Review: Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress

For all the nostalgia nerds out there (and I count myself as one of them), there lies in Tomorrowland the one and only.. Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress. You know the story, it’s a fun look at how technology has changed the life of an American family throughout the 20th century as they celebrate Valentine’s Day, 4th of July, Halloween and Christmas. It’s cute, funny and completely outdated. But like I said before, it’s a classic and worth a trip over to see it.

The Low Down:

Opened: January 15, 1975

Location: Tomorrowland

Type: Slow ride (Revolving theater)

Length: 21 minutes

FastPass: No, but the theater is huge and can accommodate the crowds.

Kid Factor: Can be high. It seems that parents love to bring kids into the attraction to cool them off or get them off their feet. That equals cranky kids and the potential for whining.

Highlights: Check out the scene depicting “today.” Even though it has been updated, it’s still rockin’ that ’80s- early ’90s vibe.

Overall: Cheese factor is high, along with the kid factor. But it’s worth it for to get a chance to experience this classic attraction.

Final Verdict: 3 out of 5 stars

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Theresa Carlson

Theresa has been a life-long Disney fan since she first visited the Magic Kingdom in 1985 at the age of 3. According to her mother, she squealed with excitement when she saw Winnie the Pooh and Chip n' Dale for the first time. That love for Disney has not died as she grew up. She continues to be fascinated with the history of EPCOT Center and maintains the radio station, Kungaloosh Radio on TuneIn Radio.

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