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Carousel of Progress - Lake Buena Vista, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 28° 25.090 W 081° 34.730
17R E 443308 N 3143662
Quick Description: The Carousel of Progress was originally built for the 1964 New York City World's Fair by Walt Disney. After the fair, the building was moved to Disneyland until 1973. It then found its permanent home here at the Magic Kingdom.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 9/21/2017 10:49:26 AM
Waymark Code: WMWNAM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member 8Nuts MotherGoose
Views: 3

Long Description:
This ride waiting time is only about four minutes, but the actual ride is about 20. It is one of my favorite rides to go on at the magic kingdom and is a smart way to beat the heat. The Carousel of Progress is a ride for all ages and has a great and an import theme I think we should all live by.

Taken from Wikipedia, "Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress is an attraction located at the Magic Kingdom park at the Walt Disney World Resort. Created by both Walt Disney and WED Enterprises as the prime feature of the General Electric (GE) Pavilion for the 1964 New York World's Fair, the attraction was moved to Tomorrowland at Disneyland in Anaheim, California as Carousel of Progress, remaining there from 1967 until 1973. It was replaced in Disneyland by America Sings in 1974, and reopened in its present home in Walt Disney World Resort's Magic Kingdom in 1975.

Steeped in both nostalgia and (in the past) futurism, the attraction's premise is an exploration of the joys of living through the advent of electricity and other technological advances during the 20th century via a "typical" American family. To keep it up with the times, the attraction has been updated five times (in 1967, 1975, 1981, 1985, and 1993) and has had two different theme songs, both written by the Sherman Brothers (Disney's Academy Award-winning songwriting team).

Various sources say Walt Disney himself proclaimed that the Carousel of Progress was his favorite attraction and that it should never cease operation. This can be somewhat supported by family and friends, who knew of his constant work on the attraction. Of all the attractions he presented at the 1964–1965 New York World's Fair, Disney seemed especially devoted to the Carousel of Progress.

The Carousel of Progress holds the record as the longest-running stage show, with the most performances, in the history of American theater. It is one of the oldest attractions in the whole Walt Disney World Resort. It is also one of the only attractions at Walt Disney World to have been touched by Walt Disney himself."
Original Location: N 40° 44.782 W 073° 50.714

How it was moved: Wheels / Dolly / Truck

Type of move: Region to Region

Building Status: Private

Related Website: Not listed

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