in the background of the sets - lots of detail to look at!
  • Hillary W.
    Hillary WalkerSeptember 30, 2011
    There's a great big beautiful tomorrow shining at the end of everyday!!! :)
  • Lisa
    LisaSeptember 29, 2011
    Watch for the brostache. It's hard to miss. (=
  • Aurora M.
    Aurora MooreSeptember 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Sing A Long people! It is part of the fun!!!
  • Drew M.
    Drew McLellanAugust 27, 2011
    Another family tradition! Enjoy the show...and the song that will be stuck in your head for the rest of the day!
  • Julio P.
    Julio PenarandaAugust 14, 2011
    Last "future" (present) scene is somewhat updated, better than what it was before
  • Jacqueline D.
    Jacqueline DeCapuaJuly 30, 2011
    "give him a left, you big lug !"
  • Jivan A.
    Jivan AchrejaJuly 20, 2011
    The kid is totally going to turn out to be a serial killer. The dad is totally hilarious unintentionally... And demeaning to his wife.
  • Tom W.
    Tom WagnerJuly 10, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    One of the all-time classics.
  • Eric C.
    Eric CohenJune 16, 2011
    Look at the message board in the last scene by the mom. There is a Post-It referring to Marty Sklar.
  • Will S.
    Will ScottJune 15, 2011
    Poor Sarah's rump....err rumpus...room.
  • Stephanie A.
    Stephanie AcostaJune 13, 2011
    Adrian G: They were quoting Uncle Orville. Have you been on the ride??
  • Dan J.
    Dan JMay 18, 2011
    Nice relaxing and cool thing to sit through-a nostalgic favorite too.
  • Erica P.
    Erica PhilipsApril 20, 2011
    If you want to ruin it for everybody, walk out in the middle of a scene.
  • Kendra R.
    Kendra RadulyApril 12, 2011
    The kitty at the end is my favorite!
  • Kendra R.
    Kendra RadulyApril 12, 2011
    PROGRESS!!!
  • Christian G.
    Christian GarlandMarch 25, 2011
    This is the most absurd and hilarious ride at WDW.
  • Bradley W.
    Bradley WilliamsMarch 7, 2011
    LEAVE NOW
  • Katie
    KatieFebruary 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    please don't take pictures.
  • Adrian G.
    Adrian GiannottaFebruary 12, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    What the heck does that mean? No privacy? what were you expecting?
  • Beth W.
    Beth WoodJanuary 7, 2011
    It's so retro, it's become cool again!
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SelvyDecember 29, 2010
    hahaha "car phone" "laser disk" "future"
  • Vanessa U.
    Vanessa UngvichianDecember 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great for some time off your feet and AC during hot months.
  • Sam R.
    Sam ReyesNovember 30, 2010
    this was cute. good place to chill if you need a break from walking/standing all day.
  • Andy C.
    Andy CampbellNovember 17, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    You might recognize the voice of the actor in this longest running theater show. Its the same voice as the narrator from "A Christmas Story"
  • Lizzie P.
    Lizzie ParrisNovember 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    You have to ride it so the song is stuck in your head the rest of the trip
  • Alyssa P.
    Alyssa PaczOctober 10, 2010
    "No privacy at all around this place"
  • Gregorio F.
    Gregorio FelicianoSeptember 28, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Poor dad doesn't know how to cook.
  • Erin J.
    Erin JustErinApril 24, 2010
    Don't bring screaming babies on this ride; or to disney world at all.
  • Logan D.
    Logan DonahooJanuary 3, 2010
    Try not to laugh at all the unintentional innuendos in the script, and adorably outdated references in the 1990's scene.
  • Logan D.
    Logan DonahooJanuary 3, 2010
    Clap and sing along with the cheesy song after each scene
  • M. Z.
    M. ZarpellonOctober 7, 2016
    Um clássico da Disney! Amo carousel! E este em especial é mto bacana pq é um teatro que roda! Vale mto a pena!
  • Douglas M.
    Douglas MachadoJanuary 14, 2014
    Muito bacana! O orgulho dos americanos é invejável...
  • Evandro S.
    Evandro StangerAugust 9, 2013
    Show!! Cenários perfeitos e muito reais!! História da evolução tecnológica pelo século 20!!
  • Orlando Revista
    Orlando RevistaMay 11, 2013
    Prepare-se para ficar com a música na cabeça! "there's a great big beautiful tomorrow!!" Uma atração clássia da Disney!!
  • Cristyam O.
    Cristyam OtavianoJanuary 14, 2012
    Me deixa tonto !
  • landoo C.
    landoo Cort-QuezDecember 30, 2011
    no lo recomiendo, y solo avanza hasta que se llena de gente.
  • Anthony M.
    Anthony MatheniaJune 4, 2011
    "Ooh La La"
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