BREAKING: Carousel of Progress – Stuck In The 40s!
MagicalNewsLIVE stays in the 1940s for four turns as COP gets stuck…
Unfortunately, it’s an all too common tale. “Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress” had troubles again tonight.
“Luckily” Nick, our good friend from MagicalNewsLIVE on YouTube was there to catch the, um, repetition?
About Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress
A reminder about the ride, from the official Walt Disney World website:
- Walt Disney originally conceived the show as part of a new area at Disneyland Park called Edison Square. When the concept was abandoned, the idea was reimagined, eventually opening under the name “Progressland” at the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair.
- With the classic song “There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow” by the Academy Award®-winning team of brothers Richard and Robert Sherman, the show was an instant hit. Following its success, the show moved to Disneyland Park and was renamed “The Carousel of Progress.”
- In 1975, the attraction moved to Magic Kingdom park where it was rewritten and restaged with a new theme song, “The Best Time of Your Life.”
- In the true spirit of progress, the show was reworked in 1994 to its initial incarnation with the original theme song intact—as a tribute to nostalgia.
Well, as the saying goes, “Time is money…” And although Carousel of Progress is free with admission, sometimes the time travel on COP comes at a high cost.
Stuck in the 1940s
Tonight, MagicalNewsLIVE watched (endured) the 1940s section of the ride four times.
Meanwhile, after the fourth iteration of the section, Nick and the rest of the guests were allowed to exit through backstage. Moreover, and sadly, no “recovery” Fast Passes were given out.
Finally, check out a portion of the Carousel of Progress via Nick’s live stream, and you can witness the full debacle and evac beginning at the 1:00:00 (1 hour) mark: