Mike’s Favorites: Carousel of Progress

By Mike Ellis

Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress is one of my favorite shows!

My Favorites: Carousel of Progress

By Mike Ellis.

The other day it dawned on me that we haven’t been to Walt Disney World since June 2014! This past summer was when we went to Disneyland for the 60th Birthday, so it has now been roughly 18 months since our last trip to Walt Disney World. That’s crazy to think about, so as a result, these next series of posts are going to be looks at some of my favorite attractions, rides, shows, whatever you want to call them, at Walt Disney World. Today we kick it all off with a look back at the past and the “future” with the Carousel of Progress!

To me, CoP (as the Cast Members know it as) is as much about history as it is about entertainment. In each of the scenes, you experience what life was like in a certain segment of time in American history. While the actual year is not displayed, you can figure some things out. For example, in the opening scene, John talks about those Wright Brothers, so dates things at around 1902, 1903, somewhere in …read more

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